Category Archives: OT

Grip Strength of Children Gives Clues About Their Future Health

[Source: Medical X-Press] While other studies have shown that muscle weakness as measured by grip strength is a predictor of unhealthy outcomes—including cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, disability and even early mortality—this is the first to do so for adolescent health … Continue reading

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Pediatric Therapy Corner: Using Graphic Organizers for Students with Learning Disabilities

[Source: Your Therapy Source] Are you familiar with the use of graphic organizers?  As students progress through the educational system, academic demands begin to increase with higher order skills and advanced concepts.  Students with learning disabilities are at risk for … Continue reading

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Study Identifies Distinct Origin of ADHD in Children with History of Brain Injury

[Source: Science Daily] According to a study in Biological Psychiatry, physical brain injury in children contributes to the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), distinct from genetic risk for the disorder. In the study, youth who reported ADHD symptoms and had a … Continue reading

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Dyed Chick Peas Sensory Play

[Source: The Imagination Tree] I love sensory play and especially enjoy the satisfaction of making sensory bin fillers which can be stored and re-used for months and years to come! Making some dyed chick peas for sensory play has been … Continue reading

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Potential Biomarker for Autism in Infancy

[Source: Science Daily] People with autism show reduced inhibitory neural activity, reflected in gamma brain waves, and movement abnormalities. Mitsuru Kikuchi and colleagues investigated these two aspects of the disorder by recording the brain activity of five- to seven-year-old children … Continue reading

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