Typical Development 12-24 month old Toddler Episode 42

On this episode, I discuss the typical development of toddlers between the ages of 12-24 months (or 1-2 years).  All areas of development are included such as: gross motor, fine motor, language, cognition, social/emotional, and self help.

Speaking Presentation October 21st in Overland Park, KS

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Melissa & Doug Classic ABC Wooden Block Cart Educational Toy With 30 Solid Wood Blocks

The First Years Stacking Up Cups

Fisher-Price Little People Farm Animal Friends

Research Article:
Toddler Persistence Study
Bober, Sally J., et al. “Toddlers’ Persistence in the Emerging Occupations of Functional Play and Self-Feeding.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 July 2001, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1869010&resultClick=3. Accessed 29 Sept. 2017.

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Upcoming Speaking Event in Kansas by Allison Carter from the Milestones podcast

Child Development: Milestones & Sensory Processing
Information + Open Discussion for Parents of Young Children

Speaker: Allison Carter – Pediatric Occupational Therapist

October 21st, 2017

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Location:

Lakewood Middle School
6601 Edgewater Drive, Overland Park KS 66223

$20 Per Person, Limited Seating, Must Register in Advance!



Head Lag Infant Development Episode 41

In this episode, I talk about head lag in infant development.  Head lag is where you pull the infant to a sitting position and watch to see if their head lags behind or lifts along with their body.  I discuss potential red flags with head lag.

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Typical pull to sit:
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Typical and Atypical pull to sit head lag:
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Research Study:
https://ajot.aota.org
Flanagan, Joanne E., et al. “Head Lag in Infants at Risk for Autism: A Preliminary Study.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 Sept. 2012, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1851612&resultClick=3. Accessed 25 Sept. 2017.

Head lag website:
http://lifesciencesjournal.org

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Infant Bright Starts Floor Mirror

Perfect for encouraging infants to lift their head up during tummy time to strengthen their head and neck muscles!  Great for social play, language, and cognition too!


Auditory Processing Disorder Episode 40

On this episode, I talk about Auditory Processing versus Typical Toddler “Ignoring”.  This is a question so many parents of toddles with auditory processing issues have!  It can be difficult to tell if kids are acting certain ways because of sensory issues or just typical toddler behaviors.

Research Article
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Ahn, R. R., Miller, L. J., Milberger, S., & McIntosh, D. N. (2004). Prevalence of parents’ perceptions of sensory processing disorders among kindergarten children. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 58, 287–293.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD Episode 39

On this episode, I talk about the criteria for receiving a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  I am not qualified to diagnose anyone with Autism, but I can help you recognize some of the possible symptoms, and describe what the criteria for the diagnosis mean.

CDC Autism Diagnostic Criteria: https://www.cdc.gov
“Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 18 Apr. 2016, www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/hcp-dsm.html. Accessed 12 Sept. 2017.

Autism Speaks Diagnostic Criteria for Autism: https://www.autismspeaks.org
“DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria.” Autism Speaks, 28 July 2013, www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/diagnosis/dsm-5-diagnostic-criteria. Accessed 12 Sept. 2017.

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Grasp Development in Kids Episode 38

Today I will discuss the development of grasp from infants to kids as it relates to preparing for handwriting activities.

Grasp Website:
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Greutman, Heather, et al. “Typical Pencil Grasp Development for Kids.” Growing Hands-On Kids, 21 June 2017, www.growinghandsonkids.com/pencil-grasp-development-for-writing.html. Accessed 5 Sept. 2017.

Grasp Development Website:
http://foreverychild.ca

Research Article:
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Dennis, Julie L; Swinth, Yvonne. “Pencil Grasp and Children’s Handwriting Legibility During Different-Length Writing Tasks”. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March/April 2001, Vol. 55, 175-183. doi:10.5014/ajot.55.2.175

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Weighted Lap Pad

Weighted lap pads are a great addition to your child’s sensory diet needs. It can help provide deep pressure / proprioceptive input to help them feel calm.


Autism Engagement and Joint Attention Information Episode 37

On this episode I talk about ways to make connections with kids who have Autism both at home and in clinic or school settings.

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Research Article:
https://ajot.aota.org
Kinnealey, M., Pfeiffer, B., Miller, J., Roan, C., Shoener, R., & Ellner, M. L. (2012). Effect of classroom modification on
attention and engagement of students with autism or dyspraxia. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66,
511–519. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2012.004010

Autism Teacher Tip Sheet:
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Fisher Price Bright Beginnings Activity Walker


These walkers are perfect for the 7-18 month age range, where they are learning to pull to stand, and start taking some steps forward with assistance.