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Table 2 Qualitative Assessment of Functional Gains

From: Case study on the use of intensive pediatric neurorehabilitation in the treatment of kernicterus

Session 1Session 2
Gained ability to cross midline during play- Noted on week 1Improved targeted reaching Noted on week 4
Increased tolerance for and control in quadruped position – Noted on week 1Improved grasp – Noted on week 1
Improved targeted reaching- Noted on week 2Improved bimanual engagement- Noted on week 1 & 3
Improved grasp – Noted on week 2Gained in ability to engage in protective extensions- Noted on week 1
Gained ability to engage in bilateral hand play at midline- Noted on week 2Gained the ability to shift to a toy and come back to sitting- Noted week 3
Gained ability to inhibit unproductive movements- Noted on week 2Gained the ability to pivot to toys – Noted on weeks 3 &4
Gained ability to self-feed finger foods- Noted on week 2Gained the ability to operate a tricycle – Noted on week 4
Increased head control – Noted on week 2Gained the ability to drink with minimal assistance- Noted on week 3
Increased use of left hand for stabilization for sitting- Noted at 40–50% of the time on week 2