HARNESSING NEUROPLASTICITY TO IMPROVE MOTOR PERFORMANCE IN INFANTS WITH CEREBRAL PALSY: A PRAGMATIC RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL

Grant number: 1120031 | Funding period: 2017 - 2021

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Abstract

Every 15 hours an Australian baby is born with cerebral palsy. Despite confidence in early intervention, 50% don't receive intervention before their first birthday while awaiting diagnosis, and 8 of 10 previous trials have not produced any physical gains over and above natural development. We have promising data about a new brain training intervention that harnesses neuroplasticity and improves movement. Our trial will treat 300 infants with early training comparing results to Standard Care.

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