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Table 1 Summary of intervention content

From: INCITE: A randomised trial comparing constraint induced movement therapy and bimanual training in children with congenital hemiplegia

Session (and Activities) Allocated Time CIMT: Type of involved hand use BIM training: Type of involved hand use
Fine motor activity stations    
   a) Games 1 hour Reach, precision grasp, power grasp, tool use, controlled placement and release, finger isolation, in-hand manipulation, wrist extension, supination Stabilisation, symmetric and asymmetric bilateral movements, precision grasp, controlled placement and release, finger isolation, in-hand manipulation, wrist extension, supination
   b) Functional tasks    
   c) Cooking    
   d) Art and crafts    
Circus Workshop    
   a) Warm up and stretch 2 hours Active stretching whole body Active stretching whole body
   b) Ribbons   Grasp, shoulder external and internal rotation, adduction, horizontal abduction, flexion, elbow and wrist extension, supination Grasp, shoulder external rotation, adduction, horizontal abduction, elbow and wrist extension. Symmetric movements.
   c) Devil Sticks   Grasp, shoulder adduction and flexion, elbow and wrist extension Grasp, symmetric shoulder flexion, elbow extension, wrist extension. Asymmetric shoulder adduction.
   d) Hoops   Grasp, shoulder adduction and flexion, elbow extension, supination and wrist extension. Grasp, shoulder adduction and flexion, elbow and wrist extension. Asymmetric movements
   e) Spinning plates    Grasp, shoulder adduction and flexion, elbow extension, supination and wrist extension, finger isolation, asymmetric bilateral movement
   f) Acrobalance   Strength, dynamic and static balance Strength, dynamic and static balance
   g) Aerials   Power grasp, upper body strength. Power grasp, upper body strength & symmetry.
Mealtimes    
   a) Preparation 1.5 hours Grasp and transportation, precision grasp, tool use, elbow flexion, extension, supination, wrist extension, radial deviation Stabilisation, grasp, tool use (knife and fork), asymmetric bilateral movements
   b) Eating    
   c) Cleanup    
Games    
   a) Parachute   Grasp, shoulder flexion, extension, adduction, elbow and wrist extension, supination, throw and catch Symmetric and asymmetric movements, stabilisation, grasp, shoulder flexion, extension, adduction, elbow and wrist extension, supination
   b) Sports    
Debriefing 0.5 hour Group discussion about day Group discussion about day