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:
http://www.growinghandsonkids.com
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:
https://ajot.aota.org
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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Typical Development 7 to 12 Months of Age Episode 36

On this Episode I talk about the typical developmental milestones for the ages of 7-12 months.

Protective Extension of Arms Backward
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Whole Hand Grasp Development
http://www.growinghandsonkids.com

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 – United States
http://www.eclipsewise.com

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Transition to School Episode 34

On this episode I talk about the transition from Early Intervention to Early Childhood, and the transition from summer to back to school for parents, teachers, and therapists.

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Special Needs
Early Intervention
Early Childhood
Occupational Therapy


Sensory Over-Stimulation Episode 31 Developmental Milestones

On this episode, I discuss what happens when people become Over-stimulated due to sensory processing issues.

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Sensory Processing
Developmental Milestones
Autism
Child Development


Toothbrushing and Sensory Processing Issues Episode 30

On this episode, I discuss issues with toothbrushing in kids with Sensory Processing sensitivities. The topic includes brushing teeth and home and at the dentist office.

Research Study:
http://ajot.aota.org
Stein, Leah I., et al. “Oral Care and Sensory Concerns in Autism.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 Sept. 2012, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1851619&resultClick=3. Accessed 6 Sept. 2017.

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Nuk Brush for Oral Motor Skills


Nuk brush is great for introducing oral motor stimulation to kids with Sensory Processing Disorder.


Jigglers for Oral Motor Activities


These cute animals vibrate when you twist the handle/post. Kids can use them to stimulate their mouth for awareness, or use them to help become desensitized through the vibrations.


Jumbo Nuts and Bolts Set for Fine Motor Skills


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.


Sleep in Children with Sensory Processing Issues Episode 27

On this episode, I discuss the topic of sleep in children with sensory processing issues. Many kids who have sensory issues will have a difficult time falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. I discuss some strategies to try when you have a child who has trouble sleeping due to sensory issues.

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Sensory Squeezee Bed Sheets for Sleeping: http://www.sensorystretchyz.com
AJOT article abstract:
http://ajot.aota.org

Vasak, Mark, et al. “Sensory Processing and Sleep in Typically Developing Infants and Toddlers.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 July 2015, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=2360711. Accessed 6 Sept. 2017.

Dream Pad: https://dreampadsleep.com

Sensory Processing Disorder
Infant and Child Development
Occupational Therapy