We are now recruiting participants for a variety of projects to learn about the mechanisms underlying impaired hand function in cerebral palsy, brain plasticity and rehabilitation. We are taking names/info of potential participants so contact us and e-mail the information form if you would like to be considered for any of these projects. All information is kept completely confidential and PARTICIPATION IS FREE!
Our camps are generally held during the school recess. Visit our study recruitment page for details and dates.
We welcome volunteers interested in gaining clinical experience working with children. Volunteers are trained and supervised in administering constraint-induced movement therapy (CIT) and bimanual training (HABIT) by experienced physical and occupational therapists. Prior volunteers have included physical and occupational therapists from the US and abroad, physical and occupational therapy students fulfilling internship requirements, clinical psychology graduate students, speech pathology graduate students, kinesiology undergraduate and graduate students, and individuals looking to meet the "volunteering and related-work requirements" for admission to physical or occupational therapy school. Typically, volunteers work one-on-on with a child with cerebral palsy from 8:30am to 4pm for 15 days over 3 weeks (112 hours). Occasionally, volunteers assist with data entry and other project-related activities. Certificates for completing the service are provided at the end. Participation is a rewarding experience in which you may make a difference in the life of a child with cerebral palsy and their family. Please email your cover letter and an updated CV to Tara Brennan at email@example.com if interested.