Areas of Research
Our current studies include:
Follow-up with 13 patients with ANDMAR Encephalitis
- A function-based post discharge questionnaire was developed and information was collected and analyzed. The results from the preliminary questionnaire found significant residual problems at follow-up. Click here for a two-page summary
and here to view the full e-Poster
from the 2014 American Academy of Neurology meeting, presented by Dr. Jay E. Selman
, Chief of Neurology.
Robotic Therapy in Children with Spasticity - Studies of the efficacy of robot-aided therapy in children with spasticity, focusing on mobility recovery in the arm and wrist, in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Effect of Inhaled Glycopyrrolate in the Management of Drooling – To study the effectiveness of inhaled glycopyrrolate in the treatment of sialorrhea and its side effects.
How much how often? Dosage in robot-assisted therapy in pediatrics. - To systematically investigate therapy schedules differing in number of sessions and number of movements per session; to learn what combination of frequency and intensity leads to minimal and optimal outcomes.
Evaluation of Lower Extremity Robotic Neurorehabilitation in Children with Spasticity due to Brain Injury (anklebot) - To examine the effectiveness of lower limb robotic therapy in reducing motor impairments and improving gait in CP children.
A Balance Master Intervention – The Physical Therapy Department recently completed this project which provided sequence training to improve a child’s ability to cross a busy street with a traffic signal in a safe and timely manner.
Move Forward - the Walk Aide through the Physical Therapy Department - This technology (the Neuro-Prothesis) combines functional electrical stimulation with movement. Hopefully this can result in proper ankle movements with every step and may decrease the need for an ankle foot orthosis.
"Time” to Eat: Is Intensive Feeding Therapy More Effective in Shorter, More Frequent Sessions? Through the Speech Department; the aim of this project is to determine if multiple feeding sessions of shorter duration are more effective than one extended session in promoting oral intake in children with long-term feeding issues and prolonged reliance on supplemental feeds.
Using transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to augment the effects of motor training on hand function in children with hemiplegic CP - Does tDCS augment robot assisted therapy gains in motor responses through the corticospinal system and improve hand function in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy?
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