The call for the standardization of Occupational Therapy for pediatric hemiparesis cerebral palsy secondary to stroke
Shelley Portaro, M.S., OTR/L, Occupational Therapist and owner of Crossway Pediatric Therapy and Academy is in the process of recruiting subjects for a study using a prospective cohort design to determine the effectiveness of an intervention approach. The population will consist of a minimum of 5 pediatric clients with children with upper extremity impairments due to hemiparesis secondary to stroke. The stroke can be pre or peri-natal. Children with hemiparesis secondary to traumatic brain injury or brachial plexus will not be included in this study. The parents of the clients will be invited to join the study from the clinic census at a private practice clinic based in Charlotte, NC.
The name of the study is The call for the standardization of Occupational Therapy for pediatric hemiparesis cerebral palsy secondary to stroke. This study is being conducted by Shelley Portaro, M.S., OTR/L, OTD candidate at Quinnipiac University under the advisement of Salvador Bondoc, OTD, OTR/L, and CHT. The purpose of the study is to collect data on the outcomes of a comprehensive therapy intervention in the treatment approach of children with hemiplegia secondary to stroke. As your child is currently enrolled in a therapy program, it is important to collect data to determine the effectiveness of occupational therapy. The intent is to better understand what elements of the therapy intervention leads to functional gains. This study has been approved by the Quinnipiac University Institutional Review Board.
Interested parties should email firstname.lastname@example.org for a full description of the study, the consent form that reviews the background information, procedures and risks and benefits.