Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Combined Unimanual and Bimanual Intensive OT Improves Upper-Extremity Function in Children With Unilateral Brain Injury
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Blythedale Children's Hospital, Valhalla, NY, USA
  • Blythedale Children's Hospital, Valhalla, NY, USA
  • Blythedale Children's Hospital, Valhalla, NY, USA
  • Burke Neurological Institute, Blythedale Children’s Hospital, White Plains and Valhalla, NY, USA
  • Burke Neurological Institute, Blythedale Children’s Hospital, White Plains and Valhalla, NY, USA
  • Burke Neurological Institute, Blythedale Children’s Hospital, White Plains and Valhalla, NY, USA
Article Information
Hand and Upper Extremity / Neurologic Conditions / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Combined Unimanual and Bimanual Intensive OT Improves Upper-Extremity Function in Children With Unilateral Brain Injury
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515373. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6032
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515373. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6032
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

We examined whether an OT regimen that combines modified constraint-induced unimanual therapy with bimanual therapy can improve hand function in children with unilateral brain injury. We also examined the optimal order of each therapy type. We found that combined unimanual and bimanual intensive OT improves motor and functional upper-extremity use in these children. Improvement appears to be independent of the order in which the therapies are combined.

Primary Author and Speaker: Ka Lai Au

Contributing Authors: Julie Knitter, Susan Morrow-McGinty, Talita Campos, Jason Carmel, Kathleen Friel