tDCS and Bimanual Therapy for Children With Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy

  • End date
    Aug 31, 2025
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Burke Medical Research Institute
Updated on 23 October 2022
spastic cerebral palsy
diplegic cerebral palsy


The goal of this study is to test the efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation combined with bimanual training on hand function in children with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy (USCP). Children who enroll in the protocol will be randomized to receive either sham (not stimulating) tDCS plus bimanual training, or active (stimulating) tDCS plus bimanual training.

Condition Cerebral Palsy, Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy, Spastic Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy, Spastic Hemiparesis, Spastic Hemiplegia
Treatment active transcranial direct current stimulation, bimanual training
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03402854
SponsorBurke Medical Research Institute
Last Modified on23 October 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Diagnosis of congenital hemiplegic cerebral palsy
Ability to lift and grasp light objects with affected hand
Ability to extend wrist of affected hand 15 degrees
Ability to follow instructions and provide informed assent
Parent(s) able to provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

Seizures after age 2 years
Spasticity medication within 6 months before study
Selective dorsal rhizotomy
Surgery in affected upper extremity within year before study
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