The instructions were developed by Emma Kirkpatrick whilst undertaking a PhD at the Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, supervised by Dr Anna Basu and with advice from senior paediatric occupational therapist Janice Pearse. Our research group is interested in therapies which can help children with hemiplegia to improve their hand function.
The project was funded by WellChild and by a Henry Miller studentship from Newcastle University. The instructions were made as part of a trial comparing two forms of play-based therapy to improve upper limb function in children with hemiplegia age 3-10 years. Can play-based therapy improve hand function in hemiplegia?
Kirkpatrick EV, Pearse JE, James P, Basu AP. Effect of parent-delivered action observation therapy on upper limb function in unilateral cerebral palsy: a randomised controlled trial. 2016 - full text version available.
The trial was sponsored by the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
We would like to thank Ellie Meardon, Ceri Gillet and Blythe Wright for their input to this project.
Basu AP. Mapping corticospinal tract projection patterns in unilateral CP. Dev Med Child Neurol 2016 (in press)
Basu A, Pearse J, Kirkpatrick EV. To copy or not to copy, that is the question! HemiHelp magazine 2016; 98, 32-33.
Basu A, Baggaley J, Simpson K. Case notes review of perinatal stroke in term and preterm infants in the Northern Region over a 10 year period. Arch Dis Child 2016; 101(Suppl 1):A60.
Baggaley J, Kirkpatrick E, Pearse J, Basu AP. Experiences of using the ABILHAND-Kids questionnaire for children with unilateral CP in a UK setting. APCP Journal 2016; 7(1), 23-32.
Kirkpatrick EV, Pearse JE, James P, Basu AP. Effect of parent-delivered action observation therapy on upper limb function in unilateral cerebral palsy: a randomised controlled trial. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2016;58(10):1049-56
Basu AP, Taylor PN, Lowther E, Forsyth EO, Blamire AM, Forsyth RJ. Structural connectivity in an anarchic hand case following traumatic callosal damage in a young person. BMC Neurology 2015, 15:234. Basu AP. Pathways to good hand function after early brain injury. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2015;57(10):897-898
Basu AP, Clowry G. Improving outcomes in cerebral palsy with early intervention: new translational approaches. Front Neurol. 2015 Feb 11;6:24. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2015.00024. eCollection 2015.
Khong K, Serradilla J, Baker E, Preston H, Lambden C, Pearse J, Kirkpatrick E, Eyre J, Basu A. How does the Assisting Hand Assessment relate to relative upper limb movement measured by actigraphy in children with hemiplegia? Dev Med Child Neurol. 2015;57(S1):10
Kisler J, Pearse J, Wisher V, Robson S, Kelly S, Gardner D, Basu A. Can Taping improve hand posture and use in infants with asymmetric cerebral palsy? Dev Med Child Neurol. 2015; 57(S1):18
Forsyth RJ, Basu AP. The promotion through rehabilitation of recovery after acquired brain injury in children. Invited Review. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2015;57(1):16-22
Basu AP, Pearse J, Kelly S, Wisher S, Kisler J. Early intervention to improve hand function in hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Frontiers in Neurology 12/2014; 5(281) doi: 10.3389/fneur.2014.00281.
Kirkpatrick E, Pearse J, James P, Eyre J, Basu AP. Parent-delivered play-based therapy improves hand function in hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2014; 56(S4):28.
Basu AP. Early intervention in perinatal stroke: Opportunities and challenges. Invited Review. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2014; 56(6):516-21
Marcroft C, Dulson P, Basu AP, Hearn R, Embleton N. Does the Lacey Assessment predict cerebral palsy in extremely preterm infants? A pilot study. ACPC Journal 2014; 5(2): 29-34
Dunford J, Kirkpatrick EV, Pearse J, Basu AP. Compliance with a parent-delivered play-based therapy approach to upper limb rehabilitation in hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2013; 55(S2):33.
Kirkpatrick EV, Pearse J, Eyre JA, Basu AP. Motor planning ability is not related to lesion side or functional manual ability in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Experimental Brain Research 2013; 231(2):239-47
Basu AP, Kirkpatrick EV, Pearse J, Boundford E, Gibson M, Eyre J. A. Quantification of bimanual dexterity deficits in children with hemiplegia with a modified peg test. Proceedings of the 4th International Cerebral Palsy Conference, Pisa, October 2012, p86-87.
Basu A, Eyre J. A plea for consideration of the less affected hand in therapeutic approaches to hemiplegia. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2012;54(4):380.
Basu AP, Pearse J, Kirkpatrick EV, Ling ITC, Tan GSL, Eyre JA. Raising awareness of the myth of the “unaffected hand” in childhood hemiplegia. Pediatr Res. 2011; 70(5):152.
Basu A, Horvath R, Esisi B, Birchall D, Chinnery PF. Recurrent stroke-like episodes in X-linked Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Neurology. 2011;77(12):1205-6.
Basu A, Graziadio S, Smith M, Clowry GJ, Cioni G, Eyre JA. Visual cortical neurophysiology with ipsilateral sensorimotor cortical lesions. Ann Neurol. 2010;68(1), 118-119.
Graziadio S, Basu A, Tomasevic L, Zappasodi F, Tecchio F, Eyre JA. Developmental tuning and decay in senescence of oscillations linking the corticospinal system. J Neurosci. 2010;30(10):3663-74.
Basu A, Graziadio S, Smith M, Clowry GJ, Cioni G, Eyre JA. Developmental plasticity connects visual cortex to motoneurons after stroke. Ann Neurol. 2010;67(1):132-6.
Basu AP, Turton AJ, Lemon RN. Activation of ipsilateral upper limb muscles by transcranial magnetic brain stimulation in man. J Physiol (Lond) 1994;479.P, 144P