Traditional methods of testing cognition are not accessible to children with significant physical and speech impairments. M-ACAL Investigators develop alternative testing methods by using Assistive Technology (AT) with adapted versions of cognitive tests. We then investigate the neuropsychology of specific congenital neurodevelopmental conditions. Current studies focus on working memory, processing speed, attentional impairment, sleep disorder, and quality of life in children with cerebral palsy.
Findings have the potential to provide accurate information about cognitive and academic abilities that could then be used in clinical or school settings to better support medical, educational, and life planning.
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Visit UofMHealth.org for information on clinical services available at the University of Michigan for people with cerebral palsy! We are currently recruiting subjects for the Working Memory and Health Self-Management Study. Click here for more information on how to get involved in research with M-ACAL, or contact us.
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