About Injuries/Injury Prevention
Bumps and scrapes are inevitable while children develop the coordination and skills required for activities like walking, climbing, or riding a bike. But some injuries are more serious than others and can require special care and attention. Fractured or broken bones are relatively common in childhood, as bones are still growing and getting stronger. Playing a sport, especially a contact sport like football or hockey, can lead to concussions, when the brain is damaged by slamming into the skull. For some injuries, proper safety measure can reduce the risk, like by wearing a helmet when riding a bike.
Smart Phone Apps Study II
Do you have a child between the ages of 12-17 with a diagnosis of Spina Bifida, Spinal Cord Injury, or Cerebral Palsy? Does your child reside at home? If so, your child may be eligible to participate in a study to help develop and evaluate an app suite to support and manage self-care. Compensation may be provided.