Break Out Session: What is Cerebral Palsy

Join Dr. Benjamin as he discusses how Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term that refers to a group of disorders affecting a person’s ability to move.

He will discuss and explain in a dynamic presentation how Cerebral palsy affects people in different ways and can affect body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture and balance. Although cerebral palsy is a permanent life-long condition, some of these signs of cerebral palsy can improve or worsen over time.

This session is perfect for those who want to learn about the condition and for those who want to increase their knowledge of Cerebral Palsy.  

About Dr. Benjamin


Scott Benjamin, MD, FABPMR, PRM has been in practice in Vermont for almost 14 years.  Before that he worked at Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC.  He trained in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Sinai/ Johns Hopkins, and Fellowship trained in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Johns Hopkins / Kennedy Krieger Institute.  He was at UVM for 14 years prior to opening his private office, and will maintain a clinical assistant professorship in pediatrics at UVM.  He has particular expertise in spasticity management using medications such as Botox, Dysport, and Myobloc;  and in electro diagnostic testing for common peripheral nerve entrapments.  He’s lectured extensively about spasticity, cerebral palsy, and botulinum toxin. He’s published in text books about children with special needs and congenital upper limb deficiencies.