Make Your Own Bilateral Bat, Two-Handled Pull and Zoom Ball Activities

The following bilateral sensory activities are easy to individualize, age appropriate for both children and adults and can be used…

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Anti-Gravity Positions: Prone Extension and Supine Flexion

Prone Extension Between 6 and 12 months of age a typically developing baby is so strong that when placed on…

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How to Provide Proprioception: Using Resistive Fine-Motor Activities

Squeeze, Push, Pull! Activities that involve squeezing, pushing or pulling provide proprioceptive sensory stimulation to the hand joints and muscles.…

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Trader Joe’s Cone Holder Insertion/Stacking Tasks

I always thought that those orange holders at the Trader’s Joe store designed to clip onto the cart and hold…

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Autism and Play Skills

Babies first interact with the world by wiggling their arms and legs with no apparent purpose other than enjoying movement.…

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Using Reinforcement to Build Hand Skills

What is Behavior Modification? A basic principle in shaping or modifying behaviors is that people want to repeat an action…

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Autism Spectrum Disorders and Handwriting

Handwriting is arguably one of the most difficult fine-motor skills a young child is required to learn. Not every child…

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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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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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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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