Child Referral Criteria
Constraint induced movement therapy is suitable for children with hemiplegia.
Our CIMT programmes are suitable for:
- Ages 18 months and up: Although some research has been carried out successfully on young ages, we find that the intensity of the programme would be too much for a child younger than 18 months and therefore have set this as our lowest limit.
- No upper age limit: There is no upper limit on the age of the child. Improvements can be made no matter how old the child is, or how long ago the neurological event occurred. There are pros and cons of undertaking a CIMT programme at each age group, depending on their developmental level and tolerance to therapy. The CIMT therapist will be able to provide you with advice as to when the best time may be for your patient.