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Study: Kids with Cerebral Palsy at Higher Risk for Mental Health Problems

In a new study published in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, results indicate that children with cerebral palsy are at greater risk for developing mental health issues. Researchers at the University of Michigan studied physical activity, sleep, and pain levels in over 100 children (ages 6-17) with cerebral palsy, and nearly 30,000 children without the disorder. The study concluded that the chances of having a mental health disorder such as anxiety, depression, or behavioral problems were higher in children with cerebral palsy. For example, the study notes that anxiety and behavioral problems were 3.8 times higher in children with cerebral palsy compared to children without the condition.

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University of Delaware Students Build Toy Cars for Children with Disabilities

The University of Delaware’s Assistive Medical Technology Club joined forces with Newark, Delaware city employees to refit toy cars for local children with disabilities. The group modified battery powered toy vehicles to be controlled by a large red button on the steering wheel, rather than a pedal. These cars will help children with conditions such as cerebral palsy enjoy free play while encouraging muscle tone development and coordination skills. Other toy vehicles were adjusted to allow children to practice standing and walking, by supporting them in an upright position. All cars were outfitted with secure harnesses and padding to allow for safe play.

If your child is affected by cerebral palsy as a result of malpractice, call us at 877-262-9767 to discuss your situation.

Personalized Strength Training May Help Children with Cerebral Palsy

A new 6-week study assessed the effects of lower limb strength training in children with cerebral palsy. The exercises included those for the hip abductors (which play an important role in stabilization), knee extensors, and ankle plantar flexors. Results suggest that this kind of therapy increases isometric joint strength and dynamic strength. However, due to the variety of mobility outcomes in the study, researchers suggest that personalized therapy may be most effective for children with cerebral palsy.

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Rugby Cleats Raise $29,000 for Cerebral Palsy

A pair of rugby boots worn by Irish rugby star Johnny Sexton during a high-stakes match raised €25,500 ($29,000) at auction, with proceeds benefitting an eight-year-old Irish girl with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy. The 2018 World Player of the Year wore the shoes when he kicked the goal that allowed Ireland to defeat France. Sexton’s donation sold for approximately $17,600, and the bidder then donated an additional €11,400.

If your child is affected by cerebral palsy as a result of malpractice, call us at 877-262-9767 to discuss your situation.

New Research May Help Improve Walking in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Eleven children with cerebral palsy, ages 7–16, participated in a study to analyze step errors. On the right leg, all participants wore a load cell – a transducer that creates an electrical signal to convert force into a measurable electrical output. This provided three types of force perturbations (disturbances of motion) to the child while walking on a treadmill. Two custom-designed 3D sensors placed on each leg recorded the child’s gait. Researchers concluded that the brain attempts to adjust motor commands to reduce the discrepancy between predicted and actual leg movements, leading to aftereffects such as taking larger steps. These findings may be used to develop a robotic training mechanism designed to improve walking function of children with cerebral palsy.

If your child is affected by cerebral palsy as a result of malpractice, call us at 877-262-9767 to discuss your situation.

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