Evidence Based Adaptation and Evaluation of a Somatosensory Assessment for use with Children with Cerebral Palsy
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This PhD described a four-phased research project, using multiple methods to review and adapt an adult assessment tool, the sense_assess©, and determine its psychometric properties and applicability for use with a clinical population of children with cerebral palsy. Overall, this PhD provided evidence to support the sense_assess© kids as a feasible measure of somatosensation for paediatric use. This tool can now be used to profile the tactile discrimination, haptic object recognition and proprioceptive capacity of children with neurological disorders.
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