Handbook of Pediatric Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT)
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Type: Book
SKU: 900346
Type: Book
SKU: 900346
Publisher: AOTA Press
Published: 2013
ISBN: 978-156-900-346-6
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Handbook of Pediatric Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT)

A Guide for Occupational Therapy and Health Care
Clinicians, Researchers, and Educators

Edited by 
Sharon Landesman Ramey, PhD; 
Patty Coker-Bolt, PhD, OTR/L; and 
Stephanie C. DeLuca, PhD


Scientific findings strongly support pediatric CIMT as a  treatment strategy that can—and often does—produce measurable benefits to children with impairment in use of their upper extremities. The timely publication of the Handbook of Pediatric Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) provides an integrative history about CIMT that includes its major research findings, theoretical underpinnings, practical guidelines for practitioners and health care providers, and peer-reviewed information  for students preparing to be pediatric practitioners and educators.






Section I.

Theory and History of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy for Children With Cerebral Palsy


Chapter 1. History and Development of CIMT

Michelle L. Woodbury PhD, OTR/L; Stacy L. Fritz PhD, PT; Sarah Blanton, PT, DPT, NCS; and Steven L. Wolf PhD, PT, FAPTA


Chapter 2. Pediatric Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy: History and Definition

Sharon Landesman Ramey, PhD, and Stephanie DeLuca, PhD


Chapter 3. Applying Occupation and Motor Learning Principles in Pediatric CIMT: Theoretical Foundations and Conceptual Framework

Jane Case-Smith, EdD, OTR/L,                           


Chapter 4. Motor Development and Physical Growth in Children With Cerebral Palsy

Valentina Intagliata, MD, and Rich Stevenson, MD


Chapter 5. Muscle Structural Adaptation in Cerebral Palsy and Relationship to Function

Noelle Moreau, PhD, PT


Chapter 6. Assessment Tools to Measure Upper-Limb Function and Impact of Therapy

Roslyn Boyd, PhD, MSc, Pgrad, and Leanne Sakzewski, PhD, BOccThy,


Section II.

Clinical Applications, Protocols, and Individualization


Chapter 7. Operationalizing Pediatric CIMT: Guidelines for Transforming Basic Principles and Scientific Evidence into Clinical Practice for Individual Children

Sharon Landesman Ramey, PhD, Stephanie DeLuca, PhD, and Patty Coker-Bolt, PhD, OTR/L


Chapter 8. ACQUIREc Protocol: What We Have Learned from a Decade of Delivering a Signature Form of Pediatric CIMT

Stephanie DeLuca, PhD; Sharon Landesman Ramey, PhD, Mary Rebekah Trucks, OTR/L, Reggi Lutenbacjer, OTR/L, and Dory Ainsworth Wallace, OTR/L


Chapter 9. Alternative Pediatric CIMT: Understanding the How and Why of Clinical Variations in Pediatric Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy

Patty Coker-Bolt, PhD, OTR/L; Teressa Reidy, OTR/L; and Erin Nabor, DPT


Chapter 10. Group-Based Models of Pediatric CIMT: Special Camps, School-Based Treatment, and Home Environment Models                                           

Ann-Cristin Eliasson, PhD, and Patty Coker-Bolt, PhD, OTRL


Chapter 11. Adapting Pediatric CIMT for Children with Acquired Brain Injury, Brachial Plexus Palsy, Hemispherectomy, and Related Conditions

Teressa Reidy, OTR/L, Patty Coker-Bolt, PhD, OTR/L, and Dory Ainsworth Wallace, OTR/L


Chapter 12. Novel and Complementary Therapy Strategies: Critical Issues and Opportunities for Combining With Pediatric CIMT

Teressa Reidy, OTR/L, Erin Nabors, DPT, and Patty Coker-Bolt, PhD, OTR/L


Chapter 13. Intensive Bimanual Training Approaches to Upper-Extremity Rehabilitation in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Andrew M. Gordon, PhD


Chapter 14. Beyond Upper-Extremity Benefits of Pediatric CIMT: Reported Changes in Gait and Other Neuromotor Skills

Tasos Karakostas, MPT, PhD, and Erik King, MD


Section III.

Collaboration and Coordination with Families and Other Professionals


Chapter 15. Working With Families and Therapy Teams to Maximize Pediatric CIMT Benefits

Patty Coker-Bolt, PhD, OTR/L; Mary Rebekah Trucks, OTR/L; and Reggi Lutenbacher, OTR/L


Section IV.

Future for Research, Policy, and Practice


Chapter 16. Research Priorities: Understanding and Transcending the Limits of Current Knowledge to Inform Best Practices

Sharon Landesman Ramey, PhD, and Stephanie C. DeLuca, PhD