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Sensory Integration: A way to support individuals with anxiety

Anxiety is a state of emotion that affects many people and impacts one’s performance and functioning significantly. Some life situations create a feeling of worry, nervousness, or apprehension about the future. Stress, tension, agitation, and lack of peace of mind are frequent signs of anxiety. Several disorders could stem from excessive anxiety but it could also occur for unknown reasons. …

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Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today

According to CDC (2017), ADHD is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder of childhood typically characterized by inattention, impulsiveness, or hyperactivity. One of the most noticeable trait of this condition is the child’s overly need for constant motion. For instance, a child with ADHD usually has trouble focusing. Sitting for a long period of time causes restlessness, thus he or she …

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What is Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT)?

Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (aka SIPT) is a standardized assessment tool composed of 17 subtests used in assessing sensory integration deficits and sensory processing or perception associated with a particular function. SIPT is designed to determine and understand the relationship between a child’s behavior and learning ability. SIPT covers four major areas such as motor-free visual perception (ability to …

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Crawling, Sensory Integration, and Child Development

Most parents are thrilled whenever a child walks in advance and skips the crawling period. Some people perceives early walking as a “breakthrough”, a good measure of independence and / or speed. Although walking is a key stage in child development, encouraging an infant to crawl is very ideal. When an infant begins to move forward using both hands and …

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