A 12-yr-old girl with a 3-year history of avoiding physically therapeutic exercises was treated with a combination of self-monitoring and relaxation procedures. The child had congenital cerebral palsy and was required to complete a daily set of exercises to stretch her hip muscles. These exercises were often painful. With treatment, the frequency of the child's exercising routine was increased from an average of 0-1 times per week to 5-7 days per week. These gains were maintained at 3- and 6-month follow-ups. Additional positive treatment effects were noted.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Developmental and Educational Psychology