Researchers and parents are working together to co-design new smart phone applications that will let parents video-record their interaction with their children and share this with their therapist. Using the app, parents and therapists will be able to highlight sections of the recorded interaction, make notes about it and have discussions about the children’s interaction via text messages. This means that therapy can take place using the smart phone app between therapy visits. The app will also let parents do therapy tasks when it is convenient to them. We are testing the feasibility of using the app in a study with eight parents. We hope that the technology will have wide application across therapy for children.

Findings so far

We have now collected all the information for this study and are currently analysing the data.

Who is involved in this study?

The Principal Investigator for this study is Dr Lindsay Pennington

‌Lindsay Pennington

Also involved in the project from the Neurodevelopment and Disability team are:

Anna Basu

  • NIHR Career Development Fellow
  • Honorary Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

From outside the team are:

More information        

Email: lindsay.pennington@ncl.ac.uk                                       

Call: 0191 282 1360

Other research

E-SALT sits within the 'Understanding neurodisability' and 'Lifecourse studies of neurodevelopmental disorders' research themes.

If you are looking for research linked to Cerebral Palsy incl. Hemiplegia, Childhood Neurodisability or Speech, Language and Communication, please view the relevant conditions and topics page.