Category Archives: OT

‘I Spy’ Used to Show Spoken Language Helps Direct Children’s Eyes

[Source:  Science Daily] Children spot objects more quickly when prompted by words than if they are only prompted by images, cognitive scientists have demonstrated.  Spoken language taps into children’s cognitive system, enhancing their ability to learn and to navigate cluttered … Continue reading

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Modeling the Cellular Basis of Memory

[Source:  Psych Central] Researchers at the Salk Institute have created a new model of memory that explains the cellular mechanisms responsible for retaining select memories a few hours after an event. This new paradigm enables a more complete picture of … Continue reading

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Biomarkers Enable Screening for Autism at 9 Months

[Source:  Psych Central] New research suggests measurement of two biomarkers can help physicians and diagnosticians identify autism spectrum disorders (ASD) early in the developmental process. Detection of ASD is often a waiting game as a child is evaluated according to their accomplishments … Continue reading

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Teens More Likely to Attempt Suicide Following Concussion

[Source:  Medical News Today] New research from Canada finds that teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury, such as concussion, at some point in their lives are twice as likely to be victims of school bullying or cyberbullying. They … Continue reading

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Seasonal Activity of the Week: Easter Egg Hunt for Children with Autism

Thanks to the people at Therapics for reaching out to us to share this free activity!   It is great way to teach prepositions whilst helping a child with language challenges participate in the Easter fun.     It would make a … Continue reading

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