Keyboarding or Handwriting

What is the Answer for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders? By: Roxanne Thompson, OTR Children with autism spectrum disorders have many great thoughts and ideas to share with the world they live in. Giving them a method of sharing their written ideas is an important challenge we face as therapist, educators, and parents. How do…

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Case study for occupational therapy

Ari* is a 7 year old with a diagnosis of autism (ASD), who was referred to our clinic for occupational therapy evaluation. His pediatrician recommended our clinic since we specialize in treatment of children with ASD and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. His parents were concerned that Ari had sensory, fine motor and attention deficits…

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Picky Eater or Food Jagger?

What is Food Jagging? Food Jagging is when a child wants to eat the same foods, prepared the same way, every day and sometimes even every meal. When a child ‘jags’ on a particular food, it is likely that they will eventually tire of that food and eliminate it entirely from their diet. While eliminating…

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