In a variety of settings, the OT works with children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (CP). Hemiplegic CP often affects sensation, perception, cognition, communication, and motor movements. These skills impact participation in home, school, community life, and activities of daily living (ADLs) such as grooming, dressing, and feeding. The OT has the responsibility to decide the most effective way to allocate treatment. Constraint induced movement therapy has been shown to improve developmental disuse in the effected upper extremity. As there are many variations of this intervention, the OT wants to know what is the most effective type, frequency, duration, and intensity of constraint induced treatment.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Fisher, Christina and Newton, Brittany, "Pediatric Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Protocols for Hemiplegia" (2016). Occupational Therapy Graduate Student Evidenced-Based Research Reviews. 16.