This study examines longitudinal data of subjects initially examined in the early subacute period of recovery following a stroke with a test of reach to grasp (RTG) kinematics in an attempt to identify changes in movement patterns during the period of heightened neural recovery following a stroke. Subjects (n=8) were a convenience sample of persons with stroke that participated in an intervention trial. Baseline Upper Extremity Fugl Meyer Assessment (UEFMA) scores ranged between 31 and 52 and ages were between 49 and 83. The UEFMA and RTG test were collected prior to intervention, immediately after the intervention (approximately 18 days later post baseline) and one month after the intervention. RTG data for the uninvolved UE was collected at the one-month session. Subjects reached for objects placed on a table 10 cm from their sternums, picking them up and placing them on a target 30 cm from their acromioclavicular joints. Data was collected using an optical motion capture system. Active makers were placed on each fingertip, metacarpophalangeal, and proximal interphalangeal joint. Four additional passive markers were placed on the dorsum of the hand, the elbow, the shoulder, and the sternum. Subjects demonstrated statistically significant improvements in reaching duration, reaching trajectory smoothness, time after peak velocity and peak grip aperture. All of these measures correlated significantly with improvements in UEFMA.