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Visual Treatments for Developmental Dyslexia

There is conflicting research on the benefits of visual treatments for developmental dyslexia.  Sensitive visual magnocellular function is essential for learning to read and that the benefits of visual treatments for developmental dyslexia can be seen in many written alphabets and languages.

Visual Treatments for Developmental Dyslexia There is conflicting research on the benefits of visual treatments for developmental dyslexia.  Recently, the article “What is Developmental Dyslexia?” written by John Stein discussed in detail the phonological theory of dyslexia and the pathophysiological visual and auditory mechanisms that can cause phonological problems.  The researcher reports on the importance of […]

Will my child with cerebral palsy run?

Many times as therapists, parents, and teachers may ask will my child with cerebral palsy run?  Of course, we first get the question will they learn to walk but soon after running is the new goal. Recent research highlighted key points to help predict the ability to run in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy. 

Will my child with cerebral palsy run? Many times as therapists, parents, and teachers may ask will my child with cerebral palsy run?  Of course, we first get the question will they learn to walk but soon after running is the new goal. Recent research highlighted key points to help predict the ability to run […]

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Visual motor skills, executive function and achievement in children

Research was published recently on the association of visual motor skills, executive function and achievement in children (for reading and math scores) for kindergarteners through second graders. 

Visual Motor Skills, Executive Function, and Achievement in Children Research was published recently on the association of visual motor skills, executive function and achievement in children (for reading and math scores) for kindergarteners through second graders. The participants included 259 students enrolled in elementary schools in low-income communities with many sociodemographic risk factors.  The research indicated […]

Can you catch the correct butterflies? Visual Motor Activity

Can you catch the correct butterflies?  Download this freebie from the Catching Butterflies complete packet.  Connect the dots to form the mystery letter.  Once you recognize the letter, catch (circle with your pencil) all of the matching butterfly letters.

Can you catch the correct butterflies? Can you catch the correct butterflies?  Download this freebie from the Catching Butterflies complete packet.  Connect the dots to form the mystery letter.  Once you recognize the letter, catch (circle with your pencil) all of the matching butterfly letters. This printable Catching Butterflies freebie encourages: visual motor skills visual […]

August 2018 Digital Magazine for Pediatric OTs and PTs

August 2018 Digital Magazine for Pediatric OTs and PTs

August 2018 Digital Magazine for Pediatric OTs and PTs Download your FREE copy of the August 2018 digital magazine for pediatric Occupational Therapists and pediatric Physical Therapists.  Read recent research, tips and activity ideas regarding pediatric therapy and special education. The August 2018 digital magazine for pediatric OTs and PTs includes the following articles: Your […]

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Feeding Problems in Children with Autism

Researchers have determined that there is a higher prevalence of feeding problems in children with autism over three years of age.  The research has consistently found that more than 50% of children with ASD exhibit limited food acceptance.  This can increase stress levels for families, in addition, to put children at risk for decreased intake of important minerals and vitamins.

Feeding Problems in Children with Autism Researchers have determined that there is a higher prevalence of feeding problems in children with autism over three years of age.  The research has consistently found that more than 50% of children with ASD exhibit limited food acceptance.  This can increase stress levels for families, in addition, to put children at […]

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8 Steps to Productivity

The real key to remember is that everyone has unique needs when it comes to maximizing efficiency for optimal productivity.  If your goal is to accomplish more in less time, then you need to complete the following eight steps to productivity.

8 Steps to Productivity We asked and you answered.  Many of you responded to the question regarding your biggest struggle when it comes to being productive.  The majority of you shared that staying on top of documentation, interruptions, and lack of computer access affects your time management and productivity. Productivity is defined as “the effectiveness of […]

How to Use Graphic Organizers to Help Students with Learning Disabilities

Students with learning disabilities are at risk for falling behind and may require explicit instruction to assist with comprehending text and producing written work.  Here is some information on how to use graphic organizers to help students with learning disabilities.

How to Use Graphic Organizers to Help Students with Learning Disabilities 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 falling behind and may require explicit instruction to […]