Cerebral Palsy in Premature Infants Episode 22 Child Development

On this episode I discuss the risk of developing Cerebral Palsy in infants that are born prematurely or preterm. How cerebral palsy occurs is explained, as well as, what to look for in infants who are at risk for developing cerebral palsy.

Research Article:
Thygesen SK, Olsen M, Østergaard JR, etal. Respiratory distress syndrome in moderately late and late preterm infants and risk of cerebral palsy: a population-based cohort study. BMJOpen 2016; 6 : e011643. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011643.
http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/bmjopen/6/10/e011643.full.pdf

Respiratory Distress Syndrome of the Newborn
https://www.thoracic.org/patients/patient-resources/breathing-in-america/resources/chapter-19-respiratory-distress-syndr.pdf

Early Signs of Cerebral Palsy:
https://www.abclawcenters.com/frequently-asked-questions/what-are-the-earliest-signs-of-cerebral-palsy/

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Cerebral Palsy
Child Development
Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Premature Infants


Table Top Scissors for One Handed Use


These table top scissors are great for kids who want to use scissors but have a difficult time holding both the paper and the scissors at the same time, and in a coordinated manner. The kids can hold the paper up in place at the scissors, and just push down on the lever to make them cut. A great tool which can help them be independent with a difficult fine motor task.


One handed button hook


These are handy little devices for those people who have trouble managing buttons on your clothing using two hands! It will help pull the buttons through each button hole in your shirt using only one hand to get it done.


Brachial Plexus Injuries at Birth Episode 21 Child Development

On this show I discuss the different types of brachial plexus injuries, what the brachial plexus is, and how the injuries can affect babies and toddlers.

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Research Article: Kinesio Arm Taping as Prophylaxis Against the development of Erb’s Engram.
http://ac.els-cdn.com/S2090123212000641/1-s2.0-S2090123212000641-main.pdf?_tid=2ebd8f38-54fa-11e7-b3c1-00000aab0f6b&acdnat=1497882096_080172268f3f3c2c8a321035401b2851
Radwa S. ElKhatib. Emam H. ElNegmy. Amina H. Salem. AbdelAziz A. Sherief
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jare.2012.08.006
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2090123212000641

Plexus Definition: http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/plexus
Brachial Plexus injury information:
http://www.birthinjuryguide.org/brachial-plexus-injury/
Brachial Plexus Info
http://bcchr.ca/brachial-plexus/treatment/splint

Special Needs
Occupational Therapy
Child Development


Occupational Therapy in Early Intervention Episode 20 Child Development

On this episode I discuss what Occupational Therapy means and how we work with infants and toddlers. Differences between OT and OTA are explained. The hopeful future of this podcast is laid out for you!

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KU Occupational Therapy: http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-health-professions/occupational-therapy-education/master-of-occupational-therapy.html

OT Practice Act – AOTA: https://www.aota.org/-/media/Corporate/Files/Advocacy/State/Resources/PracticeAct/Model Definition of OT Practice Adopted 41411.pdf

OT Statistics in Europe: http://www.coteceurope.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/2016-COTEC-Summary-of-the-OT-profession-in-Europe.pdf
OT in Germany: https://www.dve.info/
OT in Norway: http://www.ergoterapeutene.org/
OT in Ireland: https://www.aoti.ie/Default.aspx
European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education: http://enothe.eu/annual-meeting/zagreb-17/
OT in Singapore: https://www.saot.org.sg/
OT in Japan: http://www.jaot.or.jp/en/resource.html
United Arab Emirates OT Statistics: http://www.payscale.com/research/AE/Job=Occupational_Therapist_(OT)/Salary
OT Salaries: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/occupational-therapists.htm
OT Careers: http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/occupational-therapist

Special Needs
Early Intervention
Child Development
Pediatric Occupational Therapy


Down Syndrome and Early Intervention Episode 19 Child Development

On this episode I discuss early intervention strategies and considerations for babies children with Down Syndrome. Information is presented about what low tone and laxity of joints are. Issues surrounding feeding, fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive skills are discussed.

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Research Article:
International Journal of Science Culture and SportJune2016: 4(2)ISSN : 2148-1148Doi :10.14486/IntJSCS509
Sehmus ASLAN1, Ummuhan BAS ASLAN
http://www.iscsjournal.com/Makaleler/1515335048_4c2s_6.pdf

Down Syndrome
Occupational Therapy
Early Intervention
Child Development
Special Needs


Ark’s Honey Bear Straw Drinking Cup


This is a great tool for teaching toddlers how to drink from a straw. The straw will hold the liquid up in the straw so they can be more successful in getting the liquid out. You can adjust how far up the straw the liquid will go and stay depending on their skill level.
It also has a lip blocker attachment that helps keep their lips and tongue in the correct position for drinking and swallowing.


Proprioceptive and Vestibular Sensory Processing Activities for Summer Time Episode 18

On this episode I discuss how our usual summer time activities can be beneficial for providing Proprioceptive and Vestibular Sensory stimulation for kids who need it. It will hopefully help you start to look at every day activities in a new way, from a sensory processing perspective.

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Research Article:
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy 377
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American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July/August 2011, Vol. 65, 370-377. doi:10.5014/ajot.2011.002055
Gavin, W. J., Dotseth, A., Roush, K. K., Smith, C. A., Spain, H. D., & Davies, P. L. (2011). Electroencephalography in
children with and without sensory processing disorders during auditory perception. American Journal of Occupational
Therapy, 65, 370–377. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2011.002055
http://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1851482

Special Needs
Sensory Processing
Child Development
Occupational Therapy