Last updated on November 2017

Baby CHAMP (Children's Hand Arm Movement Project)


Brief description of study

Baby CHAMP (Children's Hand Arm Movement Project)

Detailed Study Description

The Baby Champ Study, a clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health, compares three highly promising forms of therapy for infants and toddlers who have a diagnosis of hemiparetic cerebral palsy.

Children who meet study eligibility criteria will participate at one of the two clinical sites:

Roanoke, Virginia, or Columbus, Ohio.

Families do not have to live in those areas but must be willing to travel to participate in all assessments and the 1-month period when daily intensive therapy (3 hrs each week day for 4 weeks) will be provided. Children will be randomly assigned to one of three alternative therapy conditions all of which have shown the ability to help children gain increased functional skills. Participation in the study includes assessment of each child prior to and 3 times after treatment; immediately following treatment, and at 6 and 12 months later.

All the therapies in this study include parents as partners with the trained therapist in order to maximize practice and improvement in the child’s functional abilities in everyday settings.

There is no charge for the therapy provided, but travel is at the families expense.

Clinical Study Identifier: TX15121

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Stephanie DeLuca, PhD

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institutes Neuromotor Research Clinic
Roanoke, VA USA
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