Category Archives: OT

Insights into Changes to Developing Brain Caused by Gene Associated with Autism

[Source:  Science Daily] A study led by the University of Utah School of Medicine provides new insights into how the subtle changes within cells, caused by disruptions in a gene called Kirrel3, could underlie some types of intellectual disability and … Continue reading

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OT Corner: OT and Public Health – Collaboration for Improved Health

[Source:  OT Potential] Amanda Scates-Preisinger, MPH- Guest Writer Occupational therapists strive to see their clients through a holistic lens, looking at how personal factors interplay with the disease process. However, taking a holistic view also means taking an even wider … Continue reading

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Sensory Corner: The Low Arousal Sensory System

[Source:] Thomas was five years old when he first came to occupational therapy. His parents described him as being a ‘good child’. He had never gotten into any trouble. Thomas had never gotten out of his bed by himself. … Continue reading

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New TV Series Features Young Adults With Down Syndrome

[Source:  Disability Scoop] The production company behind “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and other reality television staples will debut a new documentary series following young adults with Down syndrome. The six-episode series “Born This Way” will air on A&E Network … Continue reading

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Study: Rare Facial Paralysis Gives New Insights into Social Interaction

[Source: Medical News Today] Möbius is an extremely rare congenital facial paralysis that is usually bilateral and complete. The paralysis leaves the face expressionless, which makes it difficult for persons with Möbius to express emotions or indicate that they understand … Continue reading

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