Reliability of rater assessment of motor performance in children with cerebral palsy

Takeaway

  • In children with cerebral palsy (CP) who underwent a specialized intervention therapy the assessments of motor performance by questionnaire had greater variation between parents and external examiners than for assessments of children who had conventional treatment.

Why this matters ?

  • Parent perception of a child’s performance may be influenced by the type of intervention, highlighting the importance of blind observation of home-videotapes to assess the utility of intensive motor-skill learning interventions.