Extrinsic feedback and upper limb motor skill learning in typically-developing children and children with cerebral palsy: Review.

CONCLUSION: A better understanding of the influence of feedback on motor learning is needed to optimize motor skill acquisition in children with CP. PMID: 28282845 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience - Category: Neurology Tags: Restor Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: This study indicates that surveillance programmes to prevent hip dislocation in children with cerebral palsy are likely to be cost-effective. PMID: 31530485 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research
Abstract Early brain damage leading to cerebral palsy is associated to core motor impairments and also affects cognitive and social abilities. In particular, previous studies have documented specific alterations of perceptual body processing and motor cognition that are associated to unilateral motor deficits in hemiplegic patients. However, little is known about spastic diplegia (SpD), which is characterized by motorial deficits involving both sides of the body and is often associated to visuospatial, attentional, and social perception impairments. Here, we compared the performance of a sample of 30 children and ...
Source: Neural Plasticity - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neural Plast Source Type: research
Study Design. Retrospective cohort. Objective. To determine how respiratory failure rates and duration of intensive care unit (ICU) stay after posterior spinal fusion (PSF) for neuromuscular scoliosis compare between children with Rett syndrome (RS) versus cerebral palsy (CP). Summary of Background Data. Rett syndrome and CP are associated with high incidence of neuromuscular scoliosis and respiratory dysfunction. Methods. We included 21 patients with RS (mean age, 13 ± 3.1 yrs) and 124 with CP (mean age, 14 ± 3.2 yrs) who underwent PSF by one surgeon from 2004 to 2017. Preoperative motor f...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH Source Type: research
Conclusions Vocational interventions may be effective in improving vocational outcomes, QoL, and CI for individuals with ABI. There is limited experimental evidence on interventions that specifically target employment. Observational data suggest that receiving job placement assistance, on-the-job training and supports, counselling/guidance, maintenance, and supported employment successfully predicted employment outcomes.
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
Condition:   Cerebral Palsy Interventions:   Procedure: Intensive Neurophysiological Rehabilitation System;   Procedure: Activity and care as usual Sponsors:   International Clinic of Rehabilitation, Ukraine;   Horbachevsky Ternopil National Medical University;   Elita Rehabilitation Center;   Kids e.V. Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusions: Half of this group of young children with CP were reported to have pain. Pain restricted the children's everyday lives and seemed to be under-treated. If pain can be addressed early, the children's everyday lives are likely to be improved. Implications for rehabilitation There is a need to early identify and treat pain in young children. Important to discuss pain with parents irrespectively of the child's age and severity level. Pain interference assessment gives valuable information. Early treatment of pain might improve children's everyday life. PMID: 31526138 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Conditions:   Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy;   Motor Activity Interventions:   Other: AOT Pathological Model Experimental Group;   Other: AOT Healthy Model Control Group Sponsor:   University of Parma Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): Shogo Nakagawa, Hirotaka Mutsuzaki, Yuki Mataki, Ryoko Takeuchi, Hiroshi KamadaAbstractKnee flexion contracture in a patient with cerebral palsy was treated by a new tendon-lengthening technique using a tendon stripper. The patient was a 10-year-old girl with mixed types of cerebral palsy related to a chromosomal anomaly. She was classified as level IV in the Gross Motor Functional Classification System with a bilateral 30° knee flexion contracture. The semitendinosus and gracilis muscle tendons were released from distal to pr...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Evidence for functional electrical stimulation (FES) as a treatment option in adult neurological conditions has grown over the last 25 years. Children and young people with neurological conditions can also benefit from FES treatments but there are gaps in clinical knowledge, awareness and evidence which need addressing. Some of the known benefits of FES include safe walking with facilitation and exercise of ‘normal’ movement, muscle strengthening, joint range and proprioceptive improvements as well as spasticity reduction.
Source: Paediatrics and Child Health - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Personal practice Source Type: research
Source: Developmental Neurorehabilitation - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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