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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 […]

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Strength and Fitness in Homeschool Children

Strength and Fitness in Homeschool Children:  Pediatric Exercise Science published research on 75 homeschooled children ages 8-11 years old comparing them to public school children with regards to muscular strength and cardiorespiratory fitness.  Each participant completed the curl-up, 90° push-up, and Progressive Aerobic Capacity Endurance Run (PACER) portions of the FitnessGram® to assess abdominal and upper body […]

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Aerobic Fitness in Middle School and Changes in Academic Achievement

Aerobic Fitness in Middle School and Changes in Academic Achievement – Pediatric Exercise Science published research examining the changes in 52 adolescents (6th – 8th grade) in aerobic fitness and academic achievement in reading and mathematics during middle school.  Each student completed PACER tests measuring aerobic fitness and ISAT academic achievement tests in reading and mathematics. The […]