Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Rewarding Arm Activity in Infants at Risk: Feasibility of a Home-Based Program
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Chapman University, Irvine, CA, USA
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Chapman University, Irvine, CA, USA
  • Chapman University, Irvine, CA, USA
  • Chapman University, Irvine, CA, USA
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
Article Information
Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Rewarding Arm Activity in Infants at Risk: Feasibility of a Home-Based Program
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515346. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1131
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515346. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1131
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

Infants who sustain brachial plexus injury are at risk for neuromuscular and sensibility deficits contributing to prehensile dysfunction. OTs practicing in early intervention often have limited resources available to improve muscle activation. Yet our experimental program offers a solution, since infant-initiated muscle activation or arm movement will trigger a toy to move, reinforcing them to move again. If done repeatedly, this program could contribute to their recovery.

Primary Author and Speaker: Susan Duff

Contributing Authors: Milan Stevanovic, Jamie Berggren, Barbara Sargent, Andrew Kimbel, Cyril Rakovski, Ehsan Yaghmaei, Peter Pidcoe, Benjamin Leiby, Mitchel Seruya, Eric Wade