Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Developmental Trajectories of Daily Activities and Cerebral Palsy

Pediatrics has published research on the developmental trajectories of mobility performance and daily activities in 420 Dutch children (ages 1-16 years) and young adults with cerebral palsy (CP)and investigating the influence of gross motor function and intellectual disability on these trajectories. The children were followed yearly over a period of 2 to 4 years. Developmental trajectories were described for mobility performance and performance of daily activities, using the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale, the Gross Motor Function Classification System and IQ scores or school type of intellectual disability. The following results were recorded: 
  • developmental trajectories of mobility performance differed according to levels of gross motor function but not levels of intellectual disability 
  • performance of daily activities was affected by intellectual disability with lower overall trajectory levels for participants with intellectual disabilities 
  • the children without intellectual disability exhibited high-level developmental trajectories with values similar to those of typically developing children even though differences in gross motor function level were present. 
 Reference: Rimke C. Vos et al. Developmental Trajectories of Daily Activities in Children and Adolescents With Cerebral Palsy. Pediatrics peds.2013-0499; published ahead of print September 9, 2013, doi:10.1542/peds.2013-0499


Title: Life Skills of the Month
By:  Your Therapy Source
Summary:  12 hand outs and posters to encourage practicing life skills
throughout the year provided in Word and pdf format.

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