Laura A Prosser, PhD, MPT

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Children’s Seashore House, 208A
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-2495
BS (Health Science, magna cum laude)
University of Scranton, 2000.
MPT (Physical Therapy)
University of Scranton, 2001.
PhD (Physical Therapy)
Temple University, 2009.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric neurological physical therapy

Description of Research Expertise

The development and rehabilitation of movement in children with neurological impairments. This includes the investigation of the development of impaired movement, the interaction between the processes of neuroplasticity and neuromaturation in sensorimotor systems, and the study of novel motor rehabilitation interventions in children with neurological conditions.

Selected Publications

Pierce SR, Skorup J, Paremski A, Prosser LA. : The relationship between the Family Empowerment Scale and Gross Motor Function Measure-66 in young children with cerebral palsy. Child: Care, Health and Development. 47(1): 112-118, Jan 2021.

Chambers C, Seethapathi N, Saluja R, Loeb H, Pierce S, Bogen S, Prosser L, Johnson MJ, Kording KP.: Computer vision to automatically assess infant neuromotor risk. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Engineering. 28(11): 2431-2442, Nov 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2020.3029121.

Pierce SR, Skorup J, Alcott M, Bochnak M, Paremski A, Prosser LA. : The use of dynamic weight support with principles of infant learning in a child with cerebral palsy: A case report. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics May 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1080/01942638.2020.1766638 [Online ahead of print.]

Pierce SR, Kornafel T, Skorup J, Paremski AC, Prosser LA.: Construct validity of the Early Clinical Assessment of Balance in toddlers with CP: brief report. Developmental Neurorehabilitation. doi: 10.1080/17518423.2019.1683910, 23(2): 137-139, February 2020.

Zarkou A, Prosser LA, Jeka J, Franklin C, Lee SCK.: Foot and Ankle Somatosensory Deficits Affect Balance and Motor Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience February 2020 Notes: fnhum.2020.00045.

Pierce SR, Paremski AC, Skorup J, Stergiou N, Senderling B, Prosser LA. : Linear and non-linear measures of postural control in a toddler with cerebral palsy: brief report. Pediatric Physical Therapy 32(1): 80-83, Jan 2020 Notes: doi:10.1097/ PEP.0000000000000669.

McLarney M, Pezzin L, McGinley E, Prosser L, Dillingham T. : The prevalence of lower limb loss in children and associated cost of prosthetic devices: A study of MarketScan® commercial insurance claims data from 2009-2015. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2020.

Lysenko S, Seethapathi N, Prosser L, Kording K, Johnson MJ. : Towards Automated Emotion Classification of Atypically and Typically Developing Infants. Proceedings of the 8th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics. In press 2020.

Pierce SR, Skorup J, Miller A, Paremski AC, Prosser LA. : The responsiveness of the Early Clinical Assessment of Balance in toddlers with cerebral palsy: a brief report. Dev Neurorehabil 22(7): 496-498, October 2019.

Orlando J, Pierce SR, Mohan M, Skorup J, Paremski A, Bochnak M, Prosser LA. : Physical activity in non-ambulatory toddlers with cerebral palsy. Research in Developmental Disabilities 90: 51-58, Jul 2019.

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