Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Therapy and Motor Planning

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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 using the Assisting Hand Assessment, the average number of shapes matched, the shape matching errors, the reaction time, the 9-hole peg test, and the box and blocks test.

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