UNC Hemiplegia Summer CIMT Camp

Summer camp is a quintessential childhood experience. That’s why UNC Children’s offers Helping Kids with Hemiplegia, a no-cost therapeutic day camp for kids ages 3 to 10 with motor impairment on one side of their bodies. The camp, founded by […]

Research Study Recruiting – Combining Brain Stimulation and Therapy for Hand Function in Children with Hemiparesis

The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association, CHASA, has teamed with Dr. Bernadette Gillick at the University of Minnesota to recruit participants for the Synergistic Effect of Combined tDCS/CIMT in Children with Hemiparesis study. Research study information from the program is […]

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Camps for Children with Hemiplegia

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Camps and Programs – Western United States Camp Bennett – San Francisco, CA – founded by Audrey Vernick, mom of a child with hemiplegic cerebral palsy Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Camps and Programs – Central United […]

How to Wear a Shirt and an Arm Cast in Cold Weather

Maybe your child with hemiplegia has broken his arm, is participating in constraint induced movement therapy, or may be wearing a special cast for stretching or following surgery. Below you’ll find one mom’s solution to what to wear in cold […]

Constraint Therapy – We Made It!

We made it. We survived 16 days of constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT). Whew.  Now it’s about managing my expectations, and my disappointment, over what “stuck” and what didn’t. And disappointed is exactly what I felt. Within five minutes of […]

Survey! What’s important to you?

In keeping with CHASA’s mission of assisting pediatric stroke or hemiplegia researchers, we are making a survey from Teachers College, Columbia University available to you. Information about the survey is below. Dear Caregiver, Your responses to this brief questionnaire will […]

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy – Henry is Using His Hand

Holy cow, it appears to be working! Constraint therapy actually appears to be working! Henry’s reaching with his affected arm, holding objects in his affected hand and actually POINTED his index finger upon request. HOLY COW. I don’t even know […]

Midpoint Check In – Constraint Induced Movement Therapy

Henry, a pediatric stroke survivor who has hemiplegic cerebral palsy, is in the middle of constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT), nearly exactly at the half-way point. The first few days were impossible, for a variety of reasons. Let’s start with […]

I will fix you – Constraint Induced Movement Therapy

Today we had a cast put on Henry’s “good” arm to force him to use his “affected” arm. Constraint Induced Movement Therapy. He was ready for it, we had been talking about it for a couple of weeks before it […]

Monkey Science – Constraint Induced Movement Therapy

There’s a book that was suggested to me while I was in the NICU, right after Henry was born. About six months later, I finally got up the courage to read “The Brain that Changes Itself” by Dr. Norman Doidge, […]

Ask the Hand Specialist – Two year old with hemiplegic cerebral palsy is resisting constraint therapy

My 2 1/2 year old daughter has left side hemiplegic cerebral palsy due to a stroke. Since five months old, we have been doing some form of Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT). Over the past six months, my daughter has […]

Bimanual Training Study in Children with Hemiplegia

A randomized control trial of bimanual training in children with hemiplegia is seeking participants. The protocols have been developed at Columbia University to be child friendly and draw upon their experience since 1997 with constraint-induced movement therapy in children with […]