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Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today

According to CDC (2017), ADHD is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder of childhood typically characterized by inattention, impulsiveness, or hyperactivity. One of the most noticeable trait of this condition is the child’s overly need for constant motion. For instance, a child with ADHD usually has trouble focusing. Sitting for a long period of time causes restlessness, thus he or she …

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What is Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT)?

Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (aka SIPT) is a standardized assessment tool composed of 17 subtests used in assessing sensory integration deficits and sensory processing or perception associated with a particular function. SIPT is designed to determine and understand the relationship between a child’s behavior and learning ability. SIPT covers four major areas such as motor-free visual perception (ability to …

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Crawling, Sensory Integration, and Child Development

Most parents are thrilled whenever a child walks in advance and skips the crawling period. Some people perceives early walking as a “breakthrough”, a good measure of independence and / or speed. Although walking is a key stage in child development, encouraging an infant to crawl is very ideal. When an infant begins to move forward using both hands and …

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Is it Behavior or Sensory Processing?

Some people are often confused about their child’s action and behavior. For instance, they could throw a fit for no reason. There may be times when kids exhibit an odd behavior or visible signs of discomfort when they see, hear, smell, feel, or taste something unpleasant. Past experiences could determine potential thoughts and actions as well. Though it is greatly …

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Sesame Place: First Certified Autism Center Theme Park in the World

In our previous blog, we featured the newest Sesame Street character named Julia, a muppet with Autism. Indeed, the general audience certainly welcomed “Julia” with much love, warmth, and support. Recently, Sesame Street has added to their list of accomplishments the title – “First amusement park in the world designated as Certified Autism Center”. Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pennsylvania was …

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“Pencil Grasp”

How a child holds and uses a pencil is one of the fine motor skills that follows a developmental sequence. Bone structures and muscles of the shoulders, arms, and hands contribute significantly to an efficient pencil grasp. Multiple resources, strategic tools, writing preparatory materials, and technology are made available to parents and educators to help build this essential skill. Although …

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APRIL is OT Month!!!

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY MONTH April is a special month for all Occupational Therapists and OT Providers in the country. We recognize their efforts to provide necessary intervention and activities to facilitate better functionality and body training in various setting. When a certain medical condition, injury, diagnosis, or situation seems to challenge our skills and daily routine, Occupational Therapy serves as the …

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Join the “Kids Obstacle Challenge” in Washington, DC on June 2, 2018!!!

Are you looking for a different adventure and fun activity for your kids ages 5-16 years old? What about some outdoor obstacle course races with other kids? Does a “Free Run” for parents interest you? If you need that extra physical activity for the whole family, great family bonding, and unforgettable experience for the kids – this event is for …

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The Benefits of Vision Therapy

Normal eyesight, optics, and range of view dictates the perception, cognitive ability, quality of movement, and good functionality of a person. When sensorimotor problems affect one’s vision, poor mental processing or weak execution of actions are evident. Over the years, researchers and health practitioners worked towards finding another alternative to correct vision apart from wearing prescribed glasses or undergoing an …

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IEP or 504 Plan?

Eligibility for services in school and community has always been a very popular discussion and argument. While leaders in our country continue to seek ways to provide the best and appropriate services for the special education, debates regarding qualifications and requirements for various programs are still ongoing. Free trainings, seminars, and informal classes are some avenues that promote education and …

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