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A Computer Game- Assisted Repetitive Task Practice based Upper Extremity Therapy Program for Children with Spastic Unilateral Cerebral Palsy:A Single Case Study


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1 Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara University, SDM College of Physiotherapy, Dharwad, India
2 Department of Applied Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada
3 College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada
4 Keshav Seva Sadhana School for Special Children – Valpoi, India
5 Dandeli, India
     

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A case study is to provide evidence of the feasibility, acceptance, and benefits of a computer game-assisted repetitive task practice platform (G-RTP) in Upper extremity (UE) motor function of a child with Cerebral Palsy (CP).

Method: 4 year old left spastic CP was provided an individualized game-assisted therapy of 16 weeks. Outcome measures included PDMS-2, QUEST, computerized assessment of a broad range of object manipulation tasks.

Results: Findings demonstrated the feasibility and acceptability of the G-RTP program for use by children with UE motor impairment

Conclusion: The findings are positive and support a future definitive RCT needed to prove the efficacy and applicability.


Keywords

Repetitive Task Practice, Cerebral Palsy, Game Based Exercises.
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Authors

Parmar Sanjay
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara University, SDM College of Physiotherapy, Dharwad, India
Anuprita Kanitkar
Department of Applied Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada
Tony Szturm
College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada
Neha Gaonkar
Keshav Seva Sadhana School for Special Children – Valpoi, India
Bhavana Ankolekar
Dandeli, India

Abstract


A case study is to provide evidence of the feasibility, acceptance, and benefits of a computer game-assisted repetitive task practice platform (G-RTP) in Upper extremity (UE) motor function of a child with Cerebral Palsy (CP).

Method: 4 year old left spastic CP was provided an individualized game-assisted therapy of 16 weeks. Outcome measures included PDMS-2, QUEST, computerized assessment of a broad range of object manipulation tasks.

Results: Findings demonstrated the feasibility and acceptability of the G-RTP program for use by children with UE motor impairment

Conclusion: The findings are positive and support a future definitive RCT needed to prove the efficacy and applicability.


Keywords


Repetitive Task Practice, Cerebral Palsy, Game Based Exercises.

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