Category Archives: OT

Infants are More Likely to Learn When With a Peer

[Source: Science Daily] Infants are more likely to learn from on-screen instruction when paired with another infant as opposed to viewing the lesson alone, according to a new study. You read that correctly: Infants. Researchers at the University of Connecticut … Continue reading

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OT Corner: How to Help Children with Low Muscle Tone

[Source:  Your Therapy Source] If you are a parent or teacher, you might wonder how to help children with low muscle tone.  As pediatric therapists, we often work with children who have hypotonia or low muscle tone.  Children who have … Continue reading

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Mom’s Early Pregnancy Weight May Affect Baby’s Self-Regulation

[Source: Psych Central] A woman’s weight in early pregnancy may influence how well her baby is able to self-regulate during the first months and years of life, according to a new Finnish study published in the journal Pediatric Research. Earlier research … Continue reading

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Free Printable Social Stories About Getting a Haircut

[Source:  And Next Comes L] Getting a hair cut is a big deal to kids with autism or sensory issues. Many families struggle to find a hair stylist who is understanding and patient. One who can understand the sensory sensitivities … Continue reading

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Abnormal Vision in Childhood Can Affect Brain Functions

[Source:  Science Daily] A research team has discovered that abnormal vision in childhood can affect the development of higher-level brain areas responsible for things such as attention. The researchers from the University of Waterloo, University of British Columbia, and the University … Continue reading

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