Discovering the sense of touch: somatosensory discrimination in children with cerebral palsy

Belinda McLean

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Children with cerebral palsy commonly have reduced sense of touch which impacts on their ability to use their hands, their ability to do everyday tasks and their involvement in life situations like attending school, playing with peers and taking part in formal leisure or sporting activities. This PhD aimed to improve the outcomes of children wrth cerebral palsy through the development of an evidence-based sensory intervention to help children learn to discriminate sensory information such as the position of their arm, important object properties and differences in textures and use this information to achieve their self-selected goals.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date30 Oct 2018
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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