ERIC Number: ED234524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
The Effectiveness of Therapeutic Intervention with Infants Who Have Cerebral Palsy or Motor Delay.
Parette, Howard P., Jr.; Hourcade, Jack
Eighteen studies (1952-1982) evaluating early therapeutic intervention for children with cerebral palsy are reviewed. Studies are explained to feature provisions of some type of traditional, neurophysiological/sensorimotor, or eclectic therapy and to have excluded pharmacological, dietary, or other specialized treatment procedures. Analysis is purported to reveal that as research paradigms become more rigorous in terms of reseach design and statistical analysis, empirical documentation of program efficacy becomes less likely. This finding is considered in light of two factors: the current levels of technology relating to instrumentation and the manipulation of the many variables thought to affect the effectiveness of therapeutic intervention. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association on Mental Deficiency (107th, Dallas, TX, May 29-June 2, 1983).