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The Your Therapy Source blog offers information on pediatric occupational therapy, pediatric physical therapy and special education. Stay informed on recent research, read activity ideas and articles on sensory motor skill development in children. We have a focus on autism, cerebral palsy and... Full Bio
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Blog is Moving!!!! by Your Therapy Source Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Just want to let you know that I am moving the blog to a new location that is better integrated into the YourTherapySource main website.   Here is the new blog address:  ... Read on »
Effects of Platform Swing on Independent Work in Children with Autism by Your Therapy Source Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities published research of the effects of using a platform swing on independent work behaviors in children with autism sp ... Read on »
10 Intervention Tips for Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder by Your Therapy Source Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Here are several, research based, helpful intervention tips to follow when working with children with developmental coordination disorder: Encourage practice of fu ... Read on »
Motor Planning - Simple But Challenging Activity Idea by Your Therapy Source Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Here is a super simple but very challenging motor planning activity that requires no set up.  Watch the video at http://yourtherapysource.com/videomotorplanningsteps Read on »
Baclofen Effects on Sitting in Children with Cerebral Palsy by Your Therapy Source Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The European Journal of Paediatric Neurology published research on the use of intrathecal baclofen (ITB) on sitting in 23 children (mean age 10 years 10 months) with cer ... Read on »
Survey Results on Tablet/Smartphone Use Among Pediatric OTs and PTs by Your Therapy Source Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Check out the results from the Winter 2014 survey on tablet and smartphone use among pediatric OTs and PTs.  There were over 300 responses.  You can view the results ... Read on »
5 Reasons Why Recess is Important for Child Development by Your Therapy Source Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health No matter what the weather, schools need to encourage recess time.  Whether it be free play time outdoors on playground equipment, using loose parts (ie balls, jump ro ... Read on »
Free App to Help with Self Regulation, Deep Breathing and Motor Planning by Your Therapy Source Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Here is a nice FREE app for little ones who needs some guidance with self regulation and motor planning.  It is called Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame Street.    T ... Read on »
Voiding Dysfunction and Joint Hypermobility by Your Therapy Source Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The European Journal of Pediatrics published research on whether there is an increased prevalence of generalized joint hypermobility (GJH) in children with voiding dysfu ... Read on »
5 Ways to Get the Most out of Therapy Sessions by Your Therapy Source Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Pediatric therapy sessions last for only a short period of time. A common frequency of pediatric therapy is 1 or 2 visits per week for a 30 minute sessions. It is ... Read on »
Using Whole Body Movement to Help with Knowledge Retention by Your Therapy Source Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health At the University of Arizona there is the Embodied Games for Learning Lab.  The lab is creating games for K-12 classrooms that include movement with learning.  The resea ... Read on »
10 Ways to Use a Highlighter to Help Students by Your Therapy Source Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Head over to http://yourtherapysource.com/freehightligher.html to get the details on 10 ways to use highlighters to help students. Read on »
New Updates on Evidence-Based Practice for Individuals with Autism - Includes Exercise! by Your Therapy Source Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 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.    ... Read on »
Upper Extremity Strength Measurement in Children with Cerebral Palsy by Your Therapy Source Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Physical Therapy published a systemic review of available instruments to measure upper extremity strength in children with cerebral palsy.  The researchers identified ... Read on »
Tips to Guide Play to Help Young Children Reach IEP Goals by Your Therapy Source Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Play for young children is crucial to healthy development. Pediatric therapists who work in early childhood education know the importance of play and how to use it to ... Read on »
Vocational Activities and Autism by Your Therapy Source Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities published research that examined the relationship over time between behavioral functioning (autism symptoms, maladap ... Read on »
Free Valentine's Day Multisensory Handwriting Activity by Your Therapy Source Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Download a free sample page of Valentine's Day multisensory handwriting worksheets that include movement, scissor skills, gluing, "rainbow" writing and handwriting pra ... Read on »
Sight and Sound in Children with Autism by Your Therapy Source Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The Journal of Neuroscience published research on the senses of sight and sound in children with autism.  Vanderbilt University researchers compared 32 typically devel ... Read on »
5 Follow Up Questions about Adaptive Equipment by Your Therapy Source Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Once a piece of adaptive equipment is put in place to use with a student, therapists need to follow up frequently.  Whether the adaptive equipment is a pencil grip or ... Read on »