UPCOMING COURSES

Hand Assessment for Infants (HAI) – Online 2025, Europe/UK/Australia

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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.

mini-Assisting Hand Assessment – Online, Australia/NZ/Nth America

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Mini-Assisting Hand Assessment (MiniAHA) was developed to evaluate the affected upper limb of young children with unilateral cerebral palsy (CP) aged 8-18 months. Like the Assisting Hand Assessment (AHA), the Mini-AHA involves a video-recorded play session using carefully selected toys that provoke bimanual hand use. Twenty object related actions of the affected hand are later scored on a 4-point rating scale.

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

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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.

Both Hands Assessment (BoHA) – Online 2025, English

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Both Hands Assessment (BoHA) provides a new perspective on evaluating hand function in children with bilateral cerebral palsy (CP) between the ages of 18 months and 12 years. It is a further development of the Assisting Hand Assessment (AHA), which has been successfully used in children with unilateral cerebral palsy for nearly 20 years. The BoHA is a standardized criterion-referenced test intended for children with bilateral CP of spastic, dyskinetic or ataxic type with hand function corresponding to MACS levels I-III. The BoHA measures and describes how effectively children with bilateral CP use both hands together in bimanual activity performance, as well as quantifies a possible asymmetry between hands.

Both Hands Assessment (BoHA) – Online 2024, English

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Both Hands Assessment (BoHA) provides a new perspective on evaluating hand function in children with bilateral cerebral palsy (CP) between the ages of 18 months and 12 years. It is a further development of the Assisting Hand Assessment (AHA), which has been successfully used in children with unilateral cerebral palsy for nearly 20 years. The BoHA is a standardized criterion-referenced test intended for children with bilateral CP of spastic, dyskinetic or ataxic type with hand function corresponding to MACS levels I-III. The BoHA measures and describes how effectively children with bilateral CP use both hands together in bimanual activity performance, as well as quantifies a possible asymmetry between hands.

Both Hands Assessment (BoHA) – Online 2024, Spanish

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Both Hands Assessment (BoHA) provides a new perspective on evaluating hand function in children with bilateral cerebral palsy (CP) between the ages of 18 months and 12 years. It is a further development of the Assisting Hand Assessment (AHA), which has been successfully used in children with unilateral cerebral palsy for nearly 20 years. The BoHA is a standardized criterion-referenced test intended for children with bilateral CP of spastic, dyskinetic or ataxic type with hand function corresponding to MACS levels I-III. The BoHA measures and describes how effectively children with bilateral CP use both hands together in bimanual activity performance, as well as quantifies a possible asymmetry between hands.

Functional Hand Use Online – USA/Canada November 2024

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This comprehensive, practical and interactive online training course across 4 sessions focuses on the implementation of evidence-based interventions for children with unilateral cerebral palsy (CP). Using the latest evidence and knowledge from scientific literature, the course will assist clinicians in making sense of who, how, why and when to chose a particular upper limb intervention. The course will provide clinicians with the confidence and practical skills to implement interventions such as modified constraint-induced movement therapy, bimanual occupational therapy and goal-directed training. It will focus on practical considerations, such as the individual characteristics of the child (age, cognition, motivation) and the importance of environment and behaviour management to ensure the most effective outcomes. Participants will also learn how to objectively evaluate treatment outcomes. Detailed course notes and reference material will be provided.

Hand Assessment for Infants (HAI) – Lyon, France (French)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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.

Assisting Hand Assessment (18 to 18) – Lyon, France (French)

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 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.

Assisting Hand Assessment (18 to 18) – Online, Germany (German)

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 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.