Challenges Faced by Therapists Providing Services for Infants With or at Risk for Cerebral Palsy

Conclusion: Respondents reported that barriers are complex and exist at the individual, family, team, and societal levels. Further research is needed to explore barriers and solutions at each of these levels, from meeting a child's individual medical needs to improving interprofessional communication to increasing equitable access to resources.
Source: Pediatric Physical Therapy - Category: Pediatrics Tags: RESEARCH REPORTS Source Type: research

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Authors: Abdin MMN, Abdelazeim F, Elshennawy S Abstract OBJECTIVES: To study the effect of induced fatigue of the unaffected limb on the sensory components of standing balance; proprioception and vestibular symptoms in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. METHODS: Setting: Outpatient Clinic of Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University. PATIENTS: Twenty-nine children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy [(ages 8.9 ± 2.3 years), motor ability I/II according to the GMFCS and spasticity of I/I+ according to the Modified Ashworth Scale]. OUTCOME MEASURES: Before and after the induced fatigue of the ...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Pediatr Rehabil Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: Using DWS to incorporate principles of infant learning may have facilitated the development of gross motor skills in a child with diplegic CP. PMID: 32423264 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Phys Occup Ther Pediatr Source Type: research
For the past 4 years I have been working as a caregiver for a client with cerebral palsy. My duties include feeding him his meals with his medications and supplements, cleaning him up if he soils himself, bathing, assisting with his physical therapy exercises, and socializing with him in and out of his house. I am wondering if this would count as clinical experience or not? I don't think it will make much of a difference in my application if it is or isn't. I have plenty of clinical... Caregiver for client with CP: activity classification
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums
Conclusions: Longitudinal trajectories and reference percentiles can inform therapists and families for collaboratively designing services and monitoring performance to support children's participation in family and recreational activities. PMID: 32363980 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Phys Occup Ther Pediatr Source Type: research
Conclusions: The results revealed that the Brazilian version of the SHUEE demonstrated good reliability and convergent validity, suggesting that it is an adequate and reliable tool for individuals with hemiplegic cerebral palsy in the Brazilian population.RESUMO Objetivo: Validar o instrumento de avalia ção do membro superior, Shriners Hospital Upper Extremity Evaluation (SHUEE), para indivíduos com paralisia cerebral hemiplégica da população brasileira. Métodos: Estudo de validação no qual foi realizada tradução e adaptação cultural...
Source: Revista Paulista de Pediatria - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
This study is a multisite longitudinal controlled trial comparing developmental outcomes from infants in the SPEEDI_Late or SPEEDI_Early group to a usual care group. SETTING: Urban and rural areas surrounding 2 academic medical centers. PARTICIPANTS: There will be 90 preterm infants enrolled in this study born at
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research
Commentary on "Photo-Based Range-of-Motion Measurement: Reliability and Concurrent Validity in Children With Cerebral Palsy". Pediatr Phys Ther. 2020 Apr;32(2):160 Authors: Ross SA, Patterson J PMID: 32218081 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research
Commentary on "Psychometric Properties of Clinical Tests of Balance and Vestibular-Related Function in Children With Cerebral Palsy". Pediatr Phys Ther. 2020 Apr;32(2):150 Authors: Mueller GA, Yungbluth K PMID: 32218080 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Tests of balance and vestibular-related function may help guide clinical management of children with CP. PMID: 32218079 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research
Commentary on "Development and Validity of the Clinical Assessment of Body Alignment for Children With Cerebral Palsy". Pediatr Phys Ther. 2020 Apr;32(2):143 Authors: Santamaria V, Rachwani J PMID: 32218078 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research
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