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.

 


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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These are handy little items for kids with weak grasp or low endurance for writing activities.  They are also helpful for kids that have trouble closing their last 2-3 fingers to hold the pencil with only their thumb and first finger or thumb, index, and middle fingers.


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.

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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.


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One example of a visually stimulating toy that can be calming for kids with visual sensory processing issues.  It can give them something to focus on that will block out other types of stimulation temporarily.


Visual Sensory Processing Episode 48

On this episode, I talk about a real life example of visual sensory over stimulation.  I give additional details on what to look for in kids who get visually over stimulated and kids that are visual sensory seekers.

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Halloween Tips for Kids with Autism Episode 47

On this episode, I give some tips for Halloween for parents of kids with Autism.  Tips include planning ahead and ideas for the actual night events!

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Autism and Vitamin D Study
Feng, J, et al. “Clinical improvement following vitamin D3 supplementation in Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Nutritional neuroscience., U.S. National Library of Medicine, June 2017, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26783092.

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Top 5 Infant Developmental Milestones Episode 46

On this episode I talk about 5 of the most important milestones for infants, why they are important, and how to encourage your infant to do the activities for those milestones.

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