Shoe Tying Tips and Tools for Kids - The OT Toolbox
Ohhh, Shoe Tying. It can be trying for little ones. Kids will love this out-of-box shoe tying activity to teach kids to tie their shoes and practice shoe tying with an egg carton. Be sure to check out this massive shoe tying resource that has been recently updated so you can address all of the ... Read more
Upper Extremity Strength Measurement in Children with Cerebral Palsy
Physical Therapy published a systemic review of available instruments to measure upper extremity strength in children with cerebral palsy. The researchers identified 6 different measurement instruments. Two test-retest reliability studies were rated as “fair” for the level of evidence. All other studies were rated as “unknown” for the level of evidence. The researchers concluded the following: for measuring grip strength the Jamar® dynamometer is recommended to measure other muscle groups…
Benefits of Aquatic Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy - Your Therapy Source
Journal of Child Neurology published a research study on the effects of pediatric aquatic therapy on motor function, enjoyment, activities of daily living, and health-related quality of life for 11 children in the experimental group with spastic cerebral palsy of different motor abilities. The results indicated the following: 1. the pediatric aquatic therapy group had greater …
Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of nine inherited disorders that involve muscle weakness and wasting. Reviewed by a board-certified pediatrician.
Debby Elnatan, whose son Rotem has cerebral palsy, set out to invent a device that would allow him to stand upright and move and participate in activities with the rest of the family.
Nurturing Touch for Pediatric Cerebral Palsy
Author: Tina Allen. Title: Nurturing Touch for Pediatric Cerebral Palsy. Summary: Working with children teaches you many things, and makes you realize that being fully present is the difference between a positive...
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Teaching Motor Skills to Children with Cerebral Palsy and Similar Movement Disorders
Catalog No. 23393 All children with cerebral palsy and other conditions that result in gross motor delays need help and reinforcement to learn basic motor skills, usually with assistance from a physic
Sitting Postural Control, Focused Attention and Cerebral Palsy - Your Therapy Source
Pediatric Physical Therapy published research on whether focused attention changed as sitting postural control improved in 19 children with mild to moderate cerebral palsy (mean age 21.47 months). Each participant was evaluated for focused attention and sitting scores pre and post intervention. The intervention consisted of physical therapy sessions (perceptual motor training, home program and …