Assisting Hand Assessment (18 to 18) – Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

AUD $1,194.03

Event Date:
Start: July 26, 2024 ,
End: July 28, 2024 ,

Event Location:
Riley Outpatient Center Garage,
575 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis



The Assisting Hand Assessment (AHA) is a Rasch-based instrument that measures and describes the effectiveness with which a child who has unilateral disability makes use of their more affected hand (assisting hand) during bimanual activities. The AHA is a standardised criterion-referenced test that is valid, reliable and sensitive to change. The test is intended for children with unilateral cerebral palsy and brachial plexus injuries aged between 18 months and 18 years.

The course teaches the Assisting Hand Assessment, version 5.0 and is conducted in two steps. First, a 2.5-day training course includes information about the test construct, testing procedure and scoring practice on a range of children from videos. A manual with detailed scoring criteria and a computer-based scoring form is provided. To achieve certification, the participant is to complete six additional cases and achieve satisfactory results. These are scored from videos provided on a web-based e-learning platform. Participants are also required to videotape 3 of their own play sessions and complete a self reflection process. The self-reflection forms will be assessed as part of the certification procedure.

To be able to perform the self-produced AHA assessment, you will need access to an AHA test kit and at least 3 children with unilateral upper limb impairment. The AHA test kit for children between 18 months and 18 years with specific toys, and/or the board game for teenagers can be ordered by course participants only from


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the setup, conduct and video record an Assisting Hand Assessment session.
2. Produce reliable scores according to the criteria in the manual (AHA Version 5.0)
3. Verbalize the concept and construct of the test and its psychometric properties.
4. Interpret and communicate the outcome of the test.


Lisa Wagner, OT and Heather Mahnken., OT


Physical and Occupational Therapists


Registration includes a light breakfast, boxed lunch, and snacks. A copy of the AHA manual and unlimited number of score forms as paper copies and an electronic version.




Host contact: Laura Aust, Indiana Occupational Therapy Association President, at Host e-mail:

Workshop invitation flyer: AHA 18-18 Indiana 2024



Please note, you are not able to register or pay for this course via the CPTeaching website.

If interested please click this link for registration: or contact Laura Aust, Indiana Occupational Therapy Association President, at

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