Soccer Tips for Kids with Hemiplegia

I’m going to answer this as a former soccer player/coach/referee instead of the mom of a child with hemiplegia, since I know more about the first. Being a good soccer player is more about ball control than how hard you […]

Peeling Those Oranges

Joey peeled an orange today! She didn’t even eat it and went straight to work on another one. I guess I’ll be eating a lot of oranges today! – Lottie

Yea hooo!!

Hello. I thought I would share my great news of the day. My son started pedaling a bike with no training wheels on it today. Oh, he was so excited!! He kept yelling, “Yea hooo! Yea hooo!” It was so […]

Pediatric Stroke and Spelling Success

When Gregory entered kindergarten at age 5, he could barely write the letter “G” in his name.  It took the first two years of elementary school, intensive practice at home and school using a specialized writing curriculum, and hours of […]

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Christopher is Clapping!

I am so excited! Christopher just turned 11 months old and he has started to clap. It is a little different clap, he holds his left arm close to his body, holds out his hand and then pats it with […]

Researchers Tests Device That Helps Infants With Cerebral Palsy Crawl

Researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, in collaboration with colleagues at Virginia Commonwealth University, want to know if infants with cerebral palsy can learn to use a skateboard-like robotic device that enables locomotion. In addition, they are […]

Bimanual Training Study in Children with Hemiplegia

A randomized control trial of bimanual training in children with hemiplegia is seeking participants. The protocols have been developed at Columbia University to be child friendly and draw upon their experience since 1997 with constraint-induced movement therapy in children with […]

Unilateral and Perinatal Brain Injury Language Study

The University of Chicago is seeking participants for the fMRI study on reading and language comprehension. Ideally, they would like to conduct three annual sessions with your child, as your child learns to be a better reader. Each session will […]

Hemiparetic Cerebral Palsy Study

Northwestern University, Illinois Researchers are studying how children with spastic hemiparetic cerebral palsy are able to control individual joints of their arms. To qualify for this study, your child must: Have a diagnosis of spastic hemiparetic cerebral palsy. Be at […]

Pittsburgh Support Group Meeting

Join Pittsburgh area families of children with hemiplegia for some fun at the mall. Sunday, January 8, 2012 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm The Mall at Robinson 100 Robinson Centre Drive Pittsburgh, PA  15205 A note from Stacie: We would […]

Choosing a Physical Therapist

Children with hemiparesis or hemiplegia often receive physical therapy. Physical therapy does not “cure” the cause of the hemiplegia, but it can help your child become as functional as possible and attain the best possible quality of life. Physical therapy […]