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April 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Over 40 “Must-Have” Popular Tools for Autism

Experience DOES matter! With the accessibility and use of social media, therapists, parents, and caregivers are better able to find out what tools have worked best for other children with autism. In turn, this research can open up ideas which can help their own children with autism.  There are…

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Added by Tobi Isaacs on April 30, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

An Amazing Miss America Contestant

Somehow I missed this wonderful story from earlier this year!   I was at a hair salon the other evening and while waiting for my appointment I was perusing the usual stack of magazines when I came across this article from Glamour entitled: Meet the Most Popular Girl in America (P.S. She has Autism)  That’s right Miss Montana 2012 Alexis Wineman was diagnosed with autism at age 11. She overcame…

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Added by Cecilia Cruse on April 24, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Essence of Occupational Therapy

Continuing our month long celebration of OT month, I came across this adorable video that does a beautiful job in explaining some of the key components of sensory integration as part of the scope of pediatric occupational therapy.  These kids just look like they are having a blast, but note all the skills that are being built into the fun.   Balance and core stability, motor planning, self-confidence, sequencing skills, building shoulder (proximal) strength and stability for handwriting..…

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Added by Cecilia Cruse on April 17, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Earlier is Better When It Comes to Autism

Based on a wealth of research, we know that the earlier a child receives intervention the greater and more positive the impact. Although difficult to cope with in the beginning stages, this is most true for children with autism.…

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Added by Tobi Isaacs on April 11, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Autism Awareness in April and Everyday

I always find it curious to have special months creating awareness. While I think it is a good idea as a reminder to everyone, I think it also promotes the idea that we only need to concentrate on specific topics at a specific time. That is why I wear an autism wristband every day; have an autism puzzle piece on the…

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Added by Hannah Ehrli on April 10, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

April is OT Month!

Seems there are many things to celebrate in the month of April…including Occupational Therapy! Yes April is OT Month and as a therapist myself, it’s like having a month long birthday!  If you are a parent or caregiver with a child with special needs or a teacher that works with exceptional students, then you may be very familiar with the role an OT can play in helping to promote independence in sensory motor, cognitive, social and daily living skills development.  To learn more about the…

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Added by Cecilia Cruse on April 2, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

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