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


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


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


Siblings of Children With Special Needs Episode 17 and Child Development

On this episode, I discuss issues and concerns related to siblings of kids with special needs. I shared an inspiring story on my facebook page about a set of twins where one had Autism and the other one did not.
The discussion revolves around including all kids in the family as much as possible, and trying to balance giving your attention to each one. So many parents are already good at this, but I wanted to mention it to make sure people remain conscious of how important it is!

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Research Article:
Arora M, Reichenberg A, Willfors C, Austin C, Gennings C, Berggren S, Lichtenstein P, Anckarsater H, Tammimies K, Bolte S. 2017. Fetal and postnatal metal dysregulation in autism. Nat Commun; doi: 10.1038/NCOMMS15493 [Online 1 June 2017].
https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15493

Special Needs
Child Development
Autism
Occupational Therapy


Developmental Milestones with Babies who are Born Premature Episode 16

On this episode I discuss developmental milestones in babies who are born premature or preterm, and how they could be affected by their premature birth. Medical complications are considered as well.

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Research Article: Visual orienting and attention deficits in 5- and
10-month-old preterm infants
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4530987/
Ross-Sheehy, Shannon., Perone, Sammy., Macek, Kelsi., Eschman, Bret. Infant Behavior and Development (2017) 46: 80-90. website.

Child Development
Special Needs
Sensory Processing
Developmental Milestones


Classroom Considerations for Teachers and Kids with Special Needs Episode 15

In this episode I discuss possible considerations for teachers to use with children in their classrooms. These ideas could benefit both kids with and without special needs. Strategies are given for ways to potentially increase their attention to tasks as well as help them be calm when being over active or “wound up”.

Research Article: http://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1851485
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July/August 2011, Vol. 65, 393-399. doi:10.5014/ajot.2011.000554
Wittfitt Website: https://www.wittfitt.com/product-category/stability-balls/

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Child Development
Sensory Processing
Occupational Therapy
Special Needs


Bottles and Cups in Infant and Child Development Episode 14

On this episode we take a look at a research study that determines what causes the most injuries to children under 3 years of age with regards to bottles, sippy cups, and pacifiers.
Then, you get an Occupational Therapists perspective on teaching kids to drink from an open cup or straw cup when transitioning from bottle drinking.

Research Study Information:
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/pediatrics/129/6/1104.full.pdf
Sarah A. Keim, Erica N. Fletcher, Megan R. W. TePoel and Lara B. McKenzie. Pediatrics. 2012;129;1104; originally published online May 14, 2012; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-3348.

See Amazon links for:
Reflo Cups: Reflo Smart Cup, Green
Take N Toss Cups: The First Years Straw Cup, Take and Toss, 10 Ounce,, 8-Count

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Child Development
Infant Development
Sensory Processing
Oral Motor
Special Needs


“W” Sitting Effect in Child Development Episode 13

On this show, I talk about the effects of “W” sitting in child development. Whether or not to correct kids who are “W” sitting is apparently a controversial topic! However, as an Occupational Therapist in early intervention, I work with kids who have special needs or developmental and motor delays so my perspective is pretty clear. When kids have developmental or motor delays for whatever reason, they often have weakness in their core muscles (tummy, sides, and back). “W” sitting can allow this weakness to continue which could make their school aged years more difficult than they have to be.

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Research Article on W Sitting and Flatfoot
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00431-010-1380-7
Chen,KC., eh, CJ., Tung, LC. et al. Eur J Pediatr (2011) 170: 931. Doi: 10.1007/s00431-010-1380-7

https://consciousmovements.com/the-brilliance-of-w-sitting-learning-to-play-for-another-way/
Owens, Buffy. The Brilliance of W Sitting. Conscious Movements. Web. 5/22/2017

http://ilslearningcorner.com/2016-01-primitive-reflexes-the-answer-behind-w-sitting-and-how-to-fix-it/
Primitive Reflexes: The Answer Behind W Sitting and How to Fix it. Integrated Learning Strategies Learning Corner. Web. 5/22/2017.

Flat Foot (Pes Planus)
http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/tc/flatfoot-pes-planus-topic-overview#1
Web MD. Flatfoot Pes Planus Topic Overview. Web. 5/22/2017.

Femoral Anteversion
http://www.childrenshospital.org/conditions-and-treatments/conditions/f/femoral-anteversion/symptoms-and-causes
Boston Children’s Hospital. Femoral Anteversion Overview. Web. 5/22/2017.

Today News Story on W Sitting
http://www.today.com/parents/why-w-sitting-really-not-so-bad-kids-after-all-t69806
Pawlowski, A. Today. Why W Sitting is Really Not So Bad for Kids After All. Web. 5/22/2017.

Child Development
Sensory Processing
Special Needs