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Both Hands Assessment (BoHA) Course

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This course is for clinicians working with children with bilateral cerebral palsy and who require upper limb assessment and intervention as part of their therapy and rehabilitation.

For Cerebral Palsy Alliance Employees

  • Attendance at this course is through an internal EOI process.  Please do not register online.  For more information please contact Consultant, Occupational Therapy.






About the course:

A new assessment of hand function has recently been developed for children with bilateral cerebral palsy. The Both Hands Assessment (BoHA) is a further development of the Assisting Hand Assessment and scoring is done by observation of bimanual play using toys and games from the AHA test kit.

The BoHA intends to measure the degree and quality of goal directed actions performed with each hand separately as well as with both hands together. The outcome of the test renders a separate score for each hand, illustrating possible asymmetric hand use as well a measure of general upper limb ability. The BoHA is scored on 16 items (11 unimanual and 5 bimanual) scored on a 4-point rating scale.

Internal scale validity was investigated by use of Rasch measurement model analysis and found to be satisfactory.

The course teaches the reliable use of the BoHA in two steps. The first step involves a two and a half day workshop where participants will learn about the constructs underlying the BoHA, test administration, and scoring of infants from video recordings. A BoHA manual with detailed scoring criteria and a computer based scoring form will be provided. Following the workshop, the participants will be required to achieve satisfactory scoring on a number of children, some of which are provided by videos, and two from self-produced BoHA play sessions.

Learning outcomes:

On completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the setup, conduct and video record a Both Hands Assessment session and produce reliable scores according to the criteria in the manual
  • Verbalize the concept and construct of the test and its psychometric properties
  • Interpret and communicate the outcome of the test.

Does the program have any prerequisites?

There is some pre-reading of journal articles that will be distributed to participants before the course.

What is the cost?

The cost of the course is $990 (including GST) which includes the course workshop and full accreditation following the course.

Includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

How long is the course?

Duration: 2 1/2 day face to face course


Monday 3rd September (9-5pm),

Tuesday 4th September (9-5pm),

Wednesday 5th September (9-1pm), 2018

Venue: Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Allambie Heights Campus

Presenter Information

Lena Krumlinde-Sundholm (Reg OT, PhD, and Associate Professor) is an Occupational Therapist and a senior researcher at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.  Melinda Lewis is a Senior Occupational Therapist at The Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane, Qld. 

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Course Dates

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Start DateLocationCost
Mon 03 Sep 2018 at 9:00AM 3 classes Allambie $990.00 Register