Quick and Easy Meal Prep – With One Hand

Ready to cook your own meals? You may be a great “cook from scratch” cook, but if you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, check out our tips below. make extra meals and freeze them […]

Soccer and Hemiplegia – Shea’s Story

The one-armed goalkeeper “So what was the coolest thing about Paralympic National Soccer Camp?” This was the first question that I asked my 13 year old son Shea, upon his return from the United States Men’s Paralympic National Team Training […]

Recruiting Participants – Hemiparesis and Stroke – Comparing the Location of the Motor Cortex in Children Using Two Methods: EEG and TMS

The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association, CHASA, has teamed with Dr. Bernadette Gillick at the University of Minnesota to recruit participants for a research study, Comparing the Location of the Motor Cortex in Children Using Two Methods: EEG and TMS. […]

Perinatal Stroke Research – Recruiting Participants for Language Project

The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association has teamed with Dr. Susan Levine at the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago to recruit participants for a Language Development Project. Research study information from the program is below. Have you […]

Back to School – Kids with Hemiplegia

Amid the excitement of shopping for school supplies and thinking about meeting new friends, parents of children with hemiplegia find many questions pertaining to their child’s diagnosis and learning styles. We’ve prepared a few helpful hints for you. 1. How […]

Supination in Children with Hemiplegia

Does your child have problems turning their arm so their palm is up? This movement is called supination and many children with hemiplegia or hemiparesis have problems with supination of their affected hand. Here are some fun ways to encourage […]

Hemiparesis Research Study Seeking Participants

CHASA is assisting Daniel McDonald, a graduate student in the Masters in Management Information Systems program at the University of Omaha in locating participants for a research study.  You are being asked to be in this study because you either […]

How long does school have to fill occupational therapy vacancy?

My son has hemiplegia and occupational therapy is one of the services he receives. This related service is included in his IEP (Individualized Education Program). His school lost their occupational therapist and are having trouble hiring a new one. What […]

Hemiplegia, Hemiparesis, Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy – What’s the difference?

“What is the difference between hemiplegia, hemiparesis, and hemiplegic cerebral palsy?” This is a question commonly asked by parents of kids after they hear it from a doctor or therapist or read it in an educational assessment, insurance claim, or […]

Adaptation versus Innovation

I was about seventeen when I learned that most people put on their socks with two hands. It probably sounds ludicrous but it’s true: my aunt was visiting and we were about to head out for something so I was […]

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Camps for Children with Hemiplegia

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Camps and Programs – Western United States Camp Bennett – San Francisco, CA – founded by Audrey Vernick, mom of a child with hemiplegic cerebral palsy Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Camps and Programs – Central United […]

Constraint Therapy – We Made It!

We made it. We survived 16 days of constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT). Whew.  Now it’s about managing my expectations, and my disappointment, over what “stuck” and what didn’t. And disappointed is exactly what I felt. Within five minutes of […]

Scholarships for Thunder in the Valley Games 2013

A limited number of CHASA Athletic Scholarships for athletes with hemiplegia or hemipareis are available for the 2013 Thunder in the Valley Games being held May 30th through June 2nd, 2013.  CHASA encourages young people with hemiplegia or hemiparesis to […]

Midpoint Check In – Constraint Induced Movement Therapy

Henry, a pediatric stroke survivor who has hemiplegic cerebral palsy, is in the middle of constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT), nearly exactly at the half-way point. The first few days were impossible, for a variety of reasons. Let’s start with […]

Hemiplegia Awareness, Pediatric Stroke Awareness, and Cerebral Palsy Awareness Shirts – Order by November 2nd

You asked for them – Hemiplegia Awareness Shirts, Pediatric Stroke Awareness Shirts, Cerebral Palsy Awareness Shirts, and Kandu Shirts – and CHASA is going to deliver! Shirt orders closed on November 2, 2012. Shirts will begin shipping in one month. […]