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Rehabilitation and Training of Actions



Research related to training and rehabilitating perceptual/intrinsic control of action in neurologically disordered infants, infant-mother relationship, cerebral palsy, akinesia, cerebellar ataxia, Parkinson's disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, wound healing, cancer, balance disorders, locomotor disorders, postoperative pain, sporting injury, pedestrian safety.


Timing a strike. A ball rolls down a track toward the boy, who has to hit it sideways with a bat. The strikes of healthy children were generally tau-guided, but those of children with CP were less strongly so.
(van der Weel, van der Meer & Lee 1996)
Pronating and supinating the wrist. Children with CP often find this difficult, but when the movement is fun like banging a drum their movement is improved.
(van der Weel, van der Meer & Lee 1991)



Assessing the ability to match through feel the position of an unseen hand with the other. Healthy children generally performed well on the task, but children with CP usually performed less well.
(Lee, Daniel, Turnbull & Cook 1990)
A pretend road for training children in road-crossing skill. The pretend road lies alongside a real road. The child pretends the traffic is moving along the pretend road and has to cross the pretend road safely.
(Lee, Young & McLaughlin 1984)