Tag Archives: 16 August 2013

OT Corner: Body and Head Positioning Play a Key Role in Learning

by Katherine Collmer, OTR/L Elementary school children spend 30-60% of their classroom time working at their desks on fine motor skills,  predominantly on tasks involving handwriting.   A visual sweep of the classroom scene will uncover as many seated body postures … Continue reading

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New Patterns Found in the Genetic Relationship of Five Major Psychiatric Disorders

[Source: Science Daily] An international consortium has shown for the first time evidence of substantial overlap of genetic risk factors shared between bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia and less overlap between those conditions and autism and attention deficit-hyperactivity … Continue reading

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I Love Ted Talks: Tom Thum – The Orchestra in My Mouth. SLPs Prepared to Be Awed.

Editor’s Note:  SLPs, you are gonna LOVE this!! Watch Tom Thum HERE!!          

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Brain Scans May Help Diagnose Dyslexia

[Source: Science Daily] About 10 percent of the U.S. population suffers from dyslexia, a condition that makes learning to read difficult. Dyslexia is usually diagnosed around second grade, but the results of a new study from MIT could help identify … Continue reading

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Product Review: Thera-Togs

by Stacy Menz, DPT, Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist In the pediatric therapy world there are a plethora of tools, equipment, gadgets and other devices designed to be therapeutic and helpful when working with kids.  One of these items that … Continue reading

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