Typical Development 7 to 12 Months of Age Episode 36

On this Episode I talk about the typical developmental milestones for the ages of 7-12 months.

Protective Extension of Arms Backward
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8333/8417783266_98304248a3.jpg

Whole Hand Grasp Development
http://www.growinghandsonkids.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Typical-Pencil-Grasp-Development-Twitter2.png

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 – United States
http://www.eclipsewise.com/solar/SEnews/TSE2017/TSE2017fig/TSE2017-usa.jpg

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Typical Developmental Milestones Birth to 6 months Old – Episode 35

On this episode I discuss typical development for birth – 6 month old babies. What are developmental milestones, developmental delays, and what is typical development?

ATNR Reflex:
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Transition to School Episode 34

On this episode I talk about the transition from Early Intervention to Early Childhood, and the transition from summer to back to school for parents, teachers, and therapists.

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Special Needs
Early Intervention
Early Childhood
Occupational Therapy


Hair Cut with Sensory Processing Disorder Episode 33

On this episode, I discuss issues with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and hair cuts, styles, and overall tactile sensory issues related to the hair and head. I provide some suggestions for helping kids with sensory processing disorder try to get through a hair cut.

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Sensory Processing Disorder
Tactile Sensory Processing
Developmental Milestones


Early Intervention Therapy Long Term Benefits Episode 32

On this episode, I discuss the benefits of early intervention services. I also discuss what the some of the potential consequences of not receiving necessary therapy services could be in the long term.

Brain Plasticity
https://www.verywell.com/what-is-brain-plasticity-2794886

Harvard University
http://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/five-numbers-to-remember-about-early-childhood-development/

Urban Child Institute
http://www.urbanchildinstitute.org/why-0-3/baby-and-brain

Education Commission of The States
https://www.ecs.org/research-reports/issues/

Is Early Intervention Cost Effective?
https://www.upweegrow.com/overview-of-developmental-delays-and-disorders/is-early-intervention-cost-effective

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Special Needs
Early Intervention
Autism
Occupational Therapy


Sensory Over-Stimulation Episode 31 Developmental Milestones

On this episode, I discuss what happens when people become Over-stimulated due to sensory processing issues.

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Sensory Processing
Developmental Milestones
Autism
Child Development


Toothbrushing and Sensory Processing Issues Episode 30

On this episode, I discuss issues with toothbrushing in kids with Sensory Processing sensitivities. The topic includes brushing teeth and home and at the dentist office.

Research Study:
http://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1851619&resultClick=3
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, September/October 2012, Vol. 66, e73-e76. doi:10.5014/ajot.2012.004085

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Fine Motor Skills in Occupational Therapy Episode 29

On this episode, I discuss the history of the profession of Occupational Therapy in the United States. I also discuss fine motor skills in kids and adults including crossing midline and bilateral coordination.

Wikipedia OT history:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupational_therapy
Wikipedia Greek Doctor: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asclepiades_of_Bithynia
AJOT OT WWI article
http://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1870396
AOTA:
https://www.aota.org/AboutAOTA.aspx

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Sensory Processing
Fine Motor Skills
Autism


Sensory Processing Versus Autism Episode 28

On this episode, I talk about Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism and how they are 2 different things. You can have Sensory Processing issues without having Autism. However, it is very uncommon to have Autism without Sensory Processing issues.

Research Article:
http://ac.els-cdn.com/S2213158213000776/1-s2.0-S2213158213000776-main.pdf?_tid=e4094a56-68d9-11e7-be39-00000aab0f26&acdnat=1500067250_a5682ffa6baeeb3d3b24439e9b7eb4ae
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nicl.2013.06.009
Julia P. Owen, Elysa J. Marco, Shivani Desai, Emily Fourie, Julia Harris, Susanna S. Hill, Anne B. Arnett, Pratik Mukherjee, Abnormal white matter microstructure in children with sensory processing disorders, NeuroImage: Clinical, Volume 2, 2013, Pages 844-853, ISSN 2213-1582, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nicl.2013.06.009.

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Autism
Child Development
Sensory Processing Disorder


Sleep in Children with Sensory Processing Issues Episode 27

On this episode, I discuss the topic of sleep in children with sensory processing issues. Many kids who have sensory issues will have a difficult time falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. I discuss some strategies to try when you have a child who has trouble sleeping due to sensory issues.

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Sensory Squeezee Bed Sheets for Sleeping: http://www.sensorystretchyz.com/
AJOT article abstract:
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 2015, Vol. 69, 6904220040p1-6904220040p8. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.015891
http://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=2360711
Dream Pad: https://dreampadsleep.com/2017/04/effective-sleep-aid-for-children-with-sensory-processing-disorder/

Sensory Processing Disorder
Infant and Child Development
Occupational Therapy