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Development of Hand Use in Unilateral Cerebral Palsy

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Oftentimes, parents will ask how quickly will their child progress. Or wonder will they continue to make progress? Each and every child with cerebral palsy is unique so this is a very difficult question to answer. Research can help tackle the issue of the development of hand use in unilateral cerebral palsy.  One research study explored the development of hand use during bimanual activities among children with unilateral cerebral palsy. The study included 166 children from 18 months of age to 13 years of age. Each participant was evaluated on average starting at 37 months of age with two or more Assisting Hand Assessments. Development was determined using the Manual Ability Classification System (MACS) levels and Assisting Hand Assessments performance at 18 months of age.

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