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OT Assistant

Splinting 114

Pediatric Splinting


  • Explain the impact of upper extremity splinting on the development of childhood occupations
  • Describe the major features and purposes of a resting hand, wrist, thumb, serpentine and weight-bearing splints
  • Describe the process of fabricating each of these splints, as well as individual variations
  • Explain precautions for these splints and their variations
  • Explain how to provide instructions to care providers to maximize correct application and usage of splints
  • Judge when a splint is fitting properly and identify and correct errors in the fit of a splint
  • Examine evidence for splinting children and recommended future areas needed research

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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