Treasure Island CIMT (October session SOLD OUT)

Treasure Island CIMT (October session SOLD OUT)

Mon 28 Sep 2020

Prairiewood Marconi Centre
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28/9/20 to 09/10/209.30am - 2.30pmWeekdays
Ryde Centre
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12/1/21 to 22/1/219.30am - 2.30pmWeekdays

Using play to retrain the brain

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 friendships.

 

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's 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.

 

Register your place today

Limited spaces available! Register now to secure your spot on the next session.

Call 1300 888 378, email ask@cerebralpalsy.org.au or complete the registration form at the top of this page.

This program can be funded by your NDIS package, under the following categories:

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Address

224-244 Restwell Road
Prairiewood New South Wales 2176
3A Smalls Road
Ryde New South Wales 2112