Bimanual Training in Young Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy

Girl With Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy Cracking Egg with Two HandsThe Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association has teamed with the Center for Cerebral Palsy Research In Hand Motor Control, Teachers College Columbia University to recruit participants for a home bimanual training research study.

Investigators at the Center for Cerebral Palsy Research are seeking children between the ages of 18 months and 4.5 years with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. This is a research study that will teach caregivers how to administer hand-arm bimanual intensive therapy (HABIT) in their own home.

What is HABIT (Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Therapy)?

HABIT is an intervention developed at T.C. Columbia University that has similar efficacy as constraint-induced movement therapy but aims to improve the use and coordination of both arms in daily function. It involves intensive bimanual training with a focus on improving the ability to perform bimanual activities. We will teach caregivers to provide this intervention for children in their own home. Preference is given to residents of the NYC metropolitan area although we expect to expand the program in the near future.

For more information on the HABIT Study

Please contact: 212-678-3332 or

Center for Cerebral Palsy Research