UAB Intensive Occupational Therapy/Pediatric Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy
Intensive Occupational Therapy
Pediatric Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy
at the Pediatric Neuromotor Clinic
Welcome to the Intensive Occupational Therapy at the UAB Pediatric Neuromotor Clinic! We are pleased to offer Pediatric Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) to assist children with neuromotor disorders. This treatment is based upon fifteen years of research and clinical application using the ACQUIREc form of pediatric constraint-induced movement therapy. ACQUIREc was developed by Dr. Stephanie DeLuca and Dr. Karen Echols who are both former researchers at the UAB Civitan International Resesarch Center and Sparks Clinics. The word "acquire" exemplifies the overall goal of this intensive occupational therapy treatment, to acquire new skills and function for children participating in this therapy while the subscript "c" indicates the important component of casting. We are excited to continue offering pediatric constraint-induced movement therapy based upon the research and clinical findings of the ACQUIREc Therapy Model. Our program consists of occupational therapists that have undergone extensive training in the ACQUIREc protocol and process.
To construct and administer feasible, effective and evidenced-based occupational therapy services, both locally and globally, for children with hemiplegia/hemiparesis to increase their independence in every area of life.
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