Hand and arm intensive therapy is important for improving lifelong outcomes for infants and toddlers with cerebral palsy (CP). This play-based therapy is delivered by caregivers who are coached by therapists. However, access to this therapy is very limited for Canadian children with CP younger than two years old. This project aims to first identify reasons that support or stop the delivery of intensive therapy from the viewpoints of caregivers, therapists, and healthcare administrators. Findings will inform the design of implementation strategies, with the goal of increasing intensive therapy delivered to infants and toddlers across Canada.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 18 to 80

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

1) Parents or Caregivers of a child with Cerebral Palsy with a stronger/preferred hand.
2) Occupational Therapists who provide interventions to children with Cerebral Palsy.
3) Healthcare administrators, Clinical Practice Leads, Team Leads, or people responsible for managing pediatric occupational therapy programs.


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Principal investigator:

C. Adam Kirton

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