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Written by Dr Monica Cooper | Honorary Research Fellow, Developmental Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Clinical Sciences, Murdoch Children's Research Institute and Dr Mark Mackay | Director of the Childrens Stroke Program, Neuroscience Research, Clinical Sciences, Murdoch Children's Research Institute Children with cerebral palsy are more likely to develop seizures – but it’s not all bad.
October 5 is World Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day, a day to create a powerful voice for people with cerebral palsy, and more inclusive community that understands the everyday challenges they face.
The advent of social robots is giving rise to new possibilities in paediatric health care. So what does it take to deploy a robot as a clinic-ready therapeutic aid for diverse patients? We have been exploring these questions and other by using the highly engaging humanoid robot NAO as a therapeutic aid for paediatric rehabilitation.
To celebrate World Cerebral Palsy Day, we would like to put cerebral palsy on the map by highlighting some facts to dispel a few of the myths associated with this condition.
"What does it mean to have cerebral palsy?" Deakin University researcher Dr Cadeyrn Gaskin gives us an insight into cerebral palsy in this honest and thought-provoking blog post.
7 October is World Cerebral Palsy Day. To help put cerebral palsy on the map, we would like to introduce you to Oliver, a young adult with cerebral palsy who is doing some great things and is willing to share some of his life with you.
Stem cells show promise as a treatment for some neurological injuries, and they are a hot topic for the cerebral palsy community. After 15 years of international laboratory studies related to cerebral palsy, we know that stem cells may prevent injured cells from dying, and may help with some level of repair.