KEYtoCP™: A Systematic, Intensive Treatment Model (Live Webinar)

Maximize neuroplasticity and minimize maladaptive habits in children and teens with Cerebral Palsy!

Live Interactive Webinar (via Zoom)
15 contact hours (synchronous learning)

Virtual course consists of four 4-hour live webinars over 4 evenings:

  • June 7, 8, 23, 24 from 6pm-10pm EST

Developed by Pia Stampe, PT, DPT, The KeytoCP Treatment Model provides a comprehensive and completely unique treatment experience for every client and their family– to address their unique goals, and keep improving long after the intensive has ended.

  • Do you believe that the brain’s amazing ability to heal and change can positively and significantly affect outcomes in all children with Cerebral Palsy?
  • Do you know where to start and how to prioritize interventions for children with CP  in order to ensure that they reach their highest possible potential?
  • Are you ready to energize yourself and your patient’s families?

Learn how to use this highly systematic approach to treatment of children with all types of cerebral palsy– to jumpstart change, address how to avoid formation of maladaptive habits, and change maladaptive habits that have already developed. The KeytoCP approach is firmly based on current brain research and knowledge about how to best harness the brain’s ability to change.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • compare brain recovery and neuroplastic potential, through the different stages of infancy, childhood and young adulthood, to traditional service delivery models.
  • describe the correlation between 2 distinct periods of abundant neuroplasticity and optimal therapy service delivery for cerebral palsy.
  • identify the correlation between lifelong functional capacity and strategic intervention planning across early childhood to young adulthood for patients diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
  • list 4 main therapeutic intervention categories, in the correct order of application, for treatment of cerebral palsy.
  • demonstrate the correct, sequential intervention method based on one of their own cases.
  • list the 3 reasons for using novelty, sensory, auditory and visual substitution therapeutically to improve functional capacity.
  • describe 3 different coaching strategies for empowering child and family participation during therapy and beyond.
  • prepare a home program that embeds all recommended therapeutic interventions into the child and family’s daily life (based on a virtual treatment demonstration).

CE Credits

Live Interactive Webinar (via Zoom)
Skill Level: Intermediate

15 contact hours (synchronous learning)

This course is accepted by many professional credentialing organizations and state professional regulatory boards. Rules and regulations change frequently without notification, and apply differently to live and online courses. Please check with your state board to confirm accuracy of this list and acceptance of contact hours live interactive courses. Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all participants upon completion of the course and may be used for CEU verification of credits. CE credits vary by state. Please check with your state board/certifying agency to confirm conversion of contact hours to CE. See links below.

 

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American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider #6177: Rehab Education, LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider (#6177) of professional development. This Distance Learning-Interactive CE course is offered at 1.5 CEU (15 contact hours) Intermediate level | OT Service Delivery/Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Approval #00223. (Course must be taken prior to 09-14-2025)

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    The following PT Boards accept courses approved by other APTA state associations*:

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    +HTCC… Hand Therapy Certification Commission (view recertification requirements)
    Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC): This course is accepted by HTCC towards re-certification.

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Agenda

4-part virtual course consists of four 4-hour live webinars via Zoom.

Session 1: 3 ¾ hours of direct instruction (6pm-10pm EST)

The stage is set for the intensive KeytoCP systematic model by discussing neuroplasticity and recovery potential for children with CP. The systematic model and rationale for this intensive program will be discussed.

6:00 – 6:15   Introduction/overview
6:15 – 7:00   Lecture: Human neuroplasticity and recovery potential in CP
7:00 – 7:45  Group project: Introductions
7:45 – 8:00  Break
8:00 – 9:30  Lecture: The KeytoCP Model/ Parent and Child Coaching, in person intensives and virtual intensives
9:30 – 10:00  Case presentations


Session 2: 3 ¾ hours of direct instruction (6pm-10pm EST)

The 4 pillars of the KeytoCP intensive model are covered using case description before discussing intervention ideas that take advantage of substitution, neuroplasticity and novelty. We end the session with discussion of a home project for the course participants.

6:00 – 7:15  Alignment
7:15 – 8:15   Awareness, Activation, Strength
8:15 – 8:30  Break
8:30 – 9:30  Novelty & “outside the box” interventions
9:30 – 10:00 Course participants will be given instructions for creating a case of one of their own clients using all or parts of the KeytoCP Model.


Session 3: 3 ¾ hours of direct instruction (6pm-10pm EST)

Several participants’ cases will be presented and discussed. We discuss how we use the KeytoCP model within our multidisciplinary team and how we prepare to embed our proposed program into the child’s daily life. During the pandemic, Pia Stampe and her clinic have started providing virtual intensives and she will discuss the benefits and challenges of this type of intensive.

6:00 – 7:30  Home project case presentation/discussion/coaching by instructor
7:30 – 8:00  Multidisciplinary work in clinic and in-home teams/virtually including case presentations
8:00 – 8:15  Break
8:15 – 9:30  Embedding clinic intensives to home AND providing virtual intensives using the Key to CP model
9:30 – 10:00  Group project about embedding interventions into the child’s home environment


Session 4: 3 ¾ hours of direct instruction (6pm-10pm EST)

Apply the KeytoCP model to two different live teletherapy cases. Course participants will have ample time to process and discuss each case.

6:00- 7:00 Teletherapy# 1 with child/family/team
7:00 – 8:00 Processing/discussing Teletherapy #1
8:00- 8:15 Break
8:15-9:15 Teletherapy #2 with child/family/team
9:15 –10:00 Processing/discussing Teletherapy #2/ Course wrap up

Instructors:

Pia Stampe, PT, DPT

Pia is the owner and founder of KEYtoCP™. Pia is a a pediatric physical therapist with more than 35 years of experience working with children with cerebral palsy. She graduated from PT education in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1981 and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from AT Still University in 2008. Pia has completed extensive continuing education and has teaching experience in pediatrics/neurology, coaching and use of EMG biofeedback, neuromuscular stimulation and functional electrical stimulation. Pia worked closely with Karen Pape, MD as the systematic, intensive model used at KEYtoCP™ was developed.

What People are Saying:

  • “Absolutely excellent. Many of the interventions I had heard of but never seen them used in such a thorough way.”
  • “Loved that we tackled a complex kiddo. Great reminder of balancing our “excitement” as therapists (to try many options to normalize alignment) with the day-to-day needs/wants of a family. Really appreciated the various points of view and multiple suggestions from all the participants .“
  • “Virtual demo brought it all together. It was really good.”
  • “You all did such a wonderful job at converting this course to a virtual form I honestly don’t think, from a participant’s perspective, that it could have gone better. The presentations, videos, demos, breakout rooms all went so smoothly. Although virtual will never be as personal as live, the fact that “it can be done well” is so exciting – think about all of the education we could be able to access without having limits of cost for travel, accommodation etc. I find this very exciting! Thank you all so very much!! “