Hand Assessment for Infants (HAI) – Online 2024, Australia/NZ/North America

AUD $1,100.00


Event Date:
Start: October 24, 2024 ,
End: October 26, 2024 ,

Event Location:
This course is online



The Hand Assessment for Infants (HAI) is a recently developed assessment of hand function for infants at risk of developing cerebral palsy (CP) in the age range 3-12 months old. The HAI aims to measure the degree and quality of goal directed actions performed with each hand separately as well as with both hands together. The HAI is scored on 17 items (12 unimanual and 5 bimanual) each scored on a 3-point criterion referenced rating scale.

The outcome of the test provides a separate score for each hand, illustrating possible asymmetric hand use, as well as providing an overall score of general upper limb ability. The HAI has been validated for infants with clinical signs of unilateral cerebral palsy, with age norm references also available.

The course teaches the reliable use of the HAI in three steps:

  1. The first step involves a three-day online workshop where participants will learn about the constructs underlying the HAI, the test items and how to score the items using the detailed item criteria. It also covers test procedures including how to conduct the play session and which toys to use. There is also practice of scoring of infants from video recordings. Course handouts, a HAI manual and a computer-based scoring form will be provided to the course participants.
  2. Following the workshop, the participants will practice further scoring of HAI videos on an e-learning platform (Coursio) and will receive individual feedback about their scoring.
  3. In the third step, participants will create their own test kit according to instructions given during the course, and then conduct their own HAI video recorded play sessions and complete a self-reflection process. Feedback on the selected toys and the play session is provided.


This course has been scheduled for time zones in Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Canada. To check your local time zone, please refer to https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html

Session 1:

Wednesday 23rd October: 1:00pm to 6:00pm (Vancouver), 1:00pm to 6:00pm (Los Angeles), 4:00pm to 9:00pm (Washington DC).

Thursday 24th October: 7:30am to 12:30pm (Melbourne), 9:30am to 2:300pm (Auckland).

Session 2:

Thursday 24th October: 1:00pm to 6:00pm (Vancouver), 1:00pm to 6:00pm (Los Angeles), 4:00pm to 9:00pm (Washington DC).

Friday 25th October: 7:30am to 12:30pm (Melbourne), 9:30am to 2:300pm (Auckland).

Session 3:

Friday 25th October: 1:00pm to 6:00pm (Vancouver), 1:00pm to 6:00pm (Los Angeles), 4:00pm to 9:00pm (Washington DC).

Saturday 26th October: 7:30am to 12:30pm (Melbourne), 9:30am to 2:300pm (Auckland).


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

  1. Understand the constructs upon which the HAI is based including psychometric evidence
  2. Produce reliable scores according to the criteria in the manual
  3. Demonstrate how to select appropriate toys for a HAI play session
  4. Demonstrate the set-up and video-recording of the session and how toys are used to provoke active hand use in infants
  5. Interpret and communicate outcomes from the testing procedures


Dr Sue Greaves (OT, Cerebral Palsy Group, Melbourne), Ashlee Cruz, OT


Training in English by English-speaking trainers.


Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists


Registration includes the HAI manual, course handout and access to electronic version of the score form.




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19th September 2024. We will strictly not be accepting registrations after this date.


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