Childhood Cerebral Palsy Integrated Neuroscience Discovery Network would like you to be a part of their CP-NET Research Database study.
What is this study about?
The CP-NET Research Database is an Ontario Brain Institute funded research project. They are collecting information to better understand how many kids are affected by Cerebral Palsy (CP) in different parts of Ontario and what causes CP so that they can improve care and treatments.
What does this study involve?
Study participants will attend two, 3-hour research assessments, approximately 1-4 years apart.
During the first assessments they will ask you questions about your family and medical history and your child’s experience with CP.
They will then collect saliva samples from you and your child. They will also ask to review your family’s medical charts and collect any past brain scans your child may have had.
During both assessments, your child will be seen by a doctor who will examine his or her movements. Lastly, your child may be given a brief learning assessment during the second assessment.
Who can participate?
Children aged 2-7 years old, who have CP and live in certain regions of Ontario are invited to participate.
Why should you consider particpating?
Your participation will allow researchers to study the causes of CP, identify risk factors and develop treatments and interventions to improve outcomes and care for children with CP.
How can you get involved?
If you are interested in participating in this study or have any questions, please contact:
416-425-6220 ext. 6482