Tests and Interventions

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

We use an MRI scan to take pictures of the child’s brain so we can learn more about brain development.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

This is a tool that is applied over the scalp. It delivers short, painless pulses to the brain, so we can further understand connections between the brain and the child’s muscles.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)

tDCS is a type of brain stimulation which uses low levels of electricity to affect the activity and connections between brain cells.  The electricity is applied using sponges which are placed at specific locations on the head. Our previous studies have shown that tDCS is safe in children in the laboratory and has the potential to increases motor ability in children with CP.