Jessika F van Hoorn

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the test-retest, inter-, and intraobserver reliability of the Quality of Upper Extremity Skills Test (QUEST) in young children with cerebral palsy (CP). DESIGN For test-retest reliability, a test-retest design was used; for the intra- and interobserver reliability, the videotaped test was scored on 2 occasions by 1 observer and by(More)
AIM the study investigated the relationships between handwriting, visuomotor integration, and neurological condition. We paid particular attention to the presence of minor neurological dysfunction (MND). METHOD participants were 200 children (131 males, 69 females; age range 8-13y) of whom 118 received mainstream education (mean age 10y 5mo, SD 1y 4mo)(More)
OBJECTIVE Cerebral palsy (CP) can be classified as spastic, dyskinetic, ataxic or combined. Correct classification is essential for symptom-targeted treatment. This study aimed to investigate agreement among professionals on the phenotype of children with CP based on standardized videos. METHODS In a prospective, observational pilot study, videos of(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of forward-tilting of the seat surface and foot-support in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) is debated. AIM To assess the effect of forward-tilting of the seat surface and foot-support in children with CP on kinematic head stability and reaching. METHODS Nineteen children functioning at Gross Motor Function Classification(More)
Writing is an important skill that is related both to school performance and to psychosocial outcomes such as the child's self-esteem. Deficits in handwriting performance are frequently encountered in children with developmental coordination disorder. This review focuses on what is known about the neural correlates of atypical handwriting in children.(More)
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