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Objective: Determine the role of manual activities in children presenting with spastic type of Cerebral Palsy. Methods: AQuasi experimental study was conducted in Children Hospital and Compass. A sample of 30 children with cerebral palsy aged between 6 to 12 years was studied and assessment was made before and after the implementation of treatment through ABILHAND kids Questionnaire. The duration of this study was 6 months from December 2014 to May 2015. The recruiting strategy used was convenience sampling. Intervention was given for a period of 90 hours for 9 weeks. Qualitative variables were expressed as proportions (percentages). Before and after comparisons were made using non.parametric Wilcoxon signed rank test since the data was obtained as scores. A p-value less than 0.05 were taken as significant. Results: Bimanual Therapy had significant effect on manual abilities of a child presenting with spastic type of cerebral palsy. The P value was calculated as 0.000 which was less than 0.05. Conclusion: HABIT appears to be effective in improving the manual ability of spastic cerebral palsy children.

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