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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Treating Individuals with Self-Injurious Behaviors

What is Self-Injurious Behavior? Many children and adults with and without disabilities engage in what is called self-injurious behavior (SIB).…

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Functional Vision Do-It-Yourself Activities

What is Functional Vision? In my book From Flapping to Function: A Parent’s Guide to Autism and  Hand Skills,  I describe…

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How “Success-Only” Activities Promote Learning

Many years ago, I worked at a day program training adults with developmental disabilities and noticed that some of them…

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What is a Sensory Modulation Disorder?

Types of Sensory Processing Disorders  Understanding Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) is complex because there are three primary diagnostic groups, and…

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Hypotonia, Postural Control and Sensory Processing Disorders

A baby’s motor development depends on good muscle tone to hold his head up, roll, sit and perform other milestones.…

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