Study participants will attend three research assessments at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital at the beginning of the study, at the end of the study (12 weeks) and at follow up (16 weeks). These assessments will measure different arm movements and arm/hand function, will be conducted by a research occupational therapist and will last between 1.5 to 2 hours. After the first clinical assessment, the child and the family will be provided with the Botley’s Bootle Blast video game to play at home for 12 weeks. Working together, we will establish the child’s therapy goals and how often to play the game each week. A researcher will do a short 20 min visit at the child’s home to check in and ask questions about the use of the video game during the first, 6th and 12th week of the intervention. Occasional check up phone calls will be done by the researcher during the remaining weeks. Participants will receive a small token of appreciation ($50 gift card) to thank them for their time.
$50 gift card
Ontario Brain Institute, CIHR, NSERC.