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The Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Children with Autism

Autism is classified as a developmental disorder that affects brain functions, creating social impairments, difficulty in communication and restricted behavioral patterns. While there is a wide spectrum of the severity of autism, some autistic children could greatly benefit from occupational therapy services. Children with autism typically suffer from sensory problems and are delayed in developing certain behaviors and social skills. Occupational therapy can help a child with their independence and competence because it focuses on the performance enhancement of daily activities. Some of the challenges that occupational therapy can help a child with autism overcome include the following: Feeding themselves..  - Read More

Fine Motor Skills in Infants and Toddlers: Development Timeline

Fine motor skills are precise thumb,   finger, hand and wrist movements. These small movements can range from picking up objects to using a pair of scissors, and are extremely important in any child’s development. Many parents may not know how developed their child’s fine motor skills should be at certain ages, so we have put together a timeline for you to follow and check against. Newborn – 3 Months: Babies will react to objects and try to reach for them, but will be unable to grab them. As vision develops and it works with grabbing, infants will be able..  - Read More

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