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Tai Chi for Children

I am so excited to announce this new electronic title – Tai Chi for Children.  You can download some sample pages from the ebook at http://yourtherapysource.com/taichi.html. This excellent resource includes a delightfully illustrated story for children with all abilities: It describes the history of Tai Chi and some basic principles and movement patterns (from Tai Chi […]

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Free Sticky Note OT/PT Reminders

Print some reminders for the next occupational or physical therapy sessions on sticky notes.  Place in a student’s planner to remind teachers, parents and students when the next session is scheduled.  These are great for the start of the school year when the schedule is new.  Also, wonderful way to create independence for students who […]

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Interesting New Treadmill

Came across this new treadmill they are using in the Netherlands for adult rehabilitation.  Images are projected onto the treadmill as obstacles or targets.  This would be great in pediatrics.  Check out this You Tube video. 

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Evidence Based Tips on Childhood Obesity and Physical Activity

The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) published a fact sheet on childhood obesity and physical activity. Here are several of the suggested recommendations based on research: 1. 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day for children ages 5-18 years old. 2. Preschoolers should participate in 60 minutes of unstructured physical activity […]

Independent Exercising

The Journal of Intellectual Disabilities reports on a small research study involving 4 adults with intellectual disabilities. The adults had a face to face meeting to go over the exercise regimen and follow up phone calls. The participants used a DVD at home to exercise. Seventy five percent of the participants increased their exercise frequency […]