Play test for CP children

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    Note published 01.10.12

Most children who have cerebral palsy (CP) have problems using their hands, but we don’t know enough about effective treatments that can solve the problem. Researchers at NTNU’s Faculty of Medicine are currently developing a test to measure and analyse spontaneous hand use in children with CP. The test is based on different games that can be played with special toys. One hundred and twenty children between the age of 1 ½ and 6 will be filmed while playing, and the video clips will be analysed. The goal is to make the test available for general use by next year, and that the resulting knowledge will help to find better treatment options.