UPCOMING COURSES

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) – Stockholm, Sweden (Swedish)

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.

Both Hands Assessment (BoHA) – Lyon, France (French and 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.

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

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.

mini-Assisting Hand Assessment – Online, Europe/UK

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.

Functional Hand Use Online – August 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 use 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 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.

Assisting Hand Assessment (18 to 18) – Hampshire, UK 2024

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.

Functional Hand Use in Hemiplegia – Sheffield, UK 2024

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The 2-day practical and interactive training course, designed specifically for clinicians, will focus 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, why and when to choose 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 therapy and goal-directed training. It will focus on practical considerations, such as the individual characteristics of the child (age, cognitive function, motivation) and the importance of environment and behaviour to ensure effective therapy outcomes. Participants will also learn how to objectively evaluate outcomes in their practice. Detailed course notes and reference material will be provided.

Advanced Bimanual Therapy Online – July 2024

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This comprehensive, practical and interactive online training course across 4 sessions focuses on the implementation of bimanual therapy for children with cerebral palsy (CP). Guided by theory and evidence, participants will gain insight into the mechanisms and essential ingredients for learning motor skills and how to drive neuroplasticity for long-term outcomes. A mix of formal presentations and small group work will provide participants with the confidence and practical skills to immediately apply evidence-based bimanual therapy in their clinical practice. Detailed course notes, resources, and reference material will be provided.