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Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common physical dysfunction in children. Because there is damage to their cortex and corticospinal tracts, children who have cerebral palsy have difficulty in precise grasping and fine motor control, affecting their activities of daily living and quality of life (Ouyang et al., 2020).
The purpose of this study will be to develop an OT intervention using threading techniques that will help children with cerebral palsy dress independently without using adaptive clothing. This study will utilize a quasi-experimental design with the subjects as their own control. Pre- and post-tests will be administered for each child assessing their dressing skills:
- to assess what adaptive clothing the child is using, which skills each child possesses, and which skills need to be worked on.
- to determine if there is any progression related to independence and dressing.
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
San Marcos, CA
children, dressing skills, cerebral palsy, threading techniques, motor coordination
Medical Subject Headings
Cerebral palsy, Ataxia, Motor Skills, Activities of Daily Living, Clothing, Child
Mellin, Diane; Oberg, Jenna; Torgerson, Amber; and Yuson, Charlene, "Dressing Skills for Children with Cerebral Palsy [Research plan]" (2020). San Marcos, Summer 2020. 2.