Cerebral Palsy is considered a neurological disorder caused by brain damage. This brain damage is caused by brain injury or abnormal development of the brain that occurs while a child’s brain is still developing — before birth, during birth, or immediately after birth. It primarily affects body movement and muscle coordination/control, reflex, posture and balance.
Below a link to a pilote study which is researching a classical ballet program created for children with Cerebral Palsy as an emerging physical rehabilitation modality. Program goals were to promote participation and to provide an artistic, physically therapeutic activity.
Authors of the study: Citlali Lopez-Ortiz, Kim Gladden, Laura Deon, Jennifer Schmidt, Gay Girolamic
and Deborah Gaebler-Spira.
Published by Taylor & Francis