Supination in Children with Hemiplegia

Slinky for Supination in Child with Hemiplegia

Does your child have problems turning their arm so their palm is up? This movement is called supination and many children with hemiplegia or hemiparesis have problems with supination of their affected hand. Here are some fun ways to encourage […]

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Camps for Children with Hemiplegia

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Camps and Programs – Western United States Camp Bennett – San Francisco, CA – founded by Audrey Vernick, mom of a child with hemiplegic cerebral palsy Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Camps and Programs – Central United […]

Constraint Therapy – We Made It!

Constraint Therapy in Child Pediatric Stroke Survivor

We made it. We survived 16 days of constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT). Whew.  Now it’s about managing my expectations, and my disappointment, over what “stuck” and what didn’t. And disappointed is exactly what I felt. Within five minutes of […]

Survey! What’s important to you?

In keeping with CHASA’s mission of assisting pediatric stroke or hemiplegia researchers, we are making a survey from Teachers College, Columbia University available to you. Information about the survey is below. Dear Caregiver, Your responses to this brief questionnaire will […]

Selecting a Doctor or Therapist for Your Child with Hemiplegia

Occupational Therapy Cerebral Palsy Pediatric Stroke

Hiring a therapist or physician to treat your child who has hemiplegia is a big commitment of time, effort, and money. It’s important to find someone who is both experienced and whose personality is a good fit for you and […]

Midpoint Check In – Constraint Induced Movement Therapy

Constraint-Induced-Movement-Therapy-Child With Hemiplegia Cerebral Palsy

Henry, a pediatric stroke survivor who has hemiplegic cerebral palsy, is in the middle of constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT), nearly exactly at the half-way point. The first few days were impossible, for a variety of reasons. Let’s start with […]

Holly Escapes from Her Constraint Therapy Cast

Girl with Hemiplegia Escaping from Constraint Therapy Brace

My daughter, Holly, is a sweet 5-year old girl with a number of diagnoses - Left-Sided Hemiplegia, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, PDD-NOS, Developmental Delays, Behavior and Sensory Issues.   One day each month, we go to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for all […]

A Day of Specialists

Kohl on his way to spasticity clinic

This past Wednesday I took Kohl to CP (Cerebral Palsy) clinic at Children’s. This was our first time there since our move. Traffic was awful, and I was late for starters. Apparently, I can still get lost even with my […]

Researchers Tests Device That Helps Infants With Cerebral Palsy Crawl

Researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, in collaboration with colleagues at Virginia Commonwealth University, want to know if infants with cerebral palsy can learn to use a skateboard-like robotic device that enables locomotion. In addition, they are […]

Choosing a Physical Therapist

Children with hemiparesis or hemiplegia often receive physical therapy. Physical therapy does not “cure” the cause of the hemiplegia, but it can help your child become as functional as possible and attain the best possible quality of life. Physical therapy […]