January 1993

Early Intervention for Children With or at Risk of Cerebral Palsy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Am J Dis Child. 1993;147(1):60-62. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1993.02160250056017

• Quantitative and qualitative analyses of well-conducted scientific studies of therapeutic early intervention for infants and young children with or at risk of a motor handicap failed to find convincing evidence for the efficacy of physical therapy. The shortcomings of present assessment tools are discussed and possible lines of enquiry identified.

(AJDC. 1993;147:54-59)