Posts in 'In the News'

Remarkable Woman with CP Sings to Sell Out Crowd

In the News, Stories

By: Alex Shipman Via: Gloucestershirelive.co.uk Actress Becky Andrews has abseiled Gloucestershire’s tallest building and sky dived – despite having cerebral palsy. And the remarkable 35-year-old, often seen with her assistant Labrador Gino, performed last night to a sell-out crowd as part of a 150-strong choir at Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre. Becky, from Hatherley, was hospitalised several... Read More

Feds Find Fewer States Meeting Special Ed Obligations

In the News

Via: DisabilityScoop.com By: Michelle Diament Photo Courtesy of Thinkstock Less than half of states are meeting their obligations to appropriately serve students with disabilities under the nation’s special education law, federal education officials say. In an annual review, the U.S. Department of Education found that only 22 states deserved the “meets requirements” designation for the... Read More

Aussie Swimmer with CP Sets World Record

In the News, Stories

Via: The Jerusalem Post Image via Steadfast Australia’s Matt Levy set a world record in the swimming competitions of the 20th Maccabiah in early July, with the seven-time Paralympic medalist improving his own record in the 200-meter freestyle in the S7 class. The 30-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, is competing in the Maccabiah for the... Read More

New App Helps Those with Special Needs Make Friends

In the News

Via: ABC 13 Eyewitness News For those with special needs, it can be difficult at times to make friends, but a new app is helping people with autism and other conditions connect with others. Ben Raskin developed the free app Friendi after witnessing first-hand the difficulties a neighbor in California faced when trying to make... Read More

Learning with Music can Change Brain Structure

In the News, Treatments and Therapies

Via: Neuroscience News Source: University of Edinburgh Using musical cues to learn a physical task significantly develops an important part of the brain, according to a new study. People who practiced a basic movement task to music showed increased structural connectivity between the regions of the brain that process sound and control movement. The findings... Read More

Cerebral Palsy Patient Celebrates Independence at “Happiest Place on Earth”

In the News, Stories

Via: Michigan Medicine Headlines Carey Larabee met Edward Hurvitz, M.D., in 1997 when he was 17 years old. It was to discuss a pump medical device he hoped would allow him to live and attend college independently. “I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth,” Larabee said. “I had a lack of oxygen to my... Read More

A Progressive Running Program for Kids with Cerebral Palsy

In the News, Treatments and Therapies

Via: The National Library of Medicine A 12-year-old boy with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, Gross Motor Function Classification System level II, participated in a 20-week running program. The 6-minute walk test and the 88-item and 66-item versions of the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM) were administered at baseline and program completion. After completion of the... Read More

Neurodevelopmental Physical Therapy Improves Spasticity, But Not Movement, in Children With CP, Study Reports

In the News, Treatments and Therapies

By: Stacy Grieve Via: Cerebral Palsy News Today A physical therapy approach known as neurodevelopmental treatment can improve shaking but not movement in children with cerebral palsy, according to a South Korean study. The study, published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science, was titled “Effect of neurodevelopmental treatment-based physical therapy on the change of... Read More

1700 Miles in 28 Days: Father and Son Run for CP Awareness

Advocacy, In the News

By: Clint DeRoze Via: Valley News Live 1700 miles in 28 days. That’s the goal of Shaun Evans and his son Shamus. Shamus was born with cerebral palsy, making it difficult for him to move freely. When his parents first heard the news, they were worried about what this meant for their son going forward.... Read More

Delhi Kid with Cerebral Palsy Inspires Iron Man Style Suit for the Disabled

In the News, Medical Research

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya Via Hindustan Times Photo Courtesy: Trexo Robotics A Delhi child with cerebral palsy inspired the development of the first commercial exoskeleton for children with disabilities by two young Indo-Canadian engineers. Manmeet Maggu and Rahul Udasi, both 26, who first met as students of mechatronics engineering at the University of Waterloo in Ontario,... Read More

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