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We are pleased to highlight the following resources, which have been developed specifically for CP-NET as part of our mandate. If you do not find what you are looking for, please visit our Resources hub to access a comprehensive collection of credible resources from partner organizations. Visit our main Resource hub.

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How Does Clinical Research Work? A Two-part Primer. Part 1: How to Ask a Research Question and Design a Study

This document has been written to offer readers some general ideas about how all of us can become critical readers of a research study. This may help people to decide first whether the study was well done and second whether the findings might be important to them.

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How Does Clinical Research Work? A two-part Primer. Part 2: How to Do a Study, and What Should We Measure?

This document focuses on issues in outcome measurement and generalizing findings from one study to the next. We hope that this brief ‘25,000 foot’ overview of some issues in research in the field of developmental disabilities will provide readers with some insights and ideas the next time they hear about new research.

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Sleep Issues Among Children with Cerebral Palsy

Sleep issues can impact the health and development of young children in many ways, including learning and memory, mood regulation, attention and behaviour. The topic becomes even more relevant in the context of children with chronic health conditions like CP, as sleep issues may be exacerbated and affected by symptoms of the child's underlying health condition.

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An Update on Constraint Therapy in Children with Hemiplegia

Constraint therapy aims to improve the hand and arm use of children with hemiplegia. It involves physical constraint of the uninvolved or less affected arm to increase the use of the more involved or affected arm. This type of therapy has been successful in children with hemiplegia (or asymmetric upper extremity motor difficulties).

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