The Individual Intensity Program is a 4-week, intensive occupational therapy program providing constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) and bimanual training for children with hemiplegia.
IIP can be beneficial for children exhibit areas for growth in the following:
- Fine and gross motor
- Balance and coordination
- Visual-perceptual skills
- Postural control/core strength
- Sensory processing
At Intensive Therapeutics, we value a collaborative approach. The assigned occupational therapist will collaborate with parents to create a personalized treatment plan for your child.
Parents are interviewed prior to the program to gather up-to-date information about your child’s goals. We use an assessment tool that helps establish and prioritize the child’s functional goals, and truly creates a system for the parents to be involved in the process. We welcome information from other therapists, schools, doctors, etc. in order to maximize the therapeutic experience.
Some examples of 2-handed / bimanual goals:
- Pulling up socks/pants
- Eating a sandwich
- Buckling a seat belt
- Carrying a lunch tray
- Catching a ball
Your child will wear a non-removable cast for the first 2 weeks (cast is changed after 1st week and replaced with a new one). Starting with the 3rd week of camp, we “wean” the cast off 1 hour more each day so by the 4th week we are working exclusively with 2 hands. By doing this, we can work on and practice 2-handed (bimanual) skills and the actual goals of each child. We also recommend continuation of therapeutic activities as much as possible throughout the program.
Where to Stay during IIP
The Helping Hands House is a home for families attending our Helping Hands programs or Individual Intensity Program.
Located next door to our therapy center, the Helping Hands House is available year-round. The front porch and back deck of the house allow easy access to our therapy center.
Dates and Times
Individual Intensity Program Session
*You can choose any 4-week period throughout the year from September through May
Sessions take place on weekdays, up to 6 hours per day (hours TBD per discussion with treating therapist)
Therapy Services and Fees
Cost of Therapy
1 child: 1 occupational therapist
Up to 6 hours per day
Please contact us for fees
A customized schedule is available based on your child’s age and ability to tolerate therapy. For example, if your child is under the age of 3, we can create a program specifically for you. The cost of the program will be prorated based on your predetermined, customized schedule.