A goal-directed training program for children and teens with cerebral palsy and similar conditions

Dates and Locations

Allambie Heights centre
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09/07/2024 - 19/07/20249:00 am - 4:00 pm6-15 years
HABIT-ILE (Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Training Including Lower Extremity) is a two week goal directed training program designed specifically for children and teens with cerebral palsy and similar conditions. 

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The program focuses on skills that children and teens need for everyday function, including eating, dressing and moving, with particular emphasis on using two hands otherwise known as bimanual therapy. 

Developed in Belgium in 2011, HABIT-ILE leverages the latest science in neuroplasticity and is clinically proven to provide lasting and significant functional improvement.

HABIT-ILE provides 63 hours of one-on-one therapy in a fun group environment across 9 days (7 hours a day) plus up to 7 hours pre and post assessment. A total of 73 hours of individualised therapy.

HABIT-ILE uses a motor-learning-based approach to care, leisure and productivity goals through highly structured, daily, practice. During the intervention, activities and tasks are progressively graded toward more complex bimanual coordination for the arms and hands, and increasing demands of the legs and balance systems.

What does it involve?
  • Depending on the participants goals, activities can include:
    • Craft, sports, bike riding, yoga, cooking, technology
    • Everyday skill development (e.g buttoning a shirt, tying their shoelaces, using a knife and fork)
  • Snacks, all consumables used in goal practice such as cooking ingredients and a graduation ceremony held on day 9 for the whole family will also be included
What are the outcomes?
Who is the program for?
  • 6-15 years
  • Children with cerebral palsy or a similar condition (GMFCS I-IV)
  • Who can follow instructions and participate in a group environment
  • With a goal to strengthen, fine tune or learn new motor skills so they can play and participate more confidently in everyday activities. Goals can include riding a bike, catching a ball,  putting on shoes and ankle foot orthoses (AFOs), dressing more independently, walking up and down stairs, improved transfers, typing and writing with better speed and efficiency and more.
For more information, visit our Intensive Therapy Programs webpage.

Register your interest today!

Contact us directly or complete the form below to enquire.

This service is available at

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Allambie Heights centre

Allambie Heights centre

187 Allambie Rd, Allambie Heights NSW 2100
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This service can be funded by your NDIS package

  • Capacity Building - Improved Daily Living (Category 15)

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