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Do kids with autism benefit from occupational therapy and how?

Do kids with autism benefit from occupational therapy and how?

Yes: It helps to desensitize children with autism to normal world stimulation such as the feeling of clothing, or sounds or smells or sensations in the mouth. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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Will children with ADHD truly benefit from behavior therapy?

Will children with ADHD truly benefit from behavior therapy?

They can: Well-designed and applied behavioral therapy is as effective in controlling adhd symptoms as are adhd medications. However, both require ongoing use to maintain efficacy. Adhd is a chronic disorder & no current interventions offer a cure, so be sure to use interventions you can sustain over time. With maturity, children may be able to take over aspects of self-monitoring, but structure is key. ...Read more

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How can occupational therapy benefit someone with JRA?

How can occupational therapy benefit someone with JRA?

Help upper extremiti: Can help your treatment for hands and upper extremity. Your rheumatologist can help guide you in this therapy. ...Read more

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Is there good rehabilitation for kids with pvl to help them with motor coordination?

Is there good rehabilitation for kids with pvl to help them with motor coordination?

Good peds OT and PT: Kids with pvl are at greater risk for cerebral palsy among other neuromuscular disorders. There is excellent rehab for kids with pvl, and most of them involve repetitive movement and relearning how to make normal movements, recruiting more brain to enable the movement to happen. Good pt and ot will help with that, and most major centers have them. The local support groups will know the good names. ...Read more

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How can therapy help aid a child with severe mental disorders to prevent them from becoming a full fledged mental patient?

How can therapy help aid a child with severe mental disorders to prevent them from becoming a full fledged mental patient?

Reduces symptoms: Therapy can improve outcomes and change the trajectory of a child. The mechanisms are many including reduction of anxiety, reducing stress, improving adaptability, improving interpersonal dynamics and enhancing academic progression. Each of these phenomena can improve the prognosis of a child. For example, ocd treated with cognitive behavioral therapy shows improvements in brain function. ...Read more

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What is play therapy and could help my patients with their rehabilitation?

What is play therapy and could help my patients with their rehabilitation?

An approach for kids: Play therapy covers a wide array of interventions often used especially with younger children as a way of engaging them and getting information indirectly about what is bothering them. There is not a single form of play therapy, and it can be used in many ways from just providing structure to the session to actually being a key part of therapy itself. ...Read more

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Do children with downs need speech therapy for tongue placement and eating?

Do children with downs need speech therapy for tongue placement and eating?

Often: Downs syndrome babies can have feeding problems and speech problems and often will require help and/or therapy. ...Read more

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Karins been receiving language therapy for 11 yrs, shes autistic. No form of communication they have tried pecs, signing etc. How can I help her?

Autism problems: The services of a behavior analyst may help and a picture board or book for your child to point to for his/her needs may be of some help. Find a behavioral psychologist /behavior analyst with a BCBA certification and skilled with autism. ...Read more

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How does playing with other children help a toddler's physical health?

How does playing with other children help a toddler's physical health?

Exercise: Play is a form of exercise and if helps in development of muscles and coordination of movement. It also strengthens bones. Effect on mental well being is equally important. ...Read more

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How can occupational therapy help me as a disabled person?

How can occupational therapy help me as a disabled person?

Lots of ways!: On ot can help you to do the adl's (activites of daily living) that you as a disabled person need to be able to do to be as independenta as you can. They will teach you how to care for your self, you personal grooming, cooking, cleaing, toileting, and the activites you do every day. They will show you easier ways, better ways, short cuts and provide you with assistive devices to help you. ...Read more

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How do occupational therapists help people with eye injuries to ambulate safely?

How do occupational therapists help people with eye injuries to ambulate safely?

Training: Depending on the eye injury and amount of vision loss, they show them ways of judging their environment that don't involve using one or both eyes. ...Read more

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From your experience , do memorin and attend really help with ADHD patients ?

From your experience , do memorin and attend really help with ADHD patients ?

Not clear: These are so-called "homeopathic" products, but aren't being prescribed in accord with basic homeopathic principles of precisely matching patient symptoms to the medicine given. Homeopathy as a system of medicine can help people with adhd, yet it requires appropriate case-taking 1st. The remedy you need (based on your unique symptoms) could be in the bottles -- but if not, they won't help. ...Read more

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Problems with special education teacher and program. Help please. We have few options for our child with autism?

Problems with special education teacher and program. Help please. We have few options for our child with autism?

Too little info: I sympathize, but your question is so general, it is impossible to offer a specific answer. If you think the problem truly is the teacher, speak to the principal or special educataion counselor at the school. You can request a new iep at any time, which may include looking at private school options if child not recieving adequate care. If needed, seek a lawyer specializing in this area. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why do people with autism love swimming/water?

Could use expert help with why do people with autism love swimming/water?

Not all do: Not all people with autism love swimming in water. I've known some who seemed very afraid of it. People with autism have problems in 3 crucial areas of development: social interaction, language and behavior. Beyond that, their autism symptoms and severity can vary greatly. They may perform repetitive movements and have specific rituals -- getting upset with even slight changes. ...Read more

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Do people sometimes teach someone with autism how to live like someone without autism?

Do people sometimes teach someone with autism how to live like someone without autism?

Teaching 2 Live Well: Autism is a spectrum often with out intellectual deficits. It is so common we have many therapies. W/o impairment of intellect, autism is just another challenge like poor hearing, asthma, or OCD. No one wishes for these but therapy - behavioral tools or medications - is available. Using tools & finding abilities can allow everyone to thrive . NEGU Never Give Up. ...Read more

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How can occupational therapy help my disabled child?

How can occupational therapy help my disabled child?

Depends: It really depends on the disability. The term occupational therapy is really inaccurate. In most cases it has nothing to do with an occupation. Ots are trained to help people with disabilities learn compensatory strategies to maximize their function. They also tend to focus on problems related to use of the upper extremities in particular. Ots work with kids all the time and are extremely helpful. ...Read more

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How can physical therapy help children with torticollis?

How can physical therapy help children with torticollis?

See below: The pt will allow stretching and strengthening of the neck muscles. ...Read more

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What do occupational therapists in mental health do? They get involved with counseling or educating patients?

What do occupational therapists in mental health do? They get involved with counseling or educating patients?

Teach living skills: Occupational therapists assist patients to improve their ability to function in life by focusing on improvement of activities and instrumental activities of daily living. They assess motor and cognitive abilities and assist people w/ disabilities in grooming, bathing, dressing themselves, & functioning in a work place. They counsel, help clients problem solve & teach the use of adaptive equipment. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more


Dr. Isaak Halegoua
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Occupational Therapy (Definition)

Occupational therapy is a type of physical therapy to improve one's engagement of activities of daily living and their occupation. It includes reintroducing daily tasks of living including physical and mental task to help one improve a type of disability. Hand therapy is also a ...Read more