Low Competency in Fundamental Movement Skills

Pediatrics will be publishing research on almost 7000 elementary and high school students in Australia to explore the demographic and health-related characteristics of school-aged children with low competency in fundamental movement skills (FMS). Staff examined each student’s height, weight, and assessed FMS and cardiorespiratory endurance. Demographic and physical activity was measured with a questionnaire. The […]

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Dental Visits and Autism

Here is a wonderful, FREE, booklet that you can download for children with autism who will be visiting the dentist.  It offers many sensory tips so it is also beneficial for children with sensory processing disorder.  It includes tips for oral hygiene, sensory modifications, behavior modifications, sequence picture cards and social stories.  You can find […]

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Long Term Functional Outcomes After SDR

Long term follow up data was analyzed pre-operatively, 1 year, 5 years, 10 years and 15 years from 102 patients with spastic cerebral palsy who had a selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR).  The results indicated the following: statistically significant improvements seen in spasticity, Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM), activities of daily living up to 10 and […]

Playground Grants

Does your school need a new playground or updates to their current playground?  KaBOOM has partnered with Dr. Pepper, Snapple, Disney and others to offer several different grant opportunities.  You can apply for a brand new playground, maintain a current playground, complete a playground and more depending upon what state you live in.  You can […]


Bladder Function and Cerebral Palsy

A retrospective study of 214 individuals (96 females and 118 males, ranging in age from 5-66 years old with a median age 9 years 7 months) with cerebral palsy was completed to determine the prevalence of symptomatic neurogenic bladder. The participants had hemiplegia, diplegia, quadriplegia and dyskinesia. Educational levels ranged from full special education to […]