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


Table Top Scissors for One Handed Use


These table top scissors are great for kids who want to use scissors but have a difficult time holding both the paper and the scissors at the same time, and in a coordinated manner. The kids can hold the paper up in place at the scissors, and just push down on the lever to make them cut. A great tool which can help them be independent with a difficult fine motor task.


One handed button hook


These are handy little devices for those people who have trouble managing buttons on your clothing using two hands! It will help pull the buttons through each button hole in your shirt using only one hand to get it done.


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


Tummy Time for Child Development Episode 11 Special Needs Topics

This is Episode 11 of my podcast, but the first Episode under the new name Milestones. The previous name of this podcast was The Special Needs Podcast. The same type of material will be presented here for people interested in Child Development, topics surrounding Children with Special Needs, Sensory Processing Issues, Feeding Skills, and any other range of topics related to Child Development and Developmental Milestones.

In this Episode I discuss “tummy time” and why it is important for all babies to have tummy time regularly!

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Safe to Sleep Website: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/sts/Pages/default.aspx
or http://www.healthychildcare.org/pdf/SIDStummytime.pdf
Positional Plagiocephaly (Flattened Head): http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/positional-plagiocephaly.html#

Special Needs
Sensory Processing
Child Development


Visual Sensory Processing Episode 9 Special Needs Topics

On this show I discuss Visual Sensory Processing as it relates to kids. Visual Sensory Processing is explained in detail, plus suggestions are given for things to look for with these kids and how to possibly help them when appropriate.

Sun Shade for Strollers: Sun Shade for Strollers (Long). Universal Adjustable SPF 30+ Sunshade with See Through. Your Baby Will See the World and Will Be Protected.. by IntiMom

Sensory Processing
Child Development
Special Needs


Set of 4 Tactile Sensory Processing Toys!!


This set of 4 toys has some popular toys that can be helpful with kids who like to squeeze and play with toys that have different textures. These can also be good for encouraging kids who don’t like to touch things with textures! Even kids who don’t have any issues with Sensory Processing would love these!!
This one comes with 4 balls that all have different textures and colors!


Tactile Sensory Processing Episode 3 Special Needs Topics

Episode 3: Tactile Sensory Processing

In this Episode of The Special Needs Podcast, I talk about one aspect of Tactile Sensory Processing.  In my Occupational Therapy practice with kids and families I see issues with this area a lot!  There are so many things to talk about, that I will be breaking this one up into multiple episodes in order to try and keep things from getting too confusing!

Today, I am focusing mostly on kids that have some sensitivities to things touching them, and I give one long example with explanations.

Please email with questions and comments to: allison@mymidwesttherapy.com


https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tactile-sensory-processing-episode-3/id1224952168?i=1000384477074&mt=2

Special Needs
Child Development
Sensory Processing