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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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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Why Vertical or Angled Surfaces Promote Fine-Motor Skills

There are several advantages to attaching toys, creating games, and even writing on vertical or angled surfaces as opposed to…

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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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Scissors: Occupational Therapy Tips

Cutting with scissors is one of the most challenging fine motor skills! Providing the right scissors, teaching correct techniques, and…

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Hippotherapy: How a Horse Helps Children with Sensory Processing Disorders

  The healing powers of horses have been recognized for thousands of years with the earliest recorded mention in the…

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