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34th Annual Arthur Benton Lecture / "Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy: From Monkey Lab To Human Rehabilitation" / Edward Taub, PhD

  • 23 Jan 2019
  • (MST)

New York Neuropsychology Group Annual Benton Lecture

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7:00pm-8:00pm (Registration opens 6:30pm)

Speaker: Edward Taub PhD Dr. Taub is a University Professor and Director of CI Therapy Research Group at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

“Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy: from monkey lab to human rehab”

CI Therapy is a family of rehabilitation techniques developed to improve function after different types of damage to the central nervous system such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy. It is founded on basic research with monkeys given somatosensory deafferentation of the limbs. It is essentially a behavioral intervention. Different variants of the technique are used for the rehabilitation of the upper extremities and the lower extremities in adults and young children, speech and the upper extremity of high tetraplegic patients. Upper extremity CIMT has been extensively studied and is recognized in the literature as one of the most effective interventions to improve the paretic upper limb after stroke. The basic protocol common to all variants of the technique has four basic components: 1) intensive training, 2) training by the behavioral method of shaping, 3) administration of a set of behavioral techniques to facilitate transfer of gains in the treatment setting into everyday situations in the real world (the Transfer Package), and 4) strong discouragement of compensatory forms of behavior. Of these, the most important is the Transfer Package, which differentiates it from other forms of rehabilitation.

Learning Objectives 1. Discuss the process by which CI Therapy was derived from basic research with monkeys. 2. Describe the theoretical basis of CI therapy. 3. Describe the signature elements of the basic CI Therapy protocol. 4. Describe some of the variants of CI Therapy including: 1. CI Therapy for the upper extremity after chronic stroke, TBI, MS and CP, 2. CI Aphasia Therapy

Location: Mount Sinai Downtown, 10 Union Square East, 2nd floor auditorium, 10003 Cost: Free for members; $20 for non-members Advance registration recommended

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