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Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM) New, Shortened Versions - Move & Play

The Move & PLAY team developed a new, even shorter method of using the GMFM: the GMFM-66 B&C. It uses a “basal and ceiling” approach; child is assessed using items that range between the easiest and most difficult levels of his or her abilities; accurate scores can be obtained using as few as 15 items

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GMFCS - E&R

The Gross Motor Function Classification System - Expanded & revised (GMFCS - E&R) is a 5 level classification system that describes the gross motor function of children and youth with cerebral palsy.

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Use of the Gross Motor Function Classification System to Optimize Rehabilitation Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy

The GMFCS is a standardized system to classify gross motor function of children with CP aged 12 months to 12 years based on observation of a child's self-initiated movement and need for assistive technology and/or wheeled mobility.

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Should the Gross Motor Function Classification System Be Used Outside of Cerebral Palsy?

The Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) is a classification tool used to describe levels of gross motor functioning of children with cerebral palsy (CP). Because of the tool’s accuracy in classifying children with CP, some researchers have attempted to use the GMFCS to describe functional mobility of people with other conditions. Here we explain why the GMFCS should not be used outside the domain of CP.

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Parent reporting of the GMFCS: How does it compare to classifications made by clinicians?

The Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) is a widely used method for classifying the movement ability of children with cerebral palsy.

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Motor and Self-Care Abilities - Move & Play

There are 2 summaries in this series describing the results of the main goal of the Move & PLAY study: to determine which child, family, and service factors influence children’s motor, self-care, and play abilities.

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Stay-FIT Pilot Study: Accelerometry is a good way to measure daily physical activity in adolescents with Cerebral Palsy.

The purpose of this study (a Stay-FIT pilot study) was to test the ability of a device known as an accelerometer to measure physical activity in adolescents with CP.

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Recreation and Rehabilitation Services - Move & Play

This report focuses on what parents told us about the recreation and rehabilitation services their children received. We collected information about various aspects of these services at the 2nd session, using a parent questionnaire developed by the research team.

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Motor Growth Curves

GMFM scores of a sample of over 650 Ontario children with cerebral palsy with varying GMFCS levels have been used to create five Motor Growth Curves.

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Self-Care and Ease of Caregiving - Move & Play

This report highlights the information we gathered in the Move & Play study about children’s participation in self-care activities (such as eating, dressing, and bathing), and ease of caregiving for parents.

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Family Life - Move & Play Study

This report focuses on what parents told us about their families at the 2nd session (a telephone interview). We asked about many different things, for example: family activities, the supports that families have in caring for their children, and the home environment.

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Conceptual Model of the Move and PLAY study

A conceptual model is a diagram that shows different factors that we think may have an effect on a variety of outcomes, such as motor abilities, self-care abilities, and participation in play.

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CanChild Announces Autism Classification System

Researchers from CanChild have created a groundbreaking new tool to help categorize ‘levels’ of social communication skills among children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

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Aquatic Exercise Programs for Children and Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy

Aquatic exercise programs can provide a fun and motivating form of physical activity.

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Stay-FIT

Children and youth with cerebral palsy (CP) have lower levels of physical activity (PA) than their typically developing peers. PA is thought to have a positive effect on quality of life for youth with CP.

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Move & Play Executive Summary

The purpose of the Move & PLAY study was to gain a better understanding of the child, family, and service delivery factors that support the development of movement abilities and participation in self-care, recreation, and play of preschool children with cerebral palsy (CP).

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What is the evidence of the effectiveness of strengthening for children with cerebral palsy aged 4-18 years?

Muscle weakness is commonly seen in children with cerebral palsy (CP) and can impact on their activities and participation in daily life situations.

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Are Services Meeting the Health Needs of Children with Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy (CP), one of the most common physical disabilities in childhood, is often associated with co-occurring health conditions, which often have a great impact on children and families. As a result, children with CP require a wide variety of health services.

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Knowledge Broker Study Report

Knowledge brokering is the process of “bringing people together, to help them build relationships, uncover needs, and share ideas and evidence that will let them do their jobs better.

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Development of the Autism Classification System of Functioning: Social Communication

There are many tools that assess the functional status of children with ASD, but no valid and reliable functional classification system exists with which to group children.

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On Track

The On Track Study (2012-2017) was a large multi-site collaboration involving researchers, therapists, families, and children with cerebral palsy (CP) from across Canada and the United States.

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Development of the Autism Classification System of Functioning: Social Communication

There are many tools that assess the functional status of children with ASD, but no valid and reliable functional classification system exists with which to group children.

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Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM)

The Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM) is a clinical tool designed to evaluate change in gross motor function in children with cerebral palsy.

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Focus on Function

The Focus on Function Study will compare two treatment approaches ("child-focused" and "context-focused") that are currently being used for children with cerebral palsy and other developmental and motor delays.

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Determining Physical Activity Levels and Cardiovascular Health in Adults with Cerebral Palsy (Stay-FIT 20-40 years study)

In the Stay-FIT pilot study, it was determined that the physical activity level of adolescents with CP (mean age 13.5 years) was lower than that of their healthy peers. However, the vessel health was not statistically different.

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Enhancing Fitness, Adaptive Motor Function, and Participation of Children with Cerebral Palsy Classified in Levels IV and V

This report will address adaptive motor function of children with cerebral palsy. Adaptive motor function enables performance of activities in daily life despite limitations in motor control of posture and movement.

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How to recognize and refer children with hemiplegic (unilateral) cerebral palsy

‘Hemiplegia’, ‘hemiparesis’, or ‘unilateral’ CP affects the movement and muscle tone on one side of the body, although often the other side of the body may be affected to a lesser extent.2 It is the most common form of CP.

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Ontario Motor Growth Study

The Ontario Motor Growth Study was a longitudinal study designed to chart the gross motor progress of a randomly selected sample of over 650 Ontario children with cerebral palsy.

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Quality FM

The Quality FM is an observational instrument to be used in the evaluation of the quality of movement in children with cerebral palsy.

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Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy for children with cerebral palsy: Is there an impact on brain activity?

This In Brief discusses Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT), a therapy approach program aimed to improved the hand and arm use of children with hemiplegia.

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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy, or CP, refers to a group of developmental conditions that have several features in common. All are associated with some kind of injury to the developing brain.

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GMFM Criterion Test

GMFM Criterion Test

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