Functionally based exercise program for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy
The main question in this thesis is: “Do children with CP benefit from a fitness intervention program?” We focused on children that are classified at GMFCS level I and II. Due to the physical demands of the fitness tests and training exercises that were used throughout the study, recruitment solicited only children and adolescents who were classified at GMFCS level I (able to walk indoors and outdoors, and climb stairs without limitation) or level II (able to walk indoors and outdoors, and climb stairs holding onto a railing but experience limitations in walking on uneven surfaces and inclines, and walking in crowds or confined spaces).
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CARA APA Center is a National Resource Centre aimed at coordinating, facilitating and advocating for the inclusion of people with disabilities in sport, physical activity and physical education.
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The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport (PHC)
To improve knowledge about Paralympic sport and to promote the substantial health and quality of life benefits that can be gained through participation in disability sports’.
The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport (PHC) is a non-profit organisation based at Loughborough University in the UK.
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APAID: Sport and development projects for people
APAID Adapted Physical Activity International Development: Sport and development projects for people with disabilities.APAID is a non-profit organization based in France dedicated to sport and development for people with disabilities. APAID work is to consult in the implementation of sport projects that aim to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities. By doing research, APAID monitors and evaluates the running projects.
Ability vs. Ability (England)
Ability vs. Ability has been designed to be used interactively in the classroom. The teacher guidance here is not prescriptive but supports a direct approach to teaching that is oral, lively and interactive.
The resources here are addressed to the teacher and provide generic guidance on teaching approaches that support the delivery of the ten activities in the Learning Zone. Each of these activities can be used with a range of subjects and learning situations. They will help pupils to understand more about the achievements of Paralympic athletes and, through the idea of Personal Best, link this to their thinking about academic, sporting and personal achievements. You can find more information at (
Example of good practice
Judo for persons with cerebral palsy (Finland)Information about unique program of Judo for persons with cerebral palsy from Finland. In the attached article you can find information about an interesting program which aims to develop self defensive skills as well as use Judo to complement physiotherapy.