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Table 1 Inclusion and Exclusion criteria for participation in the study. Asterisk indicates the eligibility criteria met only by children with CP

From: Stochastic resonance stimulation improves balance in children with cerebral palsy: a case control study

Inclusion Exclusion
 Age 8–18 years
 The diagnosis of spastic diplegic CP*
 Levels I-III GMFCS classification*
 Ability to stand independently (i.e., without using any assistive device)
 Visual, perceptual, and cognitive/ communication skills to follow multiple step commands
 Seizure-free or well controlled seizures
 Ability to communicate pain or discomfort during testing procedures
 Willingness to participate in testing
 Ability to obtain Parental/guardian consent and child assent/consent
 Diagnosis of athetoid, ataxic or quadriplegic CP*
 Significant scoliosis with primary curve > 40°
 Lower extremity surgery or fractures in the year prior testing
 Joint instability or dislocation in the lower extremities
 A history of selective dorsal root rhizotomy*
 Botulinum toxin injections in the lower extremities within the past 6 months*
 Marked visual, hearing, vestibular deficits
 Implanted medical device that may be contraindicated with application of SR stimulation
 Severe spasticity of any lower extremity muscle (e.g., a score of 4 on the Modified Ashworth Scale)*
 Pregnancy