Occupational Therapy Works on Child’s Fine Motor Skills

Nov. 15, 2019, 2:12 a.m.

One aspect of Occupational Therapy is to work on a child’s fine motor skills, so they understand the concept of grasp and release. An early intervention program in Occupational Therapy stimulates natural curiosity while addressing Visual perception, Problem solving and Coordination. 

Smaller muscles, like muscles in the hands, fingers, and wrists are used for these skills. This practice addresses difficulties in eating, buttoning, clothing, writing, holding small items like pencil, eraser, turning pages in a book, cutting with scissors, and using keyboards. 

A few activities for fine motor are:
1.     Beading with thread/pipe cleaners
  • Different sizes of beads
  • Random beading
  • Sequential beading
2.     Sorting

Occupational Therapy is an Evidence-Based Practice

Nov. 8, 2019, 4:42 a.m.

Occupational Therapy is a science driven practice which like any other, gives measurable outcomes. The significance of a practice like this is that it ensures effective treatment techniques. 

In pediatrics, play-based activities/play therapy allows children to develop skills such as turn taking, sharing or even basics like counting. Play therapy refers to playing with purpose as it is otherwise called is basically a structured game or activity. These games have to be led by a therapist or the parent. Games played along with families help support and encourage togetherness, strengthening and positive behavior (how to cope with losing a game, turn …


Tips and tricks on how to plan holidays for children with autism

Nov. 1, 2019, 8:14 a.m.

Everyone deserves to soak up some sun! 

As we know, autism affects everyone in different ways. To make it easier for you, here are some general tips that probably might be helpful for you and your child to enjoy your vacation and look forward to another one:

  • The first thing you can do to begin is to inform your flight attendants in advance. Sending an email with a list of information that addresses food preferences, allergies and communication abilities will prepare them well. 
  • Make a book with pictures or show your child some videos about the place that you’re planning to visit. 
  • Try and …


Myth: Children eventually grow out of ADHD

Oct. 16, 2019, 5:45 a.m.

FACT: ADHD changes overtime, but rarely does one outgrow it.
William Barbesi, MD, once said in a press release that we are all stuck in a mindset that believes ADHD is just one of those irritating childhood problems that is over treated. There needs to be an approach to ADHD as we have for diabetes. The base of care needs to be made keeping the long-term in mind. 
One of the largest research of its kind says that 1/3 of people who have ADHD as children, continue to have the same even when they become adults and also get more vulnerable towards …


Myth: ADHD is a learning disability

Oct. 11, 2019, 3:40 p.m.

FACT: ADHD isn't a learning disability; be that as it may, it makes learning troublesome. For instance, it is difficult to realize when you battle to concentrate on what your educator is stating or when you must sit in one place and focus on a task in front of you. You can face both. Learning disabilities and ADHD frequently co-exist. Kids with ADHD are bound to have learning disabilities as compared to kids who don't have ADHD. 
Learning includes utilizing the official elements (executive functions) of the brain especially the capacity to pay attention, focus, connect with an errand and utilize …


5 Proven Ways To Improve Child's Behaviour Autism Spectrum Disorder

Oct. 11, 2019, 3:40 p.m.

The sheer need to follow a routine, difficulty switching from one activity to the other or trouble using and understanding language appropriately are a few of the common reasons that affect the behavior of the child who under the Autism Spectrum.

Much because of the delay in language skills, the child often coveys his/her thoughts and feeling through behavior.The methods of expression may be inappropriate like shouting, screaming, or aggression towards self and others posing a challenge in understanding and supporting the child.

It is important to understand that there are NO quick fixes for altering these types of behaviour.Let’s check a …


Role of Grand Parents in the world of Autism

Oct. 11, 2019, 3:40 p.m.

Grand Parents In The World Of Autism – The Light And Support

There is nothing in this world that can be compared to the unconditional and boundless love that a grandparent feels for their grandchild.

Being a grandparent of a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is quite like being a grandparent of any other child. Grandparents can play a very important role in the growth and development of the child.Parents have to manage and coordinate a lot of responsibilities.

In these situations, grandparents can be a huge support and sharing responsibility with more extended roles in the lives of the …