Assisting Hand Assessment – Online, Australia/NZ/Asia 2024

AUD $1,045.00

18 SEATS LEFT

Event Date:
Start: July 18, 2024 , 9:00 am
End: July 20, 2024 , 4:00 pm

Event Location:
This course is online

Description

PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS ONLINE BUT ONLY OPEN TO PARTICIPANTS BASED IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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 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 ONLINE course covers reliable administration of the AHA assessment, version 5.0 and is organised in two phases. First, a 3 session online 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. The second part of the certification process occurs after the workshop. To achieve certification, the participant is to complete ten calibration cases and achieve satisfactory results. Some of these are from standardised videos (7), and some self-produced AHA play sessions (3). Each course participant will receive individual detailed feedback. This whole procedure should be completed within three months and leads to rater certification.

To be able to perform the self-produced AHA assessment, you will need access to an AHA test kit and at least 2 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 https://handfast-webshop.myshopify.com/products/aha-test-kit.

COURSE DATES

Session 1: Thursday 18th July: 9:00am to 4:00pm (Melbourne)

Session 2: Friday 19th July: 9:00am to 4:00pm (Melbourne)

Session 3Saturday 20th July: 9:00am to 3:30pm (Melbourne)

COURSE OBJECTIVES

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.

INSTRUCTORS

A/Prof Brian Hoare (OT, CPTeaching, Melbourne), Jane Berry (OT, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Sydney)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Physical and Occupational Therapists

COURSE PREREQUISITES

Nil

GENERAL COURSE ENQUIRIES

For more information about course content or if you have any questions about booking a place on this course, please contact admin@cpteaching.com

COURSE REGISTRATION

Please note, CPTeaching has a strict policy of not holding places for courses. All registrations must be processed via the CPTeaching website.

REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE: Friday 14th June 2024

This course is online

18 SEATS LEFT

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