A great chunky wooden inset puzzle for toddlers to practice their fine motor skills and matching skills. You can also work on language for labeling the shapes and colors!
This game is great for bilateral skills – using both hands together to turn the pieces. Wrist control and hand coordination is used to twist the pieces to come off or go back on.
Fine Motor Skills are used in this game to use the tongs to pick up the pieces, and to use fingers to get the pieces out of the muffin tin. Great for matching and cognitive skills as well!
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:
Wikipedia Greek Doctor: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asclepiades_of_Bithynia
AJOT OT WWI article
Fine Motor Skills
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.
International Journal of Science Culture and SportJune2016: 4(2)ISSN : 2148-1148Doi :10.14486/IntJSCS509
Sehmus ASLAN1, Ummuhan BAS ASLAN
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!
See the inspiring story of the twins graduating high school and walking across the stage together: https://www.facebook.com/mymidwesttherapy/
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].