Our Instructors

Elisa Sicola

Elisa Sicola is a senior developmental neuropsychomotor therapist with over 40 years of experience at the Department of Developmental Neuroscience, IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris, Pisa, Italy. She has a background in physical rehabilitation and has extensive clinical experience in CP. She has clinical and research interests in particular in hand function assessment and functional performance in CP. She is an HAI and AHA instructor and one of the developers of the HAI.

Melanie Hessenauer

Melanie Hessenauer is an occupational therapist at the Centre for Pediatric Neurology, Neurorehabilitation and Epileptology Schoen Clinic Vogtareuth, Germany. Melanie has taught the AHA since 2007 in German-speaking countries.

Marie Holmefur

Marie Holmefur PhD, Reg. Occupational Therapist and Professor of Occupational Therapy at Örebro University, Sweden. Marie has been teaching the AHA and conducted research on the AHA since 2003.

Lena Krumlinde-Sundholm

Associate Professor Lena Krumlinde-Sundholm, Reg OT, PhD is an Occupational Therapist and a senior researcher at the Neuropediatric unit, Department of Woman’s and Children’s Health, Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. Lena is one of the original developers of all tests in the family of Assisting Hand Assessments.

Ann-Kristin Elvrum

Associate Professor Ann-Kristin Elvrum, OT, PhD  currently works as associate professor at NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. In addition, she has a 20% position as research coordinator at the Clinic of Rehabilitation at St. Olavs Hospital. Her PhD-work involved the development and validation of the Both Hands Assessment (BoHA) for children with bilateral cerebral palsy from 18 months till 13 years.