Tag Archives: Cerebral Palsy

Pediatric Therapy Corner: October 6 is World Cerebral Palsy Day

[Source:  The Mighty] October 6 is World Cerebral Palsy Day. If you’re like most people with a passing interest in Today’s Very Important Day, you may check out a few facts and learn things like 17 million people have cerebral palsy and 1 in 500 … Continue reading

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Research Points To Genetic Link To Cerebral Palsy

[Source:  Disability Scoop] A new study finds a stronger genetic link to cerebral palsy than previously thought prompting researchers to recommend genetic testing for those with the most common form of the condition. More than 20 percent of kids with … Continue reading

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Motor Learning in Children with Unilateral CP

[Source:  Disability and Rehabilitation via Your Therapy Source] Disability and Rehabilitation published research to examine explicit and implicit learning in children with unilateral cerebral palsy.  The study compared the motor learning of children with left and right unilateral cerebral palsy and … Continue reading

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Could Mutations and Inherited Genes Play a Role in Cerebral Palsy?

[Source:  Science Daily] Hemiplegic cerebral palsy hampers movement in one side of a person’s body. In the first genetic study of its kind to exclusively focus on those with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, a group of 26 Canadian researchers has investigated … Continue reading

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Robotic Device Shows Promise For Kids With Cerebral Palsy

[Source: Disability Scoop] Training with a robotic device may help some kids with cerebral palsy gain strength and improve both posture and walking abilities, researchers say. A small study suggests that a robotic system known as the Tethered Pelvic Assist Device could … Continue reading

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