Tag Archives: Motor Skills

Plasticizers May Contribute to Motor Control Problems in Girls

[Source:  Science Daily] Scientists have uncovered a link between prenatal exposure to phthalates — a ubiquitous group of plasticizers and odor-enhancing chemicals — and deficits in motor function in girls. Phthalates are widely used in consumer products from plastic toys … Continue reading

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OT Corner: 4 Fun Summer Themes That Encourage Movement

[Source:  Pink Oatmeal] Summer is almost upon us!  It’s my favorite season.  I live in Minnesota, so you can’t really blame me.  I love being able to get outside almost every day!  I love to get up north, enjoy the … Continue reading

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Motor Planning, Autism and Catching Skills

[Source:  Your Therapy Source] Methodology of the Study on Motor Planning and Autism The researchers compared 15 children with ASD and 15 age- and gender-matched typically developing children to determine the sensorimotor control of arm movements and postural adjustments during … Continue reading

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Hand Motor Function in Unilateral CP – Benefits of Peer Interaction

[Source: Your Therapy Source] Therapeutic activities for children with unilateral cerebral palsy are often suggested to help improve hand motor function in children with unilateral cerebral palsy. A recent study indicated that there are benefits to child-to-child interaction when it … Continue reading

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Wearable Motion Detectors Identify Subtle Motor Deficits in Children

[Source: Medical X-Press] A wristwatch-like motion-tracking device can detect movement problems in children whose impairments may be overlooked by doctors and parents, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings, published April … Continue reading

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