Research Platform
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
The Effects of an Adapted Community Sports Camp (“GAME ON”) on Functional Mobility, and Fitness in Children and Adolescents With Cerebral Palsy (CP)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  • New York Presbyterian, New York, NY, USA
  • New York Presbyterian, New York, NY, USA
  • Student at Columbia University Occupational Therapy Programs, New York, NY, USA
  • Oakhill, Chapter 126, Bristol, CT, USA
  • Oakhill, Chapter 126, Bristol, CT, USA
  • New York Presbyterian, New York, NY, USA
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Translational Research
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2019
The Effects of an Adapted Community Sports Camp (“GAME ON”) on Functional Mobility, and Fitness in Children and Adolescents With Cerebral Palsy (CP)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520434. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP301B
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520434. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP301B
Abstract

Date Presented 04/06/19

Our interdisciplinary team has developed a community-based camp "GAME ON" that actively engages children and adolescents with CP in learning new motor skills and improving their functional mobility and fitness. We emphasize the activities used in the camp and the outcome measures to monitor participants' progress. We present the results from a feasibility study that examined the effectiveness of the camp to improve and maintain functional mobility and physical activity in this population.

Primary Author and Speaker: Katherine Dimitropoulou

Additional Authors and Speakers: Genni Hester

Contributing Authors: Adam Blanchard, Amber Newell, Kelly Boscarino, Paul Weiland, Heakyung Kim