International clinical practice guideline: Interventions to improve physical function for children and young people with cerebral palsy
An international group of clinicians and researchers recently came together to develop clinical practice guidelines regarding improving physical function for children and young people with cerebral palsy.
The recommendations guide current best practice when working with children and young people with cerebral palsy who have a functional goal. There is a focus on the importance of client-centred goals, practice of the whole task within real-life contexts, consideration of environmental barriers and ensuring that intervention plans are developed with and suited to each individual child and family. Evidence-based recommendations for specific intervention approaches are included regarding goals related to mobility, hand use, self-care and leisure.
Information sheets to support the clinical practice guidelines have been developed to support clinicians and guide families (available to download beloe), and the full guideline has been published in Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.
Access the information sheets