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Intensive Upper Extremity Summer Program


Blythedale is excited to introduce its 2014 Intensive Upper Extremity Summer Program for children who have weakness and limited use of one arm. This program is appropriate for children between the ages of five to
ten years old, with decreased use of one upper extremity due to hemiplegia or hemiparesis as a result of cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke or other diagnoses.
The concepts of constraint induced movement therapy and bimanual therapy will be applied in the activities used in the program. Constraint induced movement therapy focuses on limiting use of the stronger arm to encourage use of the weaker arm during play and self care activities.
The program will be directed and implemented by Blythedale’s occupational therapists and Day Hospital teams.
Individual and small group occupational therapy will be provided everyday. Physical therapy, speech therapy and nursing services are available as needed.
For more information about the program, please contact Director of Occupational Therapy Julie Knitter at (914) 831-2503 or email to
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