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.
Link: Dance Program for Physical Rehabilitation and Participation in children with Cerebral Palsy
Authors of the study: Citlali Lopez-Ortiz, Kim Gladden, Laura Deon, Jennifer Schmidt, Gay Girolamic
and Deborah Gaebler-Spira.
Published by Taylor & Francis