Infant Lab at OSU's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences to Study Cerebral Palsy Therapy
As the most common of childhood physical disabilities, cerebral palsy (CP) affects roughly 10,000 babies born each year. About 764,000 children and adults in the United States exhibit its symptoms — motor and speech impairment caused by damage to specific areas of the brain.
There is currently no cure for cerebral palsy, but a $3,029,600 grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will support a study designed to improve treatment. The project, called ACHIEVE, will focus on which frequency of physical therapy is most helpful. Researchers will compare the results of intensive periodic therapy with therapy given weekly.