A multi‐site study of functional outcomes following a themed approach to hand–arm bimanual intensive therapy for children with hemiplegia

@article{Green2013AMS,
  title={A multi‐site study of functional outcomes following a themed approach to hand–arm bimanual intensive therapy for children with hemiplegia},
  author={Dido Green and Mitchell Schertz and Andrew M. Gordon and Amarlie Moore and Tamara Schejter Margalit and Yvonne Farquharson and Dafna Ben Bashat and Maya Weinstein and Jean-Pierre Lin and Aviva Fattal-Valevski},
  journal={Developmental Medicine \& Child Neurology},
  year={2013},
  volume={55}
}
AIM This study investigated the effects of a theme-based ('magic') variation of the hand-arm bimanual intensive therapy programme, in two different countries, in improving activity performance for children with hemiplegia, including those with severe movement restrictions. [] Key Method A within-participant experimental design was used with the Assisting Hand Assessment and Children's Hand Experience Questionnaire as primary outcome measures.
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