Practical ways to increase practice

K. Schurr, K. Scrivener, C. English

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract


Synopsis: This symposium is intended for all clinicians who are interested
in seeking strategies to increase opportunities for stroke survivors
to practice. This practical-focused session will provide evidence, practical
examples and resources for you to use to increase patient practice
opportunities. It will cover: 1. Why is practice important, what is the
evidence regarding practice and skill acquisition, what strategies have
been shown to be effective to increase practice; 2. Circuit class therapy
(CCT) can be one way to increase practice time. Practical tips for setting
up circuit classes and enhancing their effectiveness will also be presented.
3. Supplementary exercise programs are completed in addition to
usual therapy, outside of the therapy environment. The PUSH and
GRASP programs are examples of upper limb supplementary exercise
programs. The rational for these programs and practical tips on how to
implement them in a busy rehab setting will be discussed; and 4. Therapists
are inaccurate when estimating the amount and type of practice
completed in therapy sessions. Recording practice dose in therapy sessions
after stroke can allow clinicians to accurately review the effectiveness
of their interventions, identify practice gaps and aim to change the
types and amounts of practice opportunities provided.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-27
Number of pages1
JournalInternational Journal of Stroke
Issue number2 supplement
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes

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