Large Amplitude Training for Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Planning and Feasibility Study (2012)

This was a  “Planning and Feasibility Study” investigating an approach that was previously successful in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Individuals with cerebral palsy (CP) often have challenges walking. This grant tests a new intensive rehabilitation therapy to see how it improves the gait.

Initial Observations

  • Individuals with CP and with Parkinson’s disease show similar challenges with walking.
  • A new form of rehabilitation therapy, Lee Silverman Voice Training BIG, helps individuals with Parkinson’s walk with more ease.

Core Questions

  • Does this therapy improve an individual’s gait?

Research Team

  • Dr. Robbin Hickman DSc MHS, Dr. Janet S. Dufek PhD MS