Non-Dominant Hand Training
A non-dominant hand training program (NDHT) typically
begins with an initial assessment to determine appropriate
goals for the client.
Appropriate goals for the non-dominant hand may include:
- Improving range of motion and strength
- Improving grip or pinch strength
- Improving gross and or fine motor coordination
- Developing writing ability
- Learning one handed typing technique
The therapist will structure a program to address the
participantís goals. Session time is intended for training
and monitoring the progress of the participant. It is
the participantís responsibility to practice the lessons
received and to complete required homework assignments.
Frequently asked questions about Non-Dominant
How long does a NDHT last?
A NDHT program typically entails two, two-hour sessions,
each week for 10 to 12 weeks. This may vary depending
on the individual participantís needs, and compliance
with completing required homework.
Will I receive a report about the participantís
A report is completed after the initial assessment outlining
finding of the evaluation and goals of the program.
Bi-monthly progress report will be furnished.
Who supervises the NDHT?
A registered occupational therapist will supervise the
Where does TSR Clinics offer NDHT?
WHP services are offered at the following TSR Clinic
locations: Waterloo, Mississauga, Toronto, North York,
Markham, Oshawa and Peterborough.