GMFCS Parent Questionnaire

Did you know that you can download a parent questionnaire to fill out for the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS)? CanChild offers the questionnaire in three age groups – 2-4 years, 4-6 years, 6-12 years and 12-18 years. It is also available in 6 languages – English, Arabic, Farsi, French, Portuguese and Thai. You […]

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Social and Community Participation in Youth with Cerebral Palsy

Physical Therapy has published research on the social and community participation levels of children and youth with cerebral palsy. Children and youth in Gross Motor Function Classification Level I (GMFCS) participated in more activities with friends and others compared to children with GMFCS II, III, IV and V. Another difference that was noted indicated that […]

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Motor Skills During Adolescence in children with CP

Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology published research stating that adolescent children with cerebral palsy GMFCS Level III, IV and V demonstrated a functional decline in skills which were clinically significant. This longitudinal study followed 657 children with CP using the Gross Motor Function Measure-66. Children with cerebral palsy levels I and II did not experience […]