Bimanual Daily Activities – Interests Influence Outcome in Children

Children with unilateral cerebral palsy spend hours practicing bimanual daily activities to work on using both hands together. Recent research indicates that the child's interests influence the success of bimanual daily activities.

Children with unilateral cerebral palsy spend hours practicing bimanual daily activities to work on using both hands together. Recent research indicates that the child’s interests influence the success of bimanual daily activities. Research on Bimanual Daily Activities and Children’s Preferences The study included 20 children (8-14 years old) with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy. Hand use […]

Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Therapy and Motor Planning

Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Therapy and Motor Planning

Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Therapy and Motor Planning Pediatric Physical Therapy published research on hand-arm bimanual intensive therapy and motor planning.  Functional near-infrared spectroscopy neuroimaging was used on 9 children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy pre and post 50 hours of HABIT training (hand-arm bimanual intensive therapy).  Further evaluation of bimanual coordination and motor performance was completed […]

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50 Bimanual Activities of Daily Living – FREE Printable

Bimanual Activities of Daily Living

50 Bimanual Activities of Daily Living – FREE Printable Bimanual activities are skills that we use two hands to complete.  All children benefit from practicing bimanual skills to help develop coordination skills, crossing midline, and functional life skills.  Children with cerebral palsy, especially hemiplegia, are often encouraged to participate in bimanual activities.  Many times following […]

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Research Review on CIMT and Bimanual Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy

CIMT and Bimanual Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Research Review on CIMT and Bimanual Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy Pediatric Physical Therapy published a systematic review comparing modified constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) and intensive bimanual therapy in upper limb function in children with unilateral cerebral palsy.  After searching 4 electronic databases from 2009-2015, eight articles met the inclusion criteria with a total of […]

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Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy Versus Intensive Bimanual Training

Clinical Rehabilitation published research on 47 children with unilateral cerebral palsy or other non-progressive hemiplegia (aged 3.3–11.4 years) who were randomly assigned to either a modified constraint-induced movement program (kid-CIMT – 60 hours of unilateral constraint-induced and 20 hours of bimanual training over four weeks) or intensive bimanual training (80 hours of bimanual training over […]