Early Brain Injury Recovery Clinic
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High intensity training to promote hand function in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.

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High Intensity Training for children with CP

Directed by Dr. Kathleen Friel, the goal is to use new methods of hand training to improve function in children with cerebral palsy affecting one half of the body. Dr. Friels’s research focuses on the importance of motor activity in neurorehabilitation. Her laboratory studies how brain structure and function change as children receive hand rehabilitative training. By better understanding brain structure and function in children with CP, it is hoped that scientists will best be able to improve therapies for these children.