Teaching a New Motor Skill? Try Full Immersion

Teaching a New Motor Skill? Try Full Immersion

Teaching a New Motor Skill? Try Full Immersion Are you teaching a child a new motor skill?  Has a child been working on one goal for a long time but still having difficulty?  Try full immersion when children are learning new motor skills.  When we are teaching a child a new motor skill or perhaps working […]

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10 Tips to Help Children with Toileting

Help Children with Toileting

10 Tips to Help Children with Toileting Whether it be toilet training a young child or helping a school-aged child with a bathroom routine, there can be many obstacles to overcome to reach full independence in the bathroom.  There are many factors to toileting such as body functions, age, physical environment, motor skills, communication skills […]

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Research Review on CIMT and Bimanual Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy

CIMT and Bimanual Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Research Review on CIMT and Bimanual Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy Pediatric Physical Therapy published a systematic review comparing modified constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) and intensive bimanual therapy in upper limb function in children with unilateral cerebral palsy.  After searching 4 electronic databases from 2009-2015, eight articles met the inclusion criteria with a total of […]

Multisensory Active Learning – Letter A

Multisensory Active Learning – Letter A Are you familiar with the term “embodied cognition”?  Embodied cognition refers to the mind-body connection.  It is essentially the idea that children learn by interacting with their environment and through sensorimotor activities.  It is more of a specific term than “multi-sensory” approach to learning which is what we typically […]

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Executive Functions, Motor Abilities and Daily Functioning in Children

Executive Functions, Motor Abilities and Daily Functioning in Children

Executive Functions, Motor Abilities and Daily Functioning in Children The Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools and Early Intervention published research on the contribution of executive functions beyond motor ability to the participation in daily life activities of children. The participants included 22 children (5–6 years old) who received occupational therapy services and 22 typically developing peers […]