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Using Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to augment the effects of robotic training on hand function in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy

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This study will investigate whether the use of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) will improve the effectiveness of robotic training for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. These robotic Neurorehabilitation therapies were pioneered by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and have been used with great success in patients who are recovering from stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, as well as other neurological conditions. This study hopes to uncover whether the use of tDCS can further improve the benefits of robotic training for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.