Stephanie DeLuca and Sharon Ramey invited to participate in international workshop on cerebral palsy

Sharon Landesman Ramey, Ph.D.

Sharon Landesman Ramey, Ph.D.

Sharon Ramey, a professor and distinguished research scholar at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and Stephanie DeLuca, a research assistant professor at the institute, have been invited to participate in the National Institutes of Health’s State-of-the-Science and Treatment Decisions in Cerebral Palsy Workshop on November 12–13.

The workshop will be held at the National Institutes of Health Neuroscience Center in Rockville, Maryland.

Invited attendees are designated as international leaders in research into the underlying pathology and therapeutic interventions of cerebral palsy.

Ramey studies how early experiences, up to kindergarten age, influence later development. She also develops and tests treatments for children with disabilities and at-risk conditions, with a specific focus on how to improve the provision of health, education, and social services to benefit children and their families.

DeLuca is a developmental psychologist who works to advance both adult and pediatric treatments through neurorehabilitation.

Together, DeLuca and Ramey developed a pediatric constraint-induced movement therapy protocol that has proved efficacious in helping children with cerebral palsy improve their mobility and limb function.