Synopsis of resource:
This resource provides a description of some brief tests of motor function validated for children with cerebral palsy including: walking tests, stair and step tests and the timed up and go test. This includes the source and authors of the tests; administration procedures and scoring criteria. In addition, the administration and scoring instructions are provided in a format to be easily printed and laminated.
Key learning outcomes
For a variety of functional gross motor assessments validated for children with cerebral palsy, be able to:
- Administer the tests
- Accurately score the tests
Virginia Knox is a Paediatric Physiotherapist with over 30 years’ experience working with children with cerebral palsy, in the UK National Health Service, a specialist cerebral palsy charity and now leads a community paediatric team. Research interests include standardised outcome measurement and determining efficacy of therapy, publishing in many peer reviewed journals. Virginia has Masters’ degrees in Clinical Neuroscience and Research, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and is a paediatric Bobath tutor. She trains therapists in using outcome measures and assessment and treatment of children with cerebral palsy, throughout the UK and internationally, including several developing countries.