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 […]

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 […]

Holly Escapes from Her Constraint Therapy Cast

My daughter, Holly, is a sweet 5-year old girl with a number of diagnoses – Left-Sided Hemiplegia, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, PDD-NOS, Developmental Delays, Behavior and Sensory Issues.   One day each month, we go to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for all […]

CHASA Mascot Has a Name – Kandu

  We’ve named our mascot – Kandu! This name was selected because of the “can do” attitude held by so many of the children, teens, and adults who have hemiplegia or hemiparesis.  The name “Kandu” was submitted to our “Name […]