Novak I1, McIntyre S, Morgan C, Campbell L, Dark L, Morton N, Stumbles E, Wilson SA, Goldsmith S. (2013) A systematic review of interventions for children with cerebral palsy: state of the evidence. Dev Med Child Neurol. Oct;55(10):885-910. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.12246. Epub 2013 Aug 21.


This very controversial and well known article is a systematic review of the evidence-base for a wide range of treatments for children with Cerebral Palsy. This  review identifies 15 green light interventions supported by the evidence. The article further recommends that the identified yellow light interventions should be accompanied by a sensitive outcome measure to monitor progress and red light interventions should be discontinued since alternatives exist.


By the end of this online task, you will be able to:
  1. Discuss methods to review evidence to determine if a treatment modality is supported or refuted by the evidence.
  2. List and discuss the evidence for the Green light interventions for CP.
  3. List and Discuss the evidence for the yellow light interventions and the implications of these findings for clinical practice.
  4. List and discuss the evidence for red light interventions and the implications for practice.



3 CEU points: Purchase access to the questionnaire on this open access journal article. You will be required to read the article and answer 15 multiple choice questions related to the article (you must get 70% and above to qualify for the 2 CEUs) .


It is suggested that you scroll down and read the questionnaire prior to reading the article. When you are ready to answer the questionnaire – select “Start Quiz”.


Please ensure that you enter your answers carefully. You can scroll backwards and forwards on the quiz and go back to check answers. However, once you submit the questionnaire – you cannot edit your answers or complete the questionnaire again. If you receive 70% or more, a “Print certificate button” will appear. You may then go ahead and print or save your CPD certificate. You have 6 months from the date of purchase to complete your task.