Handbook of Pediatric Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT)
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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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.


This handbook also features an extensive evidence table related to pediatric CIMT and a flash drive with writable forms for documenting pediatric CIMT for clinical practice or research.


Drawing on decades of evidence and clinical experience, this book is the most comprehensive text available on constraint therapy for children.



Section I. Theory and History of CIMT for Children With Cerebral Palsy

Chapter 1. History and Development of CIMT for Adults With Stroke

Chapter 2. Pediatric CIMT: History and Definition

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

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

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

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


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

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

Chapter 9. Alternative Pediatric CIMT: Understanding the How and Why of Clinical Variations in Pediatric CIMT

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

Chapter 11. Adapting Pediatric CIMT for Children With Brachial Plexus Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Hemispherectomy and Other Surgical Interventions

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

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

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


Section III. Collaboration and Coordination With Families and Other Professionals

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


Section IV. Future for Research, Policy, and Practice

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


978-1-56900-346-6-, 316 pages, 2013