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Table 2 Summary of GMFCS-E & R and MACS criteria

From: Functional profiles of children with cerebral palsy in Jordan based on the association between gross motor function and manual ability

Level GMFCS-E & R (Palisano et al., 1997) MACS (Eliasson et al., 2006)
I Walks without Limitations Handles objects easily and successfully
II Walks with Limitations Handles most objects but with somewhat reduced quality and/or speed of achievement.
III Walks Using a Hand-Held Mobility Device Handles objects with difficulty; needs help to prepare and/or modify activities
VI Self-Mobility with Limitations; May Use Powered Mobility Handles a limited selection of easily managed objects in adapted situations
V Transported in a Manual Wheelchair Does not handle objects and has severely limited ability to perform even simple actions.