2015 - Lindenauer Lecture

Mobility and Child Development


Speaker: James C. "Cole" Galloway, PT, PhD
Professor of Physical Therapy
University of Delaware 

The Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center hosted Dr. James Galloway for the 2015 Marilyn R. Lindenhauer Lecture. He is a Professor in and Associate Chair of the Physical Therapy Department at the University of Delaware and an expert on pediatric mobility as it relates to children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. Dr. Galloway invents assistive devices for children with motor impairments, including the popular “Go Baby Go!” cars. He was also featured in a TEDMED Talk in 2014 about mobility. The Marilyn R. Lindenauer Distinguished Speaker Series highlights groundbreaking ideas and emerging technologies related to the care of patients with cerebral palsy.

About Dr. James Galloway’s Go Baby Go!

Our group operates within the Pediatric Mobility Lab and Design Studio, Dept. of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware. Our lab is interested in the roles that a child’s brain, body, behavior, and environment plays in the development of exploratory behaviors. We focus on reaching, object play, sitting, walking and the various things children do in everyday life. The lab has been given funding from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Foundation for Physical Therapy.

A major focus of our day is on the parallel design and prototype production of commercial and DIY tech for play to be used by children and adults in the real world. Current projects/products include garments, toys, race cars, and harness environments. His group, which includes professionals and students from fashion, child development, neuroscience and engineering, has been known to accept NIH, NSF funding and donations.