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Prevalence and functioning of children with cerebral palsy in four areas of the United States in 2006: A report from the Autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 15 Feb 2011 7:21pm Most of what we hear (especially on this blog and other autism focused sources) about the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM) is, well, autism related. Mostly we get the prevalence estimates for the CDC from this source. Sometimes I admit, I forget that “and Developmental Disabilities” is in there. A recent ... Read on »
Upper Extremity Strength Measurement in Children with Cerebral Palsy by Your Therapy Source Posted Wed 22 Jan 2014 4:00am Physical Therapy published a systemic review of available instruments to measure upper extremity strength in children with cerebral palsy.  The researchers identified 6 different measurement instruments.  Two test-retest reliability studies were rated as “fair” for the level of evidence. All other studies were rated as “unknown” for the lev ... Read on »
Functional Skills of Children with Cerebral Palsy by Your Therapy Source Posted Wed 28 Jul 2010 9:45am A cross sectional study of 562 Swedish children with cerebral palsy (ages 3-18 years) was performed from 1990-2005. The researchers analyzed data regarding how a child sits, stands, stands up, sits down and the use of assistive devices. The results indicated the following- 57% of children used standard chairs - 62% could stand independently ... Read on »
What Is Cerebral Palsy? What Causes Cerebral Palsy? by Rudy S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 11 Jun 2009 6:02pm This is a great article about Cerebral Palsy What Is Cerebral Palsy? What Causes Cerebral Palsy? Read on »
Age Related Changes in Children with Cerebral Palsy by Your Therapy Source Posted Sat 05 Feb 2011 10:10am Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology published research on age related changes in 184 children (age range 4 -16 years old) with cerebral palsy. The children were initially evaluated with the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM), Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) and Lifestyle Assessment Questionnaire - Cerebral Palsy (LAQ-C ... Read on »
Move and Play Results for Children with Cerebral Palsy by Your Therapy Source Posted Tue 13 Dec 2011 5:37am The Move and PLAY study was conducted from 2006-2009 in order to understand determinants of motor abilities, self-care, and play of young children with cerebral palsy. Over a one year period 430 children were followed. There are three research summaries currently available on the Can Child website - Conceptual Model of the Move and PLAY Stu ... Read on »
Pedometer Placement in Children with Cerebral Palsy by Your Therapy Source Posted Fri 21 Jun 2013 2:20pm Occasionally I will use a pedometer during a therapy session to measure the number of steps versus trying to estimate the number of feet that a child walks.  Recent research on 17 children with cerebral palsy who walk without aids was conducted to determine the reliability and validity of pedometers and proper pedometer placement.  Video a ... Read on »
Hand Splints for Children with Cerebral Palsy by Your Therapy Source Posted Thu 25 Jul 2013 4:00am A systemic review was recently published on the effectiveness of hand splints for children with cerebral palsy.  Six studies met the inclusion criteria and all were only on children with cerebral palsy.  Five studies were on non functional hand splints and one study was on functional hand splints.  The results indicated the following: in ... Read on »
Measures of ADLs for Children with Cerebral Palsy by Your Therapy Source Posted Thu 29 Aug 2013 4:00am Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology published a systematic review of activities of daily living measures for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy. The following results were found:  26 measures were identified and eight met inclusion criteria The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) had the strongest psy ... Read on »
The importance of Interactions at mealtime between young children with cerebral palsy and their caregivers by Rudy S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 26 Sep 2008 2:48pm Link: Snowdrop: Mealtime interaction patterns between young children with cerebral palsy and their mothers: characteristics and relationship to feeding impairment. A significant proportion of children with cerebral palsy have some degree of feeding impairment, which not only affects their ability to obtain adequate nourishment, but may als ... Read on »