Discovering the sense of touch: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial examining the efficacy of a somatosensory discrimination intervention for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy

Belinda McLean, Misty Blakeman, Leeanne Carey, Roslyn Ward, Iona Novak, Jane Valentine, Eve Blair, Susan Taylor, Natasha Bear, Michael Bynevelt, Emma Basc, Stephen Rose, Lee Reid, Kerstin Pannek, Jennifer Angeli, Karen Harpster, Catherine Elliott

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Abstract

Background: Of children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, 75% have impaired somatosensory function, which contributes to learned non-use of the affected upper limb. Currently, motor learning approaches are used to improve upper-limb motor skills in these children, but few studies have examined the effect of any intervention to ameliorate somatosensory impairments. Recently, Sense

Original languageEnglish
Article number252
JournalBMC Pediatrics
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2018

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