Research program on Early Intervention for the children with Cerebral Palsy
Early detection and intervention are almost the priority areas regarding the rehabilitation of a child with Cerebral Palsy. For the context of our country, community based rehabilitation involving the parents would be the best mechanism to deliver the rehabilitation. To give a shape to and understand the outcome of this approach, Asha Bhavan Centre is to partner with Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre, The University of Queensland Australia for a “Community-based parent-delivered early detection and intervention program for infants at high risk of cerebral palsy (LEAP-CP) in Uluberia – I Block, Bagnan – I Block and Shyampur – II Block, Howrah District, West Bengal India. Through this project, we screen the high risk baby less than 10 months to detect Cerebral Palsy through the latest diagnostic tools Precht’l General Movement and Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination. After the detection, the programme will be started to recover the impairments through home based parents-delivered intervention programme. The programme will be ended in 20 months and the outcome will be measured to ensure the effectiveness.