Health and Wellness

  • Biomechanical Analysis of Gait in Individuals with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: This is a multi-center longitudinal study to assess changes in walking, gross motor function, health-related quality of life and participation of individuals with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: This is a research project with the goal of examining the difference in functional outcomes between prednisone and delfazacort regimens in boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
  • Gaming Technology for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy: This study aims to develop technology that allows children with severe movement disorders (typically dykinectic Cerebral Palsy) to play games for social and recreational purposes.
  • PEERS For Preschoolers: This research study will examine the benefit of a parent-assisted intervention for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders between the ages of 4 to 6 years who are having difficulty making and/or keeping friends.
  • PEERS Virtual Coach: The goal of this study is to test the effectiveness of a virtual coach mobile application on young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
  • UCLA Orthopaedic Hospital/Center for Cerebral Palsy: This center is dedicated to improving function in children and adults with cerebral palsy through a program of timely diagnosis, comprehensive assessment and individualized treatment.
  • UCLA PEERS: This program serves adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families.
  • The Annual Professional Conference and Margaret Jones family Forum: This annual conference provides continuing education to physical and occupational therapists and physicians on newer treatments in cerebral palsy. The Family Forum provides timely information about medical interventions and treatments and best practices on an array of topics including assistive technology, education, recreation and more.
  • The UCLA Partial Hospital Program and Intensive Outpatient Program:  This is a child day treatment unit designed to serve children between 5 and 12 years.  Children are referred because of significant psychiatric and behavioral problems.  The program offers individualized treatment for children with disorders involving mood, anxiety, impulse control, attention and hyperactivity, fetal alcohol exposure, autism, and other neurodevelopmental challenges, including intellectual disability.   The Intensive Outpatient Program offers individual, family, and group therapy sessions for children and families needing less intensive intervention than that provided by the ABC Partial Hospital Program.