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Top 10 Blogposts from 2014

Here are the top 10 blogposts viewed during 2014: 1.  Self Regulation Games for Children: https://www.yourtherapysource.com/blog1/blog1/2009/06/19/self-regulation-activities/ 2.  12 Printable Halloween Freebies https://www.yourtherapysource.com/blog1/blog1/2014/10/24/12-printable-halloween-freebies/ 3.  5 Ways to “Write” Your Name without Writing Letters https://www.yourtherapysource.com/blog1/blog1/2014/07/09/5-ways-to-write-your-name-without-writing-letters/ 4.  Motor Planning Activity Using Pool Noodles https://www.yourtherapysource.com/blog1/blog1/2014/10/02/motor-planning-activity-using-pool-noodles/ 5.  Early Predictors Of Autism – Self Regulation and Sleep Patterns https://www.yourtherapysource.com/blog1/blog1/2014/09/22/early-predictors-of-autism-self-regulation-and-sleep-patterns/ 6.  Self-Improvement Worksheet https://www.yourtherapysource.com/blog1/blog1/2014/06/03/self-improvement/ 7.  Sensory Based Problem […]

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School Based Therapy Resolutions for 2015

Here are some suggestions for school based therapy resolutions: 1. Realistic Home/Classroom Programs – I will make every effort to provide parents and teachers with activities that are easy to carry out in the home or classroom. 2. Take the time to observe – I will take the time to just observe. I will document […]

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Motor Performance and Social-Communicative Impairment in Children with ADHD

The Journal of Attention Disorders published research on 11 children with ADHD – Combined Type (ADHD-CT) and 10 typically developing children as the control group.  Each child participated in an upper limb Fitts’ aiming task to measure motor performance and the Social Responsiveness Scale t0 measure social-communicative/autistic impairment. The following results were recorded: Children with ADHD-CT […]

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Sensory Over-Responsivity, Autism and Sleep

Sleep Medicine published research on a large well-characterized sample of 1347 children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) examining the relationship between sleep problems, sensory over-responsivity, and anxiety.  Statistical analysis was completed using the  Children’s Sleep Habits Questionnaire, Child Behavior Checklist, and Short Sensory Profile. The following results were recorded: anxiety was associated with all types […]

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Daily Living Skills in Adolescents with Autism

Autism published research examining the daily living skills standard scores on the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales–2nd edition in 417 adolescents with Autism spectrum disorder.  All participants had at least average intelligence. Using statistics, a “daily living skills deficit,” was defined as below average daily living skills in the context of average intelligence quotient. The results […]

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Patterns, Patterns, Patterns

Here are 6 FREE sample pages from Patterns, Patterns, Patterns  which is a collection of over 50 visual perceptual activities involving patterns. Children will be challenged to draw the patterns and find shapes, numbers or objects in a pattern. The activity pages are in black and white. Patterns, Patterns, Patterns stimulates: visual motor skills visual […]

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Research Review: Reaction Time and Autism

A research review was published on 32 studies which included 238 simple reaction time and choice reaction time conditions in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (n = 964) and controls (n = 1032). The results indicated that there are little if any simple reaction time/choice reaction time slowing in this sample of individuals with autism spectrum disorder, in comparison […]