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Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Therapy (HABIT)

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In a summer camp-like setting from June 25-29, the Friel Lab hosted kids with cerebral palsy (CP) for the NIH-funded clinical trial “Bimanual Training & Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) on Hand Function in Children with Hemiplegia.”
Kids with CP used their hands in activities requiring bimanual coordination.
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With a deep understanding that there is an urgent need to advance treatments for Cerebral Palsy (CP), the most common motor disability in childhood1, Dr.

Children at CP Camp
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Andrew M Gordon, Claudio L Ferre, Maxime T Robert, Karen Chin, Marina Brandao, Kathleen M Friel
BMJ Open. 2022 Feb 21;12(2):e052409. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052409.
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Maxime T Robert, Claudio L Ferre, Karen Y Chin, Marina B Brandao, Jason Carmel, Rodrigo Araneda, Yannick Bleyenheuft, Kathleen Friel, Andrew M Gordon
Pediatr Phys Ther. 2021 Jul 1;33(3):120-127. doi: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000804.
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In a landmark research study on eighty-two children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) on one side of the body, researchers at Burke Neurological Institute, Teacher’s College-Columbia University, and Weill Cornell Medicine learned that two intensive training therapies improved hand and arm function, allowing children to learn new, long-term life skills regardless of how the injured brain had re-wired itself.
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Maxime T Robert, Jennifer Gutterman, Claudio L Ferre, Karen Chin, Marina B Brandao, Andrew M Gordon, Kathleen Friel
Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2021 Jun;35(6):534-544. doi: 10.1177/15459683211011220. Epub 2021 May 6.
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Kathleen M Friel , Claudio L Ferre, Marina Brandao, Hsing-Ching Kuo, Karen Chin, Ya-Ching Hung, Maxime T Robert, Veronique H Flamand, Ana Smorenburg, Yannick Bleyenheuft, Jason B Carmel, Talita Campos, Andrew M Gordon
Front Neurol. 2021 May 3;12:660780. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2021.660780. eCollection 2021.
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Rodrigo Araneda, Laurance Dricot, Daniela Ebner-Karestinos, Julie Paradis, Andrew M Gordon, Kathleen M Friel, Yannick Bleyenheuft
Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 Mar 22;64(3):101502. doi: 10.1016/j.rehab.2021.101502. Online ahead of print.
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Hung YC, Spingarn A, Friel KM, Gordon AM.
Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2020;40(5):491-505. doi: 10.1080/01942638.2020.1712513. Epub 2020 Jan 16.
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Ya-Ching Hung, Maxime T. Robert, Kathleen M. Friel and Andrew M. Gordon
Front Hum Neurosci. 2019 Sep 24;13:334. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2019.00334. eCollection 2019.
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