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April 2017 Digital Magazine for Pediatric OT and PT

The April 2017 Digital Magazine for Pediatric Occupational and Physical Therapy has been published.  You can view articles on the following topics: RESEARCH: CONSTRAINT INDUCED MOVEMENT THERAPY IMPROVES UPPER LIMB ACTIVITY SENSORY BEHAVIORS IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AT HOME FOOD TACTILE PLAY AND FOOD PREFERENCES SENSORY PROFILES OF CHILDREN IN THE GENERAL POPULATION INFLUENCE OF […]

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New Book on Idiopathic Toe Walking

Renowned Occupational Therapist, Ileana S. McCaigue, OTR/L  and author of Typical Classroom Sensory-Based Problem Behaviors & Suggested Therapeutic Interventions and Autism Sleeps™, has written a new book entitled Taming Idiopathic Toe Walking: A Treatment Guide for Parents and Therapists.  This new book provides a non-invasive, efficient and effective sensory treatment strategy for children and adolescents that display atypical toe […]

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Balance and Coordination of Boys with Intellectual Disability

Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly published research examining the balance and coordination of 123 boys (ages 8-18) with intellectual disability (ID) but without Down syndrome.  The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOT-2) was used to measure 6 items for balance, 5 items for upper limb coordination, and 6 items for bilateral coordination. The results indicated the […]

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March Digital Magazine Pediatric Occupational and Physical Therapy

The March 2017 issue of the Your Therapy Source digital magazine for pediatric occupational and physical therapy has been published.  The table of contents includes: PROPRIOCEPTION AND HANDWRITING LETTER REVERSALS AND ADHD MATH, MOVEMENT AND MOTOR SKILLS MANUAL MOTOR SKILLS, DAILY LIVING SKILLS AND AUTISM MOTOR SKILLS AND EXECUTIVE FUNCTION YOGA AND ADHD BRAIN ACTIVATION […]

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Therapeutic Effects of Horseback Riding

The American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation performed a research review to determine whether therapeutic riding and hippotherapy improve balance, motor function, gait, muscle symmetry, pelvic movement, psychosocial parameters, and the patients’ overall quality of life.  Following a literature search, 16 articles were included in the review.  Assessment revealed: most of the studies showed […]

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Exercise and Working Memory in School Children

Pediatric Exercise Science published research examining the role of exercise on the cognitive development in children including working memory (WM) and inattentiveness in a large sample of 2897 schoolchildren (7-10 years old).  Data was collected using the n-back task (2- and 3-back), the attentional network task (ANT) and parent questionnaire with information about the extracurricular exercise of […]

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Yoga and ADHD

Yoga incorporates breathing techniques, postural control, muscle strengthening, flexibility and cognitive control which can help promote self-control, attention, body awareness, and stress management. These are all skills that are beneficial for children with ADHD to practice. Recent research analyzed the benefits of yoga in 49 children (average age 10.50 years old) with ADHD. The participants […]