Using Tools – Cerebral Palsy Doesn’t Slow Down Luka

We’re doing some renovations and my sweet boy asked to try the drill. He put in about 15 screws… with success!! He’s so proud! His left hand is a helper but you can see he can open it well and […]

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 […]

Cerebral Palsy Hand Grasp Study – Participants Needed

Volunteers needed for Cerebral Palsy Grasp Study – Ages 6-13 The purpose of this study is to determine how your child positions his or her hand to pick up different shaped objects. This study will provide information about how your […]

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 […]

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 […]

Peekaboo Barn App May Encourage Hand Use

Peekaboo Barn App Inside a little bouncing barn, friendly farm animals are waiting to pop out and surprise your little one. Try and guess who they are; tap the doors to find out! Sounds like this app will encourage your […]

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 […]