Entries by Margaret Rice

Cyber Week Deals and Happy Thanksgiving!

For Black Friday and Cyber Monday we are offering three different coupons.  They are active until 11/27/17.  Use the codes below when you check out to get your Cyber Week deals!  Coupon can not be combined. Happy Thanksgiving to all from Your Therapy Source.  We are so grateful for the amazing customers and following we […]

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Color Cut Glue for December – Scissor Skills Practice

Color Cut Glue for December – Scissor Skills Practice Everyone seems to LOVE these simple, black and white scissor projects.  They are one of the most downloaded freebies on the website right now.  Here is the color cut glue for December.  It includes three black and white activity pages to practice coloring, cutting out simple […]

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Less Affected Hand in Unilateral Cerebral Palsy

Less Affected Hand in Unilateral Cerebral Palsy When working with children who have hemiplegia, do you address the less affected hand in unilateral cerebral palsy?  Or do you assume that the less affected hand is within normal limits for typical child development?  Sometimes, the difference between the hands, gives the impression that the less affected […]

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Fine Motor Skills, Visual Function, and Reading in Children

Fine Motor Skills, Visual Function, and Reading in Children Human Movement Science recently published research examining the association between fine motor skills, visual function, and reading in children. The participants included 19 children who were reading below expected grade and age level.  In order to test whether the children identified with reading difficulties perform worse only […]

How to Write a Social Story with Visual Supports

How to Write a Social Story with Visual Supports Do you know a child that is struggling with different situations?  Perhaps it is learning a new routine, participating in a conversation or playing with peers.  Whatever the situation, a social story may be helpful to inform children of what they can expect and what is […]

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Effects of Yoga on Autism Symptoms

Effects of Yoga on Autism Symptoms Complimentary Therapies in Clinical Practice published research on the effectiveness of yoga training program on the severity of autism.  The study consisted of 29 children (ages 7-15 years) with high functioning autism. The participants were randomly assigned to the yoga treatment group (received 24 sessions of yoga training over […]

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Motor Overflow in Preschool Children

Motor Overflow in Preschool Children When observing preschoolers complete complex motor tasks, you may observe an increase in motor activation displayed as extraneous movements in body parts not actively involved in the current task.  These extraneous movements are sometimes called motor overflow, mirror movements or associated movements.  Perceptual and Motor Skills published research examining what […]

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Fine Motor Skills Linked to Numerical Skill Development

Fine Motor Skills Linked to Numerical Skill Development When you walk into any preschool classroom, you will observe children using their fingers to count.  Finger counting helps children to represent numbers and later influences the ability to complete arithmetic problems.  The ability to count usually develops side by side with fine motor skill development.  Many […]

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Teaching Throwing and Catching to Children with DCD

Teaching Throwing and Catching to Children with DCD Research indicates that children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) exhibit significant impairments in general visual motor control and the processing of visual information.  For example, children with DCD have difficulties with: the ability to use predictive information to guide action, the pursuit tracking of objects and the […]

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One Simple Way to Improve Participation

One Simple Way to Improve Participation Do you struggle to get children to participate in certain activities?  Do you find it hard to engage children in non-preferred or difficult tasks?  Perhaps the children do not follow your directions or do not remain on task. This makes it difficult for children to learn new skills to […]