New York Neuropsychology Group

Annual Benton Lecture

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Registration opens at 6:30pm

Speaker: Edward Taub PhD

Co-sponsored by The New York Academy of Sciences Psychology Section,

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.

Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy: from Monkey Lab to Human Rehab


Location: Mount Sinai Downtown, 10 Union Square East

Cost: Free for NYNG and NYAS members; $20 for non-members

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