Study: Music Therapy Improves Upper Body Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy After 16 weeks of live music therapy, children with cerebral palsy participating in a study showed significant improvements in locomotor function, according to Spanish researchers. In the study, participants played small percussion instruments—a Spanish guitar, a keyboard, and drums, along with the therapists. […]Children’s Clothing Campaign Features Models with Cerebral Palsy
Children’s Clothing Campaign Features Models with Cerebral Palsy UK clothing retailer, River Island, launched a new line of children’s clothing with a campaign celebrating diversity. Six children with disabilities, including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and epilepsy, were selected from across the nation to model. The campaign was released as River Island announced its collaboration with […]Doctor Builds Personalized Voices for Individuals with Speech Deficits
Doctor Builds Personalized Voices for Individuals with Speech Deficits VocaliD is software designed to create a personalized voice for people with speech deficits, which were caused by diseases and conditions such as cerebral palsy. Former speech therapist Dr. Rupal Patel has been working with Geoffrey Meltzner, head of research and technology, to make voice producing […]Hippotherapy Simulator Designed as Therapy Equipment for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Hippotherapy Simulator Designed as Therapy Equipment for Children with Cerebral Palsy Hippotherapy, the use of horseback riding as a therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment, has been prescribed to improve coordination, balance, and strength in individuals with conditions such as cerebral palsy. However, access to equestrian centers is limited, and costs are not always covered by insurance, […]Wear Green This Weekend to Support Those with Cerebral Palsy!
Wear Green This Weekend to Support Those with Cerebral Palsy! Sunday, March 25th is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day! Cerebral palsy is a permanent condition describing a combination of physical and mental disabilities due to damage or abnormalities in the brain. It is often caused by a lack of oxygen and blood flow to the […]Study Analyzing Worm Brain Activity Sheds Light on Human Brain Functions
Study Analyzing Worm Brain Activity Sheds Light on Human Brain Functions Published in the journal Nature, a new study suggests that the fundamental “rules” of how a worm’s brain controls movement may apply to human brain functions. By studying the brain network of a roundworm for several years, researchers from Northeastern University’s Center for Complex […]Precision Grip Weaker Among Children with Unilateral Cerebral Palsy, Study Suggests
Precision Grip Weaker Among Children with Unilateral Cerebral Palsy, Study Suggests Gripping objects is a common challenge for children with cerebral palsy. According to a new study published in PLOS ONE, however, researchers determined that children with unilateral cerebral palsy (UCP)—where one side of the body is affected—have more difficulty using precision grip during specific […]Massachusetts Middle Schoolers Design Toys for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Massachusetts Middle Schoolers Design Toys for Children with Cerebral Palsy Teams of eighth grade students at KIPP Academy in Massachusetts have been hard at work on Project Lead the Way, which brings hands-on science, technology, engineering and math experiences into classrooms. Their particular assignment? Using 3-D printers to design therapeutic toys for children who have […]Stem Cell Therapy May Improve Motor Function in Patients with Cerebral Palsy
Stem Cell Therapy May Improve Motor Function in Patients with Cerebral Palsy A specialized stem cell therapy center in India has recently reported positive results in treating a patient with cerebral palsy. The therapy, which involves injecting stem cells collected from a patient’s bone marrow into the spinal canal, is believed to lead to improvements […]Technology Improving Quality of Life for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy
Technology Improving Quality of Life for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy is a condition that can limit one’s independence, but new technology is helping people to be able to do things for themselves. For individuals with cerebral palsy who are unable to speak, eye gaze tablets, devices which are controlled entirely by looking at […]
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