Category Archives: OT

Research Explains Sensory Integration Difficulties in Autism

[Source:  Psych Central] New research confirms that individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have significant sensory deficits that influence social interactions. Investigators determined the brains of individuals with ASD appear to lack feedback loops that help to process … Continue reading

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Meet AISOY1 the Robot, Autism Therapy Assistant

[Source: Science Daily] Researchers at the Universidad Miguel Hernández (UMH) and AISOY Robotics are collaborating to expand the potential of their robot assistant for the treatment of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Specifically, the goal is to explore … Continue reading

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Math Difficulties May Reflect Problems in a Crucial Learning System in the Brain

[Source:  Science Daily] Children differ substantially in their mathematical abilities. In fact, some children cannot routinely add or subtract, even after extensive schooling. Yet the causes of these problems are not fully understood. Now, two researchers, at Georgetown University Medical … Continue reading

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OT Corner: How to Use a Timer to Help with Letter Formation

[Source:  Sugar Aunts] This super easy handwriting trick is one that can be done right now.  Pick up your phone, turn on the timer app and start practicing handwriting.  Using a timer to help with letter formation is one way … Continue reading

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Fine Motor Activity of the Week: 5 Ways to Make a Collage

[Source: Brick by Brick] Making a collage is simply gluing a variety of materials together to create something. Here are 5 different ways to create collages in a preschool or kindergarten classroom. 1. Use stickers. Provide a variety of stickers … Continue reading

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