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April 2014 Blog Posts (3)

Autism/OT Month: Understanding the Distinction between Sensory Integration and Sensory-Based Strategies

There are many interventions and treatment techniques for assisting children diagnosed with autism.

Research indicates that about 90% of children diagnosed with autism also have sensory processing challenges. Therefore sensory processing must be evaluated.

Two of my favorite standardized rating scales are the Sensory…

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Added by Rick Ruess on April 14, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

3 Quick Inclusion Tips for Students on the Spectrum

 About 1 in 68 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from the CDC (Center for Disease Control).  April is Autism Awareness Month. If you know a child on the spectrum, consider these tips as part of a good sensory lifestyle and help promote inclusion in daily activities.…

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Added by Cecilia Cruse on April 14, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

How Video Games Benefit Children with Autism

Touted previously as an inhibitor of brain…

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Added by Kyle H. Albert on April 8, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

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