Changes in the movements of children with cerebral palsy: Causal factors


Changes in the movements of children with cerebral palsy: Causal factors. [Japanese].

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Sato, Satoru.


Sato, Satoru:OkayamaU,Okayama-Shi,Japan


Japanese Journal of Special Education. Vol39(4) Jan 2002, 1-10.

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Japanese Assn of Special Education

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Journal; Peer Reviewed Journal


Investigated changes in the locomotive movements of children with cerebral palsy and possible causes of those changes. The children were observed during acquisition of the model pattern movements of Dohsa-Hou when they were 4 yrs old, and again when they were 10 yrs old. The findings were described in terms of degrees of acquisition and changes in locomotive movements. Model pattern movements of 75 children with cerebral palsy were examined before and after the 6-yr follow-up. Many of the children’s movements changed over the 6-yr interval. Specifically, the following results were obtained: (1) Although anti-gravity movements and crawling movements are known to be related to the acquisition of walking, these movements did not always constitute a necessary or sufficient condition for walking; (2) For the acquisition of a stable sitting position, it was necessary to learn anti-gravity movements in that position to some extent when the child was 4 yrs old; (3) The acquisition of locomotive movements cannot be sufficiently estimated only from the degree of acquisition of the model pattern movements; (4) No changes were detected through the present measurement method in the children with the most severe palsy who usually show clinical features in hypotension. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)

Key Concepts

children with cerebral palsy, changes in locomotive movements, causal factors, model pattern movements

Subject Headings

*Cerebral Palsy
*Childhood Development
*Motor Coordination
*Motor Development

Classification Code

Physical & Somatoform & Psychogenic Disorders [3290]

Population Group

Childhood (birth-12 yrs)


Empirical Study; Longitudinal Study

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