Children with cerebral palsy do not usually receive their diagnosis until well into the second year of life, often resulting in late referral to early intervention. It is known that the first 2 years of life are a period of rapid neural change so early detection of infants at the highest risk of CP is important.
This research cluster is focused on developing recommendations for the early detection of CP both in the highest risk groups (preterm and those with NE) and in term infants who are not unwell in the newborn period but comprise almost 50% of all CP. Additionally this group are interested exploring effective interventions for infants with CP that aim to optimize cognitive and motor outcomes and minimise the development of secondary impairments.
This cluster was the focus of the 2014 Research Summit in Vienna.
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