The AusCP-CTN has a work plan to uplift earlier detection of CP. A national training program in General Movements Assessment and implementation of APP technology will enable early detection of CP for families across Australasia including remote and isolated places

Identification of very early clinical and neuroimaging biomarkers in preterm and term-born infants at 30 and 40 weeks gestation will provide clinical tool boxes of brain structure and function measures for earlier detection of CP.

Current studies in this theme:

  • Neurodevelopment of the preterm infant - PREBO: PREterm Brain Outcomes
  • Early prediction of typical outcome and mild developmental delay for prioritisation of service delivery for very preterm and very low birthweight infants (PREMTiME)