Archives for August 2012

Kandu Tattoo Sighting – Kids with Hemiplegia “Can Do”

The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association’s (CHASA) mascot, Kandu, was sighted this week on the arm of Dan Stamer. Dan added Kandu’s image to a tattoo in honor of his son, Kannon. Dan and his wife Heather, recognize that kids […]

Jude Paints Kandu during Occupational Therapy

Kandu, the CHASA Mascot, was sighted at Jude’s house this weekend. Jude is nine years old and has hemiplegic cerebral palsy due to a stroke at age five. Jude works really hard in occupational therapy and that’s where he was […]

Ask the Hand Specialist – Two year old with hemiplegic cerebral palsy is resisting constraint therapy

My 2 1/2 year old daughter has left side hemiplegic cerebral palsy due to a stroke. Since five months old, we have been doing some form of Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT). Over the past six months, my daughter has […]

Can an Adult with Hemiplegia Since Childhood Benefit from Weight Training?

My son’s hand, arm, leg, and foot are smaller on his affected side than on the other side of his body. What causes this? He had a stroke just before he was born and we’ve taken him to physical and […]

When That Feeling Hits

A blog came across my Facebook feed this morning, forwarded by the local natural baby product store in our area. It’s totally appropriate for them to post it, as the blog was one mother’s story of the trauma of an […]

Holly Escapes from Her Constraint Therapy Cast

My daughter, Holly, is a sweet 5-year old girl with a number of diagnoses – Left-Sided Hemiplegia, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, PDD-NOS, Developmental Delays, Behavior and Sensory Issues.   One day each month, we go to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for all […]

Pediatric Stroke Awareness Heroes – Senator Blumenthal and Patch’s Family

When Patch was 9 months old, his parents discovered that he’d had a stroke before he was born. Patch was just a baby and he needed therapy to help him learn many of the essential developmental milestones like eating, rolling […]

Ask the Hand Specialist – Childhood Hemiplegia and the Hand

We’re excited to announce  a new Question and Answer section on the Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA) website.  Dr. Andrew Gordon, PhD has generously offered to answer questions relating to hand therapy, hemiplegic cerebral palsy, and related topics. At […]

Back to School – Musical Instruments for Kids with Hemiplegia

Kids and music  – they just go together and our kids with hemiplegia can find many ways to enjoy playing a musical instrument. It’s extremely important for children with hemiplegia or with any disability to find an area where they […]