Early Signs of Autism in Infants and Toddlers Episode 58

On this episode I discuss what some of the early common signs of Autism are in Infants and Toddlers.  I also discuss a research study about trial using parent-mediated video intervention.

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Research Article
Green, J, et al. “Randomised trial of a parent-Mediated intervention for infants at high risk for autism: longitudinal outcomes to age 3 years.” Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines., U.S. National Library of Medicine, Dec. 2017, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28393350.

 


Sensory Issues Getting Worse Episode 57

On this episode I discuss why some kids my seem to be having some increased sensory processing issues right now. . .

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Interview with Michelle Emanuel Tummy Time Method Episode 56

On this episode, I have an interview discussion with Michelle Emanuel who developed the Tummy Time Method.
Michelle’s Email: emanuelot@yahoo.com

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Sensory Processing: Using the Sensory Profile Episode 55

On this episode, I discuss the use of the Sensory Profile 2 in Occupational Therapy and other areas to assess a person’s sensory processing patterns. I also provide a research study where the Short Sensory Profile was used to help determine the differences between sensory processing patterns of kids with Autism versus kids who are typically developing.

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Reserach Article
Tomchek, Scott D., and Winnie Dunn. “Sensory Processing in Children With and Without Autism: A Comparative Study Using the Short Sensory Profile.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 Mar. 2007, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1866937.

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Walking and Talking Toddlers – Episode 54

On this episode, I talk about how some infants and toddlers stop learning new sounds and words while they are learning to crawl and walk – among other gross motor skills. I discuss the relationship between the vestibular sensory system, gross motor skills, and language development.

Research Article:
How Do You Learn to Walk? Thousands of Steps and Dozens of Falls per Day. Karen E. Adolph, Whitney G. Cole, Meghana Komati, Jessie S. Garciaguirre, Daryaneh Badaly, Jesse M. Lingeman, Gladys L. Y. Chan, Rachel B. Sotsky. Psychological Science, Vol 23, Issue 11, pp. 1387 – 1394. First Published October 19, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797612446346
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Tactile Sensitivities With Wearing Clothing Episode 53

On this episode, I discuss why some kids won’t seem to leave their clothes on, and what some possible strategies are for helping them wear clothes!

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Parents and Professionals Communication Episode 52

On this episode, I discuss the importance of communication between parents and the professionals that are involved in the care of children with special needs and/or medical needs.

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Proprioception and Grading Movements Episode 51

On this episode I discuss Proprioceptive Sensory Processing and how it works. I will give you some ideas about strategies and activities you can do with kids who have issues with this sense.

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10 Activities for your 2 year old Episode 50

It’s a Milestone episode for the Milestones Podcast!! Episode 50!! Thank you all for listening and helping me get here.  I hope we can continue on for 50 more and then some!

In this episode I will talk about 10 activities that you can do with your 2 year old to not only enjoy with them, but work on developmental skills at the same time!

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Handwriting Activities and Considerations Episode 49

On this episode, I will discuss things to consider when working with kids on handwriting activities and strategies.  These will mainly revolve around making sure they are set up for success!  Also, a special Halloween Treat: a short story written and read by my son!

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“Dysgraphia.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 16 Oct. 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysgraphia.

AJOT Research Article
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March/April 2009, Vol. 63, 182-192. doi:10.5014/ajot.63.2.182

Engel-Yeger, Batya, et al. “Handwriting Performance, Self-Reports, and Perceived Self-Efficacy Among Children With Dysgraphia.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 Mar. 2009, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1865824&resultClick=3.