Brachial Plexus Injuries at Birth Episode 21 Child Development

On this show I discuss the different types of brachial plexus injuries, what the brachial plexus is, and how the injuries can affect babies and toddlers.

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Research Article: Kinesio Arm Taping as Prophylaxis Against the development of Erb’s Engram.
http://ac.els-cdn.com/S2090123212000641/1-s2.0-S2090123212000641-main.pdf?_tid=2ebd8f38-54fa-11e7-b3c1-00000aab0f6b&acdnat=1497882096_080172268f3f3c2c8a321035401b2851
Radwa S. ElKhatib. Emam H. ElNegmy. Amina H. Salem. AbdelAziz A. Sherief
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jare.2012.08.006
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2090123212000641

Plexus Definition: http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/plexus
Brachial Plexus injury information:
http://www.birthinjuryguide.org/brachial-plexus-injury/
Brachial Plexus Info
http://bcchr.ca/brachial-plexus/treatment/splint

Special Needs
Occupational Therapy
Child Development


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


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


Siblings of Children With Special Needs Episode 17 and Child Development

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!

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Research Article:
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].
https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15493

Special Needs
Child Development
Autism
Occupational Therapy


Melissa & Doug Wooden 1″ Blocks


These little wooden blocks are the perfect size for toddlers! They can easily hold onto the blocks, and build towers, trains, or whatever else they can think of! The letters and pictures on the sides are great for encouraging language development as well!


Developmental Milestones with Babies who are Born Premature Episode 16

On this episode I discuss developmental milestones in babies who are born premature or preterm, and how they could be affected by their premature birth. Medical complications are considered as well.

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Research Article: Visual orienting and attention deficits in 5- and
10-month-old preterm infants
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4530987/
Ross-Sheehy, Shannon., Perone, Sammy., Macek, Kelsi., Eschman, Bret. Infant Behavior and Development (2017) 46: 80-90. website.

Child Development
Special Needs
Sensory Processing
Developmental Milestones


Classroom Considerations for Teachers and Kids with Special Needs Episode 15

In this episode I discuss possible considerations for teachers to use with children in their classrooms. These ideas could benefit both kids with and without special needs. Strategies are given for ways to potentially increase their attention to tasks as well as help them be calm when being over active or “wound up”.

Research Article: http://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1851485
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July/August 2011, Vol. 65, 393-399. doi:10.5014/ajot.2011.000554
Wittfitt Website: https://www.wittfitt.com/product-category/stability-balls/

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Child Development
Sensory Processing
Occupational Therapy
Special Needs


Weighted Sensory Lap Pad


Weighted lap pads can be a calming strategy to use with kids who are feeling fidgety and wound up or anxious. The weight on their lap can provide some deep pressure which could be enough to make them feel calm and ready to sit and learn.