Journal article

Bimanual behaviours in children aged 8-18 months: A literature review to select toys that elicit the use of two hands

Susan Greaves, Christine Imms, Lena Krumlinde-Sundholm, Karen Dodd, Ann-Christin Eliasson

RESEARCH IN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2012

Abstract

Toys that provoke the use of both hands are required to develop a test of bimanual performance in children 8-18 months with unilateral cerebral palsy (Mini-AHA). To choose the toys, a conceptual model based on perception-action theory and object use was used to guide a literature review. Evidence was sought for three critical relationships identified in the model which help determine bimanual performance: (1) the child-toy relationship, (2) the child-task relationship, and (3) the toy-task relationship. Evidence for both typically developing children and children with unilateral CP in this age range was sought. Thirty-five papers provided information about one or more of the relationships in..

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