For cerebral palsy (CP), early detection and early intervention are crucial. Timely detection of CP, along with early therapy, enable children to enhance their functional potential.
EDIT-CP refers to Early Detection and Intervention Toolkit for children with CP. EDIT-CP is designed to support clinicians to detect CP early, and quickly connect children to evidence-informed early interventions. In addition, EDIT-CP offers user-friendly information for patients and families to increase their awareness about existing approaches and facilitate their assessment and rehabilitation journeys.
For community-based physicians and families
To facilitate early detection and expedite referral for early diagnosis of CP, we have developed tools that will assist primary care physicians (family physicians, community-based pediatricians) and caregivers in the early identification of attributes suggestive of CP.
To support Neonatal Follow Up programs in early detection of CP, a video (coming soon) demonstrates administration and scoring of the Hammersmith Infant Neurological Exam (HINE), a simple and scorable standardized neurological examination that can be used to help identify infants between 2 and 24 months of age who are at high risk for all types of CP. The HINE scoring sheet is available for use.
To build capacity for Baby Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (Baby-CIMT) early intervention, a training webinar is available that demonstrates how to effectively implement and execute a Baby-CIMT program. Videos to illustrate examples of Baby CIMT components are coming soon. Infographics for parents and occupational therapists are also available.