Specialized Summer Programming

With more than 10 years of experience using constraint and bimanual training interventions, Ability KC’s experts have designed unique summer programming for constraint and bimanual training. Using constraint and bimanual training interventions, children with hemiparesis are encouraged to use their affected arm that has been impacted by a neurological event such as a stroke or brain injury. By placing a removeable cast on the non-affected upper extremity while using the affected limb to complete repetitive, goal-oriented activities children are able to achieve greater long term use of both hands and arms.

In age groups of 2-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-13, children will participate in group activities customized to be fun and motivating in our Intensive Constraint & Bimanual Therapy Program. Children will wear their constraint for 22 hours per day for 2-3 weeks while participating in group activities as well as daily activities. Once the constraint is removed, groups will practice bimanual skills for an additional 1-2 weeks. Together, these evidence-based practices will help improve the function of both upper extremities when working together.

To meet the needs of children as they age and become more active in hobbies, sports and their community, Ability KC has introduced Interest Based Constraint Group Therapies for adolescents ages 14-18. Building on their current skills, adolescents will work to improve their strength, endurance, coordination and fine motor skills over two weeks while wearing a constraint. These skills will help each participant build basic functional achievements that will support them when participating in complex daily skills and maximize the use of their affected limb. In collaboration with community experts in each field of interest Ability KC helps adolescents confidently engage in new activities that promote independence, health, creativity and connectedness.

Specialized Summer Constraint Programming Designed by Ability KC’s Leading Experts For Children and Adolescents.

Intensive Constraint & Bimanual Therapy Program

  • Focus on hand mobility, self care and social skills.
  • Multidisciplinary therapy groups.
  • Themed activities to motivate and encourage.
  • Children are grouped with their peers according to their age: 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-13 years old.

UPCOMING DATES

June 14 -July 9, 2021
Ages 2-3 & 4-6
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

July 12- August 6, 2021
Ages 7-9
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages 10-13
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Adolescent Interest Based Constraint Group Therapies

  • Introduction to Baking
    New recipes
    Proper measuring, mixing and kneading techniques
    Strategies for independence in the kitchen
    Foundational arm skills
  • Adaptive Sports
    Engage in a range of sports recreation and modified games
    Focus on foundational skills for ball handling, throwing and hand-eye coordination
    Develop confidence to participate in recreational activities
  • Introduction to Art
    Experience a variety of artistic mediums
    Develop fine and gross motor skills while building hand strength
    Participate in two handed artistic activities
  • Adaptive Gaming
    Enhance speed and dexterity for gaming at home and with peers
    Use assistive technology for adaptive strategies for gaming with both non-affected and affected limbs
    Introduce beginning skills related to programming and working as a team
  • Ages 14-18 years old

UPCOMING DATES

Session 1: June 14 – June 25, 2021
Ages 14-18
– Introduction to Baking
– Adaptive Sports
1:00 PM  – 4:00 PM

Session 2: June 28 – July 9, 2021
Ages 14-18
– Introduction to Art
– Adaptive Gaming
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

ENROLLMENT

To enroll your child in one of our specialized summer constraint programs just click the button below to contact our admissions team to get started! Adolescents participating in our Interest Based Constraint Group Therapies will be limited to one program per session but can participate in both Session 1 and Session 2. Due to limited space, participants are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a $60 program fee due at the time of enrollment. Refunds will be available for cancellations related to COVID-19.

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