External timing constraints facilitate performance of everyday interceptive actions in children with Spastic Hemiparetic Cerebral Palsy.

@article{Ricken2006ExternalTC,
  title={External timing constraints facilitate performance of everyday interceptive actions in children with Spastic Hemiparetic Cerebral Palsy.},
  author={Annieck X. C. Ricken and Geert Savelsbergh and Simon J. Bennett},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={2006},
  volume={410 3},
  pages={187-92}
}
We examined how children with Spastic Hemiparetic Cerebral Palsy (SHCP) perform interceptive actions they experience in daily life. Children were required to walk towards and intercept a stationary ball or a moving ball, with either their impaired or non-impaired arm. In the stationary ball condition the child was free to determine the speed of their response (internal timing), whereas in the moving ball condition there was a restricted time available (external timing). It was found that the… CONTINUE READING