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Tips in motivating a child with ADHD (stress-free)

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Improving child’s motivation is a very important goal at home, in school, as well as in occupational therapy. Creating a very organized, yet predictable environment facilitates better performance and cooperation. In  this manner, children are more encouraged to actively engage or participate in given tasks. Parents, caregivers, or teachers do not have to worry about giving penalties or to feel …

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Ayres’ Sensory Integration Therapy

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Ayre’s Sensory Integration Therapy is a specialized strategy used in OT that addresses sensory integration and processing issues affecting one’s learning, emotions and behavior. This sensory integration (SI) approach is based on family-centered intervention plan, which allows more involvement or collaboration of the people working or dealing closely with the kid. Not only does it provide a safe, accessible environment, …

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Learning Hierarchy: The Role of Sensory Systems

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Academic learning and achievement are paramount to a child’s education. The sensory system plays an important role in promoting learning and overall development at home and in school. Parents and educators are encouraged to employ strategies and activities that integrate the senses to maximize learning and obtain better academic performance. Below is an informative article that explains the learning hierarchy …

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Calm Down by Hanging Upside Down

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Experts say that inverting the head (head upside down) offers some good benefits to people. This may come as a surprise to many, but this head positioning actually helps the brain function better by stimulating one’s vestibular system. It is believed to reduce sensory meltdown, outburst, tantrums, or extreme emotional distress, as well as facilitate self-regulation. Hanging upside down is …

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Brain Breakers, Recess, and Energizers for Kids in School

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Studies show that physical activities or movements facilitate better blood flow in the brain, thus increasing brain functions. Many teachers actually agree that taking breaks, having quick recess, or participating in physical exercise or games help students stay more focused and learn better in class. Such class routines will definitely enhance retention, alertness, and healthy behavior in school environment. Brain …

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The Benefits of Inclusion in Schools

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Occupational therapists play vital roles in helping people achieve their maximum potential and functionality in various environment. Pediatric OTs, in particular, facilitate multi-level activities that assist children to participate well through skills development or enhancement, self-regulation, social integration, and many more. The ultimate goal of pediatric OT is to design and implement effective OT strategies that will meet the specific …

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“Back-To-School Tips” – Help Kids Overcome Anxiety

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Welcome to the new school year! Some kids might be entering new grade level, meet new teachers and classmates, or probably attend new schools. Certainly, fresh goals are established, different expectations are set forth, and an altered environment is conceivable. All of these things might overwhelm some kids, especially those who have increased sensitivity, learning issues, and special needs. Hence, …

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“Crossing the Midline” – An important skill

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Human brain is a very complex part of the body that facilitates coordination and regulation of body functions. It is composed of two main parts, the left and the right hemispheres. These vital sections are attached together through the corpus callosum, which is important in maintaining communication between the hemispheres and enabling various movements, such as handwriting, and learning. “Crossing …

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Developing Grasp for Handwriting

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Most kids were taught to use the “Dynamic tripod grasp” position, which involves the thumb, index, and middle fingers of one dominant hand. This is considered a stable hand position that allow the three fingers move the pencil in desired positions while the ring and little fingers are curled up inside the palm. However, not all kids follow or use …

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Understanding “Senses” in SPD

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Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), is a neurologic condition that affects the sensory systems of sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, movement, balance, and “interoception”.  Typically in SPD, there is poor transmission and/or organization of information through body senses that impact function skills and the ability to learn. You might ask, “What is the significance of each senses?” or “How does each body …

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