CIs: Crowle, Morgan, Novak, Badawi, Jackman (CPA, NSW)

Aims: Investigate use of Motor Optimality Score (MOS) for the prediction of neurodevelopment in 202 infants with congenital anomalies following neonatal surgery, whether specific movement and postural patterns are associated with motor, cognitive, or language outcomes. MOS provides early markers for type/severity of CP and MND, less is known in infants with congenital anomalies requiring surgery.
New Knowledge: New information on use of MOS in this high risk group.

Project members

Dr Cathy Morgan

Research Fellow
Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute

Professor Iona Novak

Head of Research, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute
School of Medicine, The University of Sydney

Professor Nadia Badawi

Macquarie Group Foundation Chair of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
Neonatologist, Medical Director
Grace Centre for Newborn Care, Westmead