Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of disability in children. A rehabilitation approach for CP includes conventional PT, the use of those or special devices, and spasticity treatment. Despite such treatments, up to 75% of children with CP, particularly those with spastic forms, may present with motor impairment in their activities of everyday life and ambulation, and this is sometimes accompanied by cognitive and sensory deficits. Therefore, as in other areas of neurological rehabilitation (e.g., stroke or PD in adults), there is a pressing need for the introduction of a rehabilitation approach with a strong neurophysiological basis, aimed at training in the execution of meaningful tasks.
Applications of Observational Learning in Neurorehabilitation: Oouchida Y, Suzuki E, Aizu N, Takeuchi N, Izumi SI
Last date updated on June, 2014