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|Title: ||Impact of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy on Brain Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy|
|Other Titles: ||CIMT impact on the brain|
|Authors: ||Key, Alexandra F.|
Maitre, Nathalie L.
|Keywords: ||Constraint Induced Movement Therapy|
Hemiparetic Cerebral Palsy
|Issue Date: ||29-Mar-2012|
|Publisher: ||Vanderbilt University|
|Abstract: ||Few studies have examined the effects of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) in children or its effects beyond sensory-motor domains. Evidence from adult populations suggests that CIMT is linked with cortical restructuring and could have effects on speech, language deficits, and sensory-perceptual processes, domains typically affected by cerebral palsy (CP). Using a five-day camp model, CIMT effects were tested on children age 5-12 with CP using behavioral measures and two event-related potential (ERP) paradigms –speech sound perception and picture-word matching. Data were collected at baseline, immediately after treatment, and 6 months after the camp. We found that paretic limb function improved after CIMT, and ERP waveform patters changed significantly to reflect faster processing and improved organization. These changes persisted at 6 months follow-up.|
|Description: ||Examined the effects of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy on sensory-motor and sensory-perceptual domains as well as speech and language processing. Requirement of PSY 296b - Honors Research, taught by Professor Megan Saylor.|
|Appears in Collections:||Neuroscience|
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