The Frequency: Dosing for Rehabilitation Delivery in Children with Cerebral Palsy study, also known as the Baby CHAMP Study, is a clinical trial to compare three highly promising forms of therapy for infants and toddlers who have a diagonsis of hemiparetic cerebral palsy. The therapy is designed to increase the child’s skills and everyday use of the impaired (weaker) upper extremity.
Infants and toddlers are eligible to participate if their parents provide signed permissions and if they meet the following conditions:
First, we will ask you to provide us with a copy of your child's medical record and your child's MRI scans, which you can obtain from your physician and share with us. We will ask that you do this when you enroll in the study and then again 12 months after treatment.
Because part of this study involves your participating in therapy, we will also ask you to participate in a 2-3 training about ACQUIRE and how to use these approaches safely and effectively with your child. There are three types of therapies:
As part of the therapy, for three hours each day and five days each week, an ACQUIRE therapist will provide therapy that focuses on the therapy goals that you and your therapist select as important for your child. Each day of the week, you will also provide an additional 45 minutes of practice for your child.
The therapy will occur in your home (or a natural environment, such as grandparents' home or other caregiver's home) during the month-long period of therapy. At the end of the four weeks, the therapist will develop with you a plan for post-treatment activities.