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Motor Skills of Toddlers with Autism by Your Therapy Source Posted Wed 29 May 2013 4:30am A recent study in Autism describes the gross and fine motor skills of a cross-sectional group of 162 children with autism spectrum disorder between the ages of 12 and 36 months. Age equivalents were determined for gross and fine motor skills for all children. The results indicated gross motor and fine motor differences became significantly ... Read on »
Better Motor Skills = Better Adaptive Behavior Skills in Children with Autism by Your Therapy Source Posted Fri 20 Sep 2013 4:00am Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders published research on 233 children ages 14 to 49 months diagnosed with autism. The researchers examined the relationship of motor skills on the adaptive behavior composite, daily living, adaptive social and adaptive communicative skills while holding constant the age, non-verbal problem solving, and the ... Read on »
Autism, Vaccines, Thimerosal: Further Study Needed by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 19 Mar 2010 12:00am By Julie Obradovic   In light of the recent Vaccine Court ruling I thought I would again highlight for readers precisely what has and has not been studied with regard to Thimerosal.   The fact is, it is impossible, absolutely, positively impossible to exonerate vaccines and/or Thimerosal in Autism based on the current s ... Read on »
Study finds autism affects motor skills by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted Wed 15 Feb 2012 12:00am It was with interest that I read about a new study showing that autism affects motor skills. Claudia Hilton and John Constantino of the University of Washington studied many children with autism on standardized tests of motor performance. They found that motor skills were saliently lacking in the vast majority of children they studied. This r ... Read on »
Autism, Motor Skills and Socialization by Your Therapy Source Posted Thu 01 Sep 2011 7:55am If you ever need to justify why children with autism need occupational or physical therapy, don't forget to include the benefits that improvements in motor skill development has on socialization. Recent research looked at young children's scores on the Battelle Developmental Inventory–Second Edition for gross and fine motor skills. The Baby and ... Read on »
Fine Motor Skills & Visual Peceptual Skills Activity Video by Your Therapy Source Posted Wed 05 May 2010 1:08pm Complete the Picture: Materials: picture, scissors, glue stick, markers or crayons Purpose: Encourage fine motor and visual perceptual skills Check out What's Missing? for more fine motor and visual perceptual activities. Only $3.99! Read on »
Fine Motor Skills in the Highchair by preemieparent Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 11:52am As kids get more mobile it becomes harder to work on fine motor skills. What preemie on the go wants to sit still? One of the best ways to help your preemie focus on fine motor skills is to do it while he/she is in the highchair. With some planning and enthusiasm you can really make some great progress. Here are some games and activities to try tha ... Read on »
Postural Control and Fine Motor Skills by Your Therapy Source Posted Thu 17 Nov 2011 10:37am The American Journal of Occupational Therapy published research on the relationship between postural control and fine motor skills in infants. The medical records were reviewed of 105 preterm infants. The Alberta Infant Motor Scale was used to assess postural control and the Peabody was used to evaluate fine motor skills. Statistical analysis ... Read on »
Fine Motor Skill Level and Handwriting by Your Therapy Source Posted Mon 07 May 2012 1:03pm A student recently did a research review on the influence of fine motor skills on handwriting.  Of the nine articles that could be included, 7 researched the relationship between fine motor skills and handwriting legibility and 4 studies investigated fine motor skills and handwriting speed.   The results indicated that children with poor ... Read on »
Letters and Fine Motor Skills: Montessori by healthymama Posted Thu 26 Jul 2012 4:00pm on by healthymama My kids love arranging small objects into patterns. The toddlers are not yet allowed to play with beads, but the 4-year old loves games that require fine motor skills. This particular letter game helps preschoolers to learn letters, while playing and improving their fine motor s ... Read on »