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Evidence Based Research on Why Students Need Traditional Handwriting Practice

One of the most common reasons for referral to school based occupational therapy services is handwriting assessment and treatment.  Here are a few references on why students still need traditional handwriting practice. The Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy published a review of the interventions used to improve handwriting.  After reviewing 11 studies that tested relaxation and […]

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New Updates on Evidence-Based Practice for Individuals with Autism – Includes Exercise!

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has created an amazing report updating evidence based practices for children, youth, and young adults with autism.   This document is over 100 pages and it goes into extensive detail on how each evidence based practice was included.  I have perused the document and there is relevant information for all pediatric […]

Evidence Based Guidelines for Pediatric OT and PT

Thanks to @otnotes on Twitter who tweeted about this EXCELLENT, FREE resource. The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital offers evidence based care guidelines for many pediatric occupational and physical therapy interventions. The guidelines for each intervention describe the target population, target users, introduction (theory/ research), guidelines recommendations, decision tree charts and references. The topics include constraint induced […]