Brain Stimulation and Hand Training in Children With Hemiparesis

Active, not recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

1. Hemispheric Stroke or Periventricular Leukomalacia confirmed by most recent MRI or CT radiologic report with resultant congenital hemiparesis
2. ≥ 10 degrees of active motion at the metacarpophalangeal joint
3. Receptive language function to follow two-step commands as evidenced by performance on TOKEN test of intelligence
4. No evidence of seizure activity within the last 2 years
5. Presence of a motor evoked potential from at least the contralesional hemisphere if not both hemispheres
6. Ages 8-21 years
7. Able to give informed assent along with the informed consent of the legal guardian
8. Children who have had surgeries, which may influence motor function eg- tendon transfer, will be included, yet surgical history will be documented and included in any publication within a participant characteristics table.

Exclusion Criteria

1. Metabolic Disorders
2. Neoplasm
3. Epilepsy
4. Disorders of Cellular Migration and Proliferation
5. Acquired Traumatic Brain Injury
6. Pregnancy
7. Indwelling metal or incompatible medical devices
8. Evidence of skin disease or skin abnormalities
9. Botulinum toxin or Phenol block within [six-months] preceding the study