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Dyspraxia Diagnosis and Treatment

Last year Prof. Sara Rosenblum of the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Haifa performed a study on 40 children to determine if there is a way to scientifically diagnose Dyspraxia from objective measurements of handwriting. Using a … Continue reading

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Sensory Dentistry

Going to the dentist can be a traumatic and emotional experience for a child.  Add the challenges of a sensory processing disorder and the issues are multiplied. Here are some pointers to help plan and implement a successful first visit … Continue reading

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Research, Therapy, and Special Education

What is sensory processing disorder? What causes it? Can it be cured? What are the best treatment protocols? These questions pertain to the actual condition. There is another set of questions whose answers depend on the answers to the first … Continue reading

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(not just) Music to Their Ears (part 4)

There are many sound therapy systems on the market today. Here is a brief overview of the three most popular ‘Structured’ systems in use by Occupational Therapists.  Whichever product you prefer, it is important to keep in mind it will … Continue reading

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A Very Happy Birthday Party

My precious Ella was nearly five when her anxiety levels unexpectedly shot through the roof with the start at a new preschool.  With her 5th birthday fast approaching in late September, Ella asked to have her friends over, but requested … Continue reading

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(not just) Music to Their Ears (part 3)

Sound Therapy improves sensory integration when used in connection with Occupational Therapy for sensory processing issues.  Since no two children are alike, each sound therapy program is customized to the needs of the child after a full sensory evaluation.  Testimonials … Continue reading

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(not just) Music to their Ears (Part 2)

In Part 1 I discussed what is sound therapy, some of the symptoms that have been helped with sound therapy and a brief anecdotal statement of its effectiveness. Listening is the active and motivated process of tuning into and filtering … Continue reading

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