Tank Top Alternatives to Donning A Bra

Donning a bra causes shoulder pain! I am a 67 year old retired Recycling Occupational Therapist with a history of…

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Fun and Effective Activities to Teach Buttoning Skills

Dressing skills develop substantially during the 2nd year of life. They are wonderful bilateral activities! Repetitive, button manipulation activities will…

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Executive Functioning, Autism and Hand Skills

What is Executive Functioning? An excerpt from From Flapping to Function: A Parent’s Guide to Autism and Hand Skills. The…

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Hypermobility, Posture and Back Pain

I have had hypermobile joints all my life! Of course, I didn’t know what that was 67 years ago, when…

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Developmental Disabilities and Switches to Activate Battery-Operated Devices

Many children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are more willing to engage in activities that provide a…

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Developing the Tripod Grasp

Just as a baby gradually develops more mature grasps (such as the pincer) to hold and manipulate objects, her grasp…

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From Patting to Pincer

A fetus’s nervous system enables her to kick, push and reposition while still snug inside the womb. After birth, the…

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