Treasure Island CIMT

Dates and Locations

Prairiewood Marconi centre
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25/09/2023 - 06/10/20239:30 am - 2:30 pmAges 4-9

Treasure Island CIMT (Constraint Induced Movement Therapy) is an intensive 9-day program for children aged 4-9 years with hemiplegia (or monoplegia), that involves the rehabilitation of the weaker arm while restricting the stronger arm in a hand mitt or arm sling.

CIMT leverages the latest research around neuroplasticity of the brain, which has shown that improvements are lasting, with follow-up studies being done 6 months to 2 years after a program has completed.

The program is delivered in fun, play-based, pirate-themed activities and games that are designed to engage and strengthen your child’s affected arm, and is run by experienced occupational therapists who provide quality therapy techniques in a fun environment that will also help your child build self-esteem, self-confidence and develop friendship

How can the program help participants?

The benefits of CIMT Treasure Island include:

  • Improved range of movement
  • Improved muscle strength
  • Improved quality of movement
  • Increased amount of use of weaker arm
  • Increased motivation to use the weaker arm in function
  • Improved independence in everyday tasks
  • Improvements that can be achieved will highly depends on the amount of movement initially available and the child’s engagement during and outside the sessions.
What’ included in the program?

CIMT includes a total of 56 hours of service:

  • 45 hours of one-on-one* therapy in a group setting runs over a nine-day period
  • 11 hours of one-on-one pre-assessment, goal setting and post-assessment meetings, parent coaching and an NDIS service summary report for your NDIS planning meeting.

*Group ratio is two children to one therapist however, each child will be supported one-to one-throughout the entire program alternating between an occupational therapist, allied health assistant and a 3rd or 4th year allied health student.

After individual assessment, the program covers:
  • The use of a hand mitt or arm sling to constrain the non-affected arm while engaging your child with fun activities to motivate them to use their affected arm
  • A custom-designed home program to further develop their skills at home
  • Coaching for you to maximise the benefits of the home program
  • Reassessment at the end to see how much your child has progressed.
Note: This program runs between Monday-Friday, excluding Public Holidays (Monday 2 October 2023)

Register your interest today!

Contact us directly or complete the form at the bottom of the page to enquire.

This service can be funded by your NDIS package

  • Capacity Building - Improved Daily Living - (Category 15)

This service is available at

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Marconi centre

Prairiewood Marconi centre

224-244 Restwell Rd, Prairiewood NSW 2176
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Frequently asked questions

Infants 12 months or younger are eligible if they have the following:

  • Clinical history indicating risk for cerebral palsy

Risk factors include (but not limited to) prematurity, birth defects, genetic conditions, intrauterine growth restriction, hypoxia-ischaemia, seizures, neonatal stroke, infection

  • Abnormal neuroimaging-MRI or Cranial Ultrasound (CUS) indicative of possible motor impairment
  • Motor dysfunction


This might include abnormal General Movements, very low scores on standardised assessment (e.g. below 10th percentile on AIMS), poor head control after 3 months, hand asymmetry after 4 months, not able to take weight through feet after 5 months, not sitting at 9 months.

Priority will be given to infants who have not previously seen a neurologist.