Chances and challenges of home-based bimanual training in children with unilateral cerebral palsy

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Abstract

For this research, home training programmes were developed to improve the two-handed skills of children with unilateral Cerebral Palsy (brain damage occurring before, during or shortly after birth). To prevent an increase in parental stress, the programs distinguished themselves through interdisciplinary coaching of parents by a physio/ergo therapist and orthopaedic educationalist. During the training, the two-handed skills of the children (for example closing a zipper) seemed to improve, without increasing parental stress. Although the programs proved to be demanding for parents and children, parents were able to get the therapy and positively experienced the home training.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Smeets, Rob, Supervisor
  • Janssen-Potten, Y.J.M., Advisor, External person
  • Rameckers, E.A.A., Advisor, External person
  • Burg, J.J.W. van der, Advisor, External person
Award date15 May 2019
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789090317403
Electronic ISBNs9789090317755
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Cerebral palsy
  • home training
  • interdisciplinary coaching
  • two-handed skills
  • Parental stress
  • child rehabilitation

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Chances and challenges of home-based bimanual training in children with unilateral cerebral palsy. / Beckers, Laura Wilma Maria Elisabeth.

Maastricht : Maastricht University, 2019. 334 p.

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