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Speech, occupational, physical, and feeding therapy bookmarks from around the web

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Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines For Children and Youth Ages 5–21 Years

Collaborate with families and caregivers and provide services in the natural context of the desired occupation. The evidence also supports group service models and models that include peer mediatio...

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Occupation- and Activity-Based Interventions to Improve Performance of Instrumental Activities of Daily Living and Rest and Sleep For Children and Youth Ages 5–21: A Systematic Review

Rest–sleep, health management (nutrition–dietary, physical activity–fitness, wellness), and the IADLs of driving, communication management, and safety. Interventions embedded in school programming ...

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Specific Sensory Techniques and Sensory Environmental Modifications For Children and Youth With Sensory Integration Difficulties: A Systematic Review

Preschoolers with ASD and tactile over-reactivity may be particularly appropriate for Qigong massage, which has moderate to strong evidence to support its effectiveness when provided as QST. The...

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Efficacy of Occupational Therapy Using Ayres Sensory Integration®: A Systematic Review

The evidence is strong that ASI intervention demonstrates positive outcomes for improving individually generated goals of functioning and participation as measured by Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) ...

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Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy For Infants With or At Risk For Cerebral Palsy: A Scoping Review

Occupational therapy practitioners can implement a CIMT protocol for infants with hemiplegic CP or at risk for hemiplegic CP. Home programs, parent education, and parent training are important com...

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Interventions Supporting Mental Health and Positive Behavior In Children Ages Birth–5 Yr: A Systematic Review

The evidence indicates that touch-based interventions can improve infant self-regulation (strong), social behavior, and attachment (moderate) and reduce maternal stress, anxiety, and depression (lo...

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Interventions Within the Scope of Occupational Therapy Practice to Improve Activities of Daily Living, Rest, and Sleep For Children Ages 0–5 Years and Their Families: A Systematic Review

Feeding and eating, toileting, rest and sleep. Behavioral approaches, parent and caregiver education, and contextual intervention. Interdisciplinary care, family coaching and education, and behavio...

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Effectiveness of Cognitive and Occupation-Based Interventions For Children With Challenges In Sensory Processing and Integration: A Systematic Review.

Moderate support for specific types of cognitive and occupation-based interventions that support self-regulation including Alert Program and Social Stories. Occupation-based interventions involved ...

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Occupational Therapy Interventions For Children and Youth With Challenges In Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing: A School-Based Practice Case Example

This case demonstrates the use of evidence-based strategies in school-based occupational therapy for a student with ASD and sensory processing difficulties whose occupational therapy evaluation ide...

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Nurturing Care For Early Childhood Development

Your loving care as a parent is what a child needs to be healthy, wellnourished and safe. • Communicate early and often, starting even before your baby is born. It will help you build a warm a...

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Physical Therapy for Pain Management - Pain Management Center - Everyday Health

Physical therapy involves exercise, massage, and stimulating the body's natural painkillers. Learn about using this pain treatment for chronic pain management.

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Pre-Writing Skills/Strokes | Handwriting

Handwriting is a complex process of recording language by hand, often by using paper and a pen or pencil. The production of legible and efficient handwriting requires intact skills in the areas of ...

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PROMOTING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY THROUGH SCHOOLS: POLICY BRIEF

Physical activity is good for hearts, bodies and minds. Regular physical activity can improve physical fitness; improve heart, vascular and metabolic health, and bone health; and reduce adiposity...

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Pronoun Acquisition

As children develop language, they naturally make pronoun errors. These errors are often age-appropriate (and adorable). Some children will not fully master all pronouns until the age of 4. Pronoun...

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Receptive Language (understanding Words and Language)

What is receptive language (understanding words and language)? Receptive language is the ability to understand words and language. It involves gaining information and meaning from routine (e.g. we ...

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Receptive Language Vs. Expressive Language

Put simply, receptive language generally refers to listening while expressive language refers to talking. But there's more to it, as we share in this blog!

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The Rehab Therapist’s Guide to Co-Treatment Under Medicare - Recommended Co-Treatment Guidelines Based On CMS’s Regulations.

There is one important point to keep in mind, courtesy of joint guidelines for co-treatment created by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the American Occupational Therapy Ass...

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The Natural Language Acquisition Guide: Echolalia is All About Gestalt Language Development

'Echolalic’/gestalt comments, phrases, and others like them are vitally important because they make up the first, crucial stage of language development, real language development, for children and ...

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Evidence-Based Intervention In Physical Activity: Lessons From Around the World

EBP relating to physical activity intervention. Helpful for adults and adolescents.

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Self-Determination Theory As a Theoretical Framework For a Responsive Approach to Child Feeding

Cormack et al. propose using self-determination theory (SDT) to support the advancement of feeding skills. SDT says that people want to improve their skills, but their ability to improve depends on...

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Evidence Based Physical Activity For School-Age Youth

Evidence based practice guidelines that review the effects of physical activity on youth. This study shows the positive effects of physical activity.

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Recommendations For Physical Activity In Asthma: A Work Group Report of the AAAAI Sports, Exercise, and Fitness Committee

Many individuals suffer with Asthma. It can have many adverse effects that work directly against exercise. This article gives recommendations on how to complete exercise while suffering from asthma.

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Exercise—Promoting Healthy Lifestyles In Children and Adolescents

This article shows the positive effects of physical activity on children through the lifespan. This article dives into the differing system benefits of exercise.

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Efficacy of Auditory-Verbal Therapy In Children With Hearing Impairment: A Systematic Review From 1993 to 2015

This systematic review investigates the effects of auditory-verbal therapy (AVT) on receptive and expressive language development, auditory and speech perception, and "mainstreaming" in children, 2...

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Scope of Occupational Therapy Services For Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Life Course

Occupational Therapy practitioners work collaboratively with individuals on the autism spectrum, their families, OTHER PROFESSIONALS, organizations, and community members in multiple contexts to ad...

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