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  • Constraint Therapy

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    Phone: 401-432-6800

    To refer a child to one of our services, a referral from a
    physician or nurse practitioner may be faxed to us at 401-432-6832.

    Locations

    Children's Rehabilitation Center
    765 Allens Avenue, Suite 200
    Providence, RI
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    East Greenwich
    Specialty Clinic

    1454 South County Trail
    East Greenwich, RI
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    hch-servi-rehab-const-image-55733-howdoesitwork2The constraint therapy program is an intense therapy model for children who have difficulty using one arm. The program is designed using the evidence-based theory that a child's developing brain has the ability to create additional pathways that enable the child to develop new skills.

    The program is four weeks long and consists of 21 days of 6-hour therapy sessions. Therapists provide treatment in the child's natural environment: the home, community or temporary home. The stronger limb is restricted in a cast that is worn 24 hours per day.

    The child's family is encouraged to participate during the therapy sessions and is educated on ways to continue to facilitate use of the weaker arm outside the therapy sessions.

    More about the constraint therapy program