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Constraint Induced Movement Therapy for Preschool Children – November 2024

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy for Preschool Children

Start date: Monday 25th November 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

£995.00 Places remaining: 12
OTI Programme

This unique course introduces therapists to the One-Handed Therapy Intervention (OTI) Programme

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) is a highly evidence based complex intervention to improve hand function of children with hemiplegia.

The OTI Programme is a tool kit developed by therapists for therapists to use with families who have a child aged 2 – 4 years with hemiplegia. Currently there is no comprehensive resource that gives parents/carers step-by-step instructions on how to use activities to target their child’s goals.

The OTI toolkit addresses this by providing therapists with a library of graded, play-based activity cards, user manuals, therapy diary, attractive restraint, motivational resources, a follow-up bimanual programme and a digital record keeping tool.

OTI toolkit

This ensures that therapists have all the components needed to quickly and easily compile an effective evidence based CIMT programme that can then be delivered by families and staff in early years settings.

The course provides thorough training and support in how to use the OTI tool kit.

Following the course therapists will be required to complete a certification process using the kit (provided during the course) with one child.

Upon successful completion of this certification, you will be provided with additional kit components to enable you to deliver the programme to a further four children. Extra materials can be ordered as required.

This programme uses a range of carefully selected toys which are loaned to families. These toys are not provided and therefore you are required to obtain these in order to deliver the programme.

You will be supplied with information of what toys are needed and suggestions of where in the UK you may purchase them. Every effort has been made to ensure these costs are reasonable and that the majority of the toys are reusable.


The course is provided across two days – followed by a subsequent virtual 1:1 certification session approximately 3 – 4 months afterwards.

Key outcomes by the end of this course include the ability to:

  • Understand the purpose and utility of all the resources in the tool kit
  • Identify children who may benefit from CIMT following assessment
  • Create a bespoke CIMT programme using the OTI toolkit which delivers the key therapy ingredients, and similarly create a follow up bimanual programme
  • Support families and staff in early years settings to deliver the programmes
  • Evaluate progress and plan next steps.


The course is delivered by Janice Pearse and Vicki Wisher, Advanced Paediatric Occupational Therapists, both of whom have extensive experience working with children with hemiplegia.

The course is open to qualified paediatric Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists. Prior experience of working with children with hemiplegia is recommended to aid understanding of how to use the programme.


The course is delivered over two days:

Day 1: Monday 25 November

Day 2: Tuesday 26 November


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Monday 25th November
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Eldon Court (ED) – Newcastle upon Tyne
Eldon Court, 2 Percy Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 7YE United Kingdom
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Constraint Induced Movement Therapy for Preschool Children - November 2024
Attendance is required on 25 - 26 November 2024.
£ 995.00
12 available