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Research: Sensory Processing and Cerebral Palsy

Bumin G, Kayihan H.. Effectiveness of two different sensory integration programs for children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2001; 23(9): 394-399. An investigation of approaches to sensory perceptual motor (SPM) training for children with spastic diplegic CP (abnormal leg and possible arm stiffness), this study determines it is effective for group and individual treatment. … Continued

Cerebral Palsy Research Registry

Cerebral Palsy Research Registry (CPRR) is a multi-institutional collaborative effort whose primary mission is to improve our understanding of cerebral palsy. We believe that by working together, families and researchers can make a difference in the lives of people affected by cerebral palsy. Representatives from Northwestern University Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, the … Continued

What is a Pediatric Physical Therapist?

“Isn’t physical therapy just for athletes and adults in recovery?” Nope! Sometimes, children and even babies need physical therapy, too. You might not give a second thought to walking up the stairs or picking up a drink. But for a child with an injury or delay in development, those simple tasks can be a real … Continued

Conferences Medical Roundtable and expert staff present at workshops and conferences across the United States in the pediatric therapy and maternal and child health fields. Explore this section for a look at our published abstracts, research posters, and exhibits. Parents’ Knowledge and Perception about Child Development: Evidence from a Practice-Based Survey Summary: This poster is … Continued

What to Know About Toe Walking

Parents, find the answers to common questions about baby learning to walk here. Toe walking can be a commonly observed movement pattern that many young children display during their development, however many children will give up idiopathic toe walking (ITW) without specific intervention. Research within the scientific community suggests that ITW is sometimes a causal … Continued

Research: Benefit of Early Detection and Early Intervention

Bailey DB Jr, Hebbeler K, Spiker D, Scarborough A, Mallik S, Nelson L. Thirty-six-month outcomes for families of children who have disabilities and participated in early intervention. Pediatrics. 2005; 116(6): 1346-52. This study assessed family outcomes at the end of early intervention (near the child’s third birthday). Results suggest that early intervention provides important supports for families … Continued

Research: Language Development in Atypically Developing Infants & Children

Eilers RE, Oller DK. Infant vocalizations and the early diagnosis of severe hearing impairment. J Pediatr. 1994; 124(2): 199-203. Findings from this study indicate that infants with normal hearing produce canonical vocalizations before 11 months of age, while infants with severe to profound hearing loss do not produce these vocalizations until they are 11 months of age … Continued

Augmentative and Alternative Forms of Communication produces content (like the article below) for health publications and newsletters that discuss issues related to children’s development. Our content features information for healthcare professionals on talking to families, recognizing delays, and early referrals. For children with severe expressive communication disorders, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) can improve their ability to interact with others in … Continued

Detecting Early Motor Delays at Well-Baby Visits

In the past 25 years, the number of children with early motor delays has dramatically increased. The American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Disabilities estimates that as many as 400,000 children are at risk for an early motor delay[1]. Suggested reasons for this sharp increase are varied and include: a rise in multiple and premature … Continued