The Center for Cerebral Palsy Research was founded in 1996 and is committed to understanding the mechanisms underlying the symptoms of cerebral palsy and developing evidence-based treatment approaches targeting these symptoms. The Center is a non-profit organization located at Teachers College, Columbia University, a leading institution of Education, Health and Psychology. Our Center is committed to improving the lives of children with cerebral palsy through research. These include both speech and motor disorders associated with CP.
Our Center has been at the forefront of developing and testing intensive rehabilitation approaches for children with cerebral palsy since 1996, with over 300 children having participated thus far. Therapies such as Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) and Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Therapy (HABIT) have been the focus of our research in recent years. In addition to over 25 years of research with children with hemiplegia, we have recently expanded our research to include children with other forms of cerebral palsy, including diplegia, tetraplegia and quadriplegia. We have been funded by the National Institutes of Health, United Cerebral Palsy Research & Education Foundation, the Thrasher Research Fund and the generous donations of people who share our hope.
We are currently recruiting potential participants for several studies so click here if you would like to be considered for any of these projects. Participation is free and will help aid our understanding of the optimal ingredients and dosage of successful rehabilitation with the hope that this information will improve rehabilitation services for all children with cerebral palsy.