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Jeanne Charles

Last Updated:
May 22, 2017

Jeanne Charles PT, MSW, Ph.D.

Current Work Setting Academics-Research and Teaching
Assistant Professor
Organization Name
Physical Therapy Program-University of New England
Portland, Maine
Specialty Developmental Disabilities, Motor Learning and Control

Willing to provide the following consultation areas
Research design, grants, and scholarships

Message from Jeanne Charles:
I have worked with children with developmental disabilities and their families both clinically and through conducting research. My primary research focus is examining motor control mechanisms of bimanual coordination in children with Unilateral Cerebral Palsy (UCP). This research path started by investigating precision grasp skills in this population and progressed to testing the efficacy of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy and subsequently intensive bimanual training. While  my interest still lies in re-designing current rehabilitation interventions or designing new interventions to improve upper limb movement performance in children with UCP. To me a next step is to examine motor control of upper extremity movement and coordination in children with UCP.