The CIMT program consists of three weeks of intensive outpatient occupational therapy services - five days per week, three hours per day - at Gerard Butler Children Foundation.
The child's non-affected upper extremity is placed in a cast, and he or she is expected to perform all self-care tasks and fine-motor tasks using the affected upper extremity during the program. A consistent family member/caregiver is expected to attend the program with the child.
CIMT has four goals:
Three groups of pediatric patients may benefit from CIMT: