Some of the most significant studies in the diagnosis and treatment of cerebral palsy have come over the course of the last decade as the medical and scientific communities have recommitted themsevels to understanding the complexities of this medical condition through intensive research projects.
We have highlighted some of the most significant cerebral palsy research studies by publication method. Many of these cerebral palsy research studies can be accessed on the Internet or through your local library.
Books about Cerebral Palsy Treatment
Early feeding abilities in children with cerebral palsy: a parental report study.(Report): An article from: Journal of Medical Speech – Language Pathology
A Research Synthesis: Diagnosis and Treatment of Infantile Cerebral Palsy for Rehabilitation Medicine
Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research (DESPR), NICHD, Report to the NACHHD Council, September 2005
Focus On Cerebral Palsy Research
Trends in Cerebral Palsy Research
Cerebral Palsy With Known And Unknown Causes And Symptoms Affecting Newborn, Premature And Tiny Infants: Index And Medical Analysis Of New Information For All Nations
Birth Injuries – A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References
Birth Injuries – With & Without Complications: Index and Medical Analysis of New Research Information
Cerebral Palsy – A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References
Report of the Development of Understanding of the Family Based Intervention Project for Children with Cerebral Palsy: From the Perspectives of Community
Trial of Labor No More Hazardous Than Repeat C-Section.: An article from: Family Practice News
Living and aging with cerebral palsy: A research report
FLAME: Function Language and Movement Education Programme – Systematic Description of an Integrated Approach to the Education and Management of Pupils with Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy: Research
Comparing scanning modes for youths with cerebral palsy
Recognizing talent: Cross-case study of two high potential students with cerebral palsy : executive summary
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: Clinical and Research Approaches
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research Number 253, April 1990 Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy (Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research)
Birth Injuries: Medical Subject Analysis With Research Bibliography
Cerebral palsy incidence in New Zealand and delays to physical treatment
Cerebral Palsy: A Neurophysiological and Systems Theory Analysis
A demonstration and research project to study methods for facilitating the adaptation of adults with cerebral palsy to personal, social and vocational instrumental roles
A survey of the physical and mental status of cerebral palsied european children at school in the Union of South Africa
Agencies providing services and treatment to cerebral palsied persons in Dallas County, Texas, 1954-1955 (Cerebral palsy survey fund research report)
Publications about Cerebral Palsy Treatment
LEARN 2 MOVE 2-3: a randomized controlled trial on the efficacy of child-focused intervention and context-focused intervention in preschool children with cerebral palsy
Little is known about the efficacy and the working mechanisms of physical and occupational therapy interventions for children with cerebral palsy (CP). In recent years a shift from a child-focused intervention approach to a more context-focused intervention approach can be recognized.
LEARN 2 MOVE 0-2 years: effects of a new intervention program in infants at very high risk for cerebral palsy; a randomized controlled trial
It is widely accepted that infants at risk for cerebral palsy need paediatric physiotherapy. However, there is little evidence for the efficacy of physiotherapeutic intervention. Recently, a new intervention program, COPCA (Coping with and Caring for infants with special needs – a family centered program), was developed.
Studies and Dissertations about Cerebral Palsy Treatment
Effects of Delays to Response Blocking when used as Treatment for Problem Behavior Maintained by Automatic Reinforcment
Response blocking and response interruption are common interventions for problem behavior maintained by automatic reinforcement in the treatment literature, but these interventions may be extremely challenging for caregivers to implement with fidelity (i.e., immediately blocking each instance)
This dissertation examines the relationship between several neighborhood and individual-level factors and the probability of delivering a preterm infant. Infants born prematurely, or at less than 37 weeks of gestation, have a greater risk of long-term developmental disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, than infants born at full term.
Children with CP are extremely heterogeneous in terms of etiology and clinical features. The diversity of symptoms among CP syndromes is a challenge for different branches of health research. Despite the efforts of many studies in examining rehabilitation strategies to improve upper limb (UL) function in children with CP, the confidence in the validity of these studies’ evidence is still moderate to low.
Investigation of Unintentional Movement in People with Cerebral Palsy to Improve Computer Target Acquisition
People with Cerebral Palsy (CP) have difficulty using computer pointing devices due to unintentional movement in their upper extremities. Fifty percent of people with CP have impaired arm-hand function which limits their ability to interface with pointing devices and effectively control cursor movement on the computer screen. This thesis involves two studies which utilize an Isometric Joystick in order to access the computer and complete target acquisition tasks.
The Design, Construction and Validation of a New Assistive Walking Device for a Child with Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is a neuromuscular disorder that affects movement and posture. It is characterized by poor muscle tone and posture, spasticity, unsteady gait, limited mobility, speech impairments, and a forward displaced center of gravity. A child with cerebral palsy experiences certain impairments towards normal function and development, making typically routine daily functions such as eating, walking and writing a challenge.
Considerations for the Use of an Exoskeleton for Extremity Control and Assistance when Learning to Walk with Cerebral Palsy
Investigation of the effect of intrauterine inflammation and infection on fetal brain injury using human and animal models
Effect of a supination splint on upper limb function of cerebral palsy children after Botulinum Toxin A
Electrostimulation therapy and selective posterior rhizotomy in the treatment of children with cerebral palsy
Chronic sorrow has been defined as a permanent and reoccurring experience of pervasive sadness and loss which underlies the life experience and which recurs over time for the parent of a child with developmental, medical, or behavior issues that prevent him from participating in society in a way previously anticipated by parents.
There is increasing evidence that a positive start to school sets the child up for continued positive educational experiences and future life opportunities(Dockett & Perry, 2007). In an inclusive era, it is important to investigate the processes that promote the success of inclusion.
Social participation is essential to well-being for adolescents with and without disabilities. Adolescents with a disability, however, often have fewer friendships and experience social isolation compared to their peers without disability. Telecommunications play a vital role in facilitating social participation for adolescents yet those with a disability experience reduced access. Based on the World Health Organisation’s framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) this study aimed to identify environmental factors (barriers and facilitators) that impact on participation in telecommunication use, as perceived by adolescents with cerebral palsy and their communication partners.
Long-term follow-up of very low birthweight children: A prospective study from the southeast region of Sweden
Supra-Postural Task Performance in Children with Cerebral Palsy: The Importance of Functional Context
Outcomes of an upper limb eccentric strength-training programme for adolescents with cerebral palsy / Siobhan Louise Reid
[Truncated abstract] Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood (Reddihough & Collins, 2003). The most characteristic features of those with cerebral palsy are the physical disabilities that arise as a result of the brain lesion, including; spasticity, muscle weakness and atrophy, soft-tissue contracture and joint deformity.
'Just Little Things': Nurses' perceptions of quality of life for people with severe multiple impairments
Notions of quality of life dictate philosophies and policies for services for people with developmental disabilities. There is an abundance of research on quality of life, much of which has influenced the significant amount of study of quality of life for people with developmental disabilities
There are a lack of reliable and valid clinical outcome measures to assess the effects of medical interventions in children with cerebral palsy, potentially compromising research and clinical practice in this area. The objective of this thesis was to identify and develop reliable outcome measures that could be used to evaluate the effects of botulinum toxin A in children with cerebral palsy.
Antenatal causes of cerebral palsy and adverse pregnancy outcomes: investigating associations between inherited thrombophilia, cytokine polymorphisms and viral infections
Web Resources for Cerebral Palsy Treatment
CHASA is first international non-profit organization to offer information and support to families of infants, children, and young adults who have hemiplegia or hemiplegic cerebral palsy, often due to perinatal stroke, childhood stroke, or other rare causes.
Easter Seals provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities.
Pathways Awareness was recently invited to Stanford University to present information on early
motor delay detection and intervention to its pediatric residents.
Survey for People with Disabilities.
CNS is a nonprofit research foundation improving the lives of children disabled by neurological disorders through research focused on brain repair and regeneration.
The March of Dimes is a non-profit organization.
Journal of Pediatric Neurology is an English multidisciplinary peer-reviewed medical journal publishing articles in the fields of child neurology, pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric neuroradiology, child psychiatry and pediatric neuroscience. Journal of Pediatric Neurology encourages submissions from all authors throughout the world.
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities.
UCP and its nearly 100 affiliates have a mission to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with a spectrum of disabilities by providing services and support to more than 176,000 children and adults every day—one person at a time, one family at a time. UCP works to enact real change—to revolutionize care, raise standards of living and create opportunities—impacting the lives of millions living with disabilities. For more than 60 years, UCP has worked to ensure the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in every facet of society.
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