Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

Infants who sustain brachial plexus injury are at risk for neuromuscular and sensibility deficits contributing to prehensile dysfunction. OTs practicing in early intervention often have limited resources available to improve muscle activation. Yet our experimental program offers a solution, since infant-initiated muscle activation or arm movement will trigger a toy to move, reinforcing them to move again. If done repeatedly, this program could contribute to their recovery.

Primary Author and Speaker: Susan Duff

Contributing Authors: Milan Stevanovic, Jamie Berggren, Barbara Sargent, Andrew Kimbel, Cyril Rakovski, Ehsan Yaghmaei, Peter Pidcoe, Benjamin Leiby, Mitchel Seruya, Eric Wade

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