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Auditory and Visual Attention in Children with ADHD

The Journal of Attention Disorders published research examining auditory and visual attention in 50 children (ages 6-12) with ADHD compared to 50 typically developing peers. There are many differences between processing auditory information versus visual information.  For example, information in the auditory channel is temporally sequenced and shorter when compared to visual information, which is richer in […]

Elastic Therapeutic Taping on Motor Function in Children

Elastic Therapeutic Taping on Motor Function in Children

Disability and Rehabilitation published a research review on the effects of elastic therapeutic taping on motor function in children.  Twelve clinical studies published in the last 10 years involving elastic therapeutic taping and children aged 0-12 years with motor impairments were included.  The motor impairments included  studies on cerebral palsy (7), congenital muscular torticollis (2) […]

Behaviors of Children on Playground Equipment

Behaviors of Children on Playground equipment

The behaviors of children on playground equipment was examined using 32 hours of videotape collected from 140 children who were typically developing and 41 children with a variety of developmental disabilities including autism, ADHD, sensory and regulatory disorders ages 3 to 15 years.  The research was published in a recent issue of  the Journal of […]

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Trunk Control Measurement Scale for Children

Trunk Control Measurement Scale for Children

The Trunk Control Measurement Scale is a clinical tool to measure trunk control in children with cerebral palsy.  Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology recently published research examining the reliability of the Trunk Control Measurement Scale (TCMS) with its subscores, in children with neuromotor disorders.  In addition, the discriminative validity of the TCMS was assessed by comparing […]

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Using Toys to Support Development in Infants and Toddlers

Using Toys to Support Development in Infants and Toddlers

Using Toys to Support Development in Infants and Toddlers: Children develop physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively through play.  And of course, children of all ages enjoy playing with toys. Providing the proper toy selection to support development in infants and toddlers can be a difficult and overwhelming task especially for new parents, therapists or teachers. […]

Fidget Spinner Yoga – FREE Printable

Fidget Spinner Yoga

The Fidget Spinner Workout has been a huge success with hundreds of people downloading it to get kids moving while using their fidget spinners.  I decided to create another printable to incorporate yoga poses into the fidget spinner workout.  You can download your FREE Fidget Spinner Yoga at the end of the post. After you […]

CIMT, Bimanual Therapy and OT Home Programs

CIMT Bimanual Therapy OT Home Programs

CIMT, Bimanual Therapy and OT Home Programs: The British Journal of Occupational Therapy published a research review to determine how bimanual therapy and modified constraint induced movement therapy or constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT) methods are used for occupational therapy home programs. A literature search was completed and 5 studies met the inclusion criteria.  The research […]

Color Cut Glue Scissor Summer Practice

Here is another fun freebie for summer time – Color, Cut, Glue Summer Scissor Practice.  Everyone loved the Spring time scissor activity so why not create a Summer time scissor activity.  You can download your FREE copy at the bottom of the blog post. All you have to do it print the three pages or […]