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Benefits of Vibroacoustic Therapy

Posted on Aug 18, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Often healing and standard therapy can be supplemented with alternative methods of healing and recovery. Our bodies respond to a multitude of external stimuli and when any injury or other malady impacts us all that we crave is relief. This can come in the form of prescription drugs or physical/occupational therapy.

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Posted in Sensory Massage

Tactile Stimulation: Therapy for Stroke, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia Patients

Posted on Jul 13, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

As we age the risk of strokes, Alzheimer’s, and other cognitive disorders such as dementia increases. Once these scourges have reared their ugly heads, recovery or maintaining quality of life can be a long, difficult road with many bumps. One of the options available to physical/occupational therapist is the use of tactile stimulation. This type of therapy is known as sensory stimulation therapy.

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Posted in Tactile Stimulation

A Weighted Vest Can Help!!

Posted on Jul 07, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Many children diagnosed with autism have a hard time calming themselves down or concentrating on certain tasks. Therapy designed to calm these children or help them focus can sometimes benefit from the use of weighted therapy. This type of therapy can also be called deep-touch therapy.

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Posted in Relaxation

Floor Sitter - Giving The Support They Need

Posted on Jul 05, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Autism is a developmental disorder that affects every child differently. The one seemingly common thread to every child on the autism spectrum is a lack of normal development. Occupational therapy can benefit children affected by autism by improving motor skills such as posture and balance. The use of a floor sitter can help achieve some of these motor skill goals.

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Posted in Seating and Positioning

Choosing the Right Communication Aid

Posted on Nov 03, 2017 by Taikhum Sadiq

Communication Aids are devices or items that help an individual communicate more effectively with those around them.

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Posted in Speech Therapy

Using a Sensory Wrap for Vestibular Swing

Posted on Apr 12, 2017 by Kevin Cleary

Autism is a broad term for a variety of developmental disorders. Children on the autism spectrum can suffer from lack of verbal development, problems focusing, or even a lack of fine motor skill development. One problem children may encounter is the need to stimulate their vestibular system. Sensory integration therapy can utilize the play activity of swinging to help children.

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Posted in Vestibular Therapy

Childcare Tips for Winter

Posted on Jan 09, 2017 by Kevin Cleary

The cold, dark days of winter have a tendency to put a damper on that type of activity. Many times children are stuck in the house due to cold, winter weather. For those who are home with the children, this type of cabin fever can be frustrating. Our children have a lot of energy and that needs to be focused properly for everyone to get along. Entertaining a child in the house requires creativity.

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Finding the Right Pediatric Equipment

Posted on Dec 26, 2016 by Kevin Cleary

Special needs children who require therapy need the proper equipment in order to maximize the efficacy of their therapy. A child’s smaller body may not reap all the benefits that a therapy program could provide by using adaptive technology designed for adults. This is why equipment that is specifically designed for a child is preferred.

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