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8 Playtime and Toy Modifications for Children with Cerebral Palsy or Other Disabilities

Are you in search of toy modifications for children with cerebral palsy or other disabilities? Whether it be at home, daycare, school or extracurricular activities, children with disabilities may benefit from modifications during playtime. The best way to think about the topic of children with cerebral palsy and toy modifications is to always remember that […]

Body Representation in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Recent research was published in Brain Sciences about body representation in children with cerebral palsy. The researchers explored Body Semantics, Body Structural Representation and Body Schema 33 children with cerebral palsy compared to 103 typically developing children.

Recent research was published in Brain Sciences about body representation in children with cerebral palsy. The researchers explored Body Semantics, Body Structural Representation and Body Schema 33 children with cerebral palsy compared to 103 typically developing children. What is Body Representation? In this study the researchers defined body representation as three parts: Body Schema – […]

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Cerebral Palsy and Emotional Development

Children with cerebral palsy may experience delays in emotional development as well as physical development. Recent research took a closer look at emotional knowledge in children with cerebral palsy.

Children with cerebral palsy may experience delays in emotional development as well as physical development. Recent research took a closer look at emotional knowledge in children with cerebral palsy. The researchers wanted to determine if differences were present in emotion knowledge between children with cerebral and their typically developing peers, and examine its associations with […]

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Positioning for Play

During physical play time, children tend to move through various positions and during sedentary play time children tend to maintain the same position for a longer period of time. For example, when playing hide and go seek children move in all different ways such as sitting, crawling, squatting, walking or running. In contrast, when completing […]

Cerebral Palsy: Wheelchair Positioning and Effects

A recent study on children with cerebral palsy, wheelchair positioning and the short term effects was published. The researchers evaluated the multidimensional effects of adaptive seating interventions for young children with non-ambulatory cerebral palsy.

Often, pediatric Occupational or Physical Therapists work with children who have cerebral palsy and adaptive seating. A recent study on children with cerebral palsy, wheelchair positioning and the short term effects was published. The researchers evaluated the multidimensional effects of adaptive seating interventions for young children with non-ambulatory cerebral palsy. Methodology of the Study The […]

Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy Helps with Motor Planning and Head Control

Do you work with children who have unilateral cerebral palsy? If so, you are familiar with constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) and hand-arm bimanual intensive therapy (HABIT). A recent study was published in the Journal of Pediatric Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics that quantified the changes in joint movement control and motor planning of the more-affected upper extremity during a reach-grasp-eat task in children with Unilateral Spastic Cerebral Palsy.

Do you work with children who have unilateral cerebral palsy? If so, you are familiar with constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) and hand-arm bimanual intensive therapy (HABIT). A recent study was published in the Journal of Pediatric Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics that quantified the changes in joint movement control and motor planning of the […]

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Hand Motor Function in Unilateral Cerebral Palsy – Benefits of Peer Interaction

A recent study indicated that there are benefits to child-to-child interaction when it comes to hand motor function in children with unilateral cerebral palsy.

Therapeutic activities for children with unilateral cerebral palsy are often suggested to help improve hand motor function in children with unilateral cerebral palsy. A recent study indicated that there are benefits to child-to-child interaction when it comes to hand motor function in children with unilateral cerebral palsy. What did the study investigate? This study was […]