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3-D ‘Occupational Therapy’ for Children: Virtual Muscle Machine for Kids With Disabilities

September 17, 2010

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It was her love of ballet that led her to work with children who have motor disabilities. The retired dancer, now an occupational therapist, is pioneering a new “virtual” method to analyze movement patterns in children ― and more effectively treat those with debilitating motor disorders. Dr. Dido Green of Tel Aviv University’s Department of […]

Causes and Treatment of Poor Fine Motor Control

September 16, 2010

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The primary cause of fine motor control problems is a lack or over abundance in muscle mass. A child having high muscle tone may make mistakes based on the over activation of muscles, resulting in activities being sloppy or even clumsy in nature. A child having low muscle tone is quite common; a child with low muscle tone may struggle to maintain even the smallest control of a pencil or even scissors. Small feats like finger movement may prove to be an extreme effort for a child with low muscle tone.

Fine Motor Control in Children

September 16, 2010

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Fine motor skills are important to a child's development. Not having these skills can interfere with school and home activities. It is important to understand the difference between fine motor skills and gross motor skills. Fine motor skills are those skills that require smaller, more delicate movement; usually using the smaller motion with an emphasis on the coordination of those movements. Gross motor skills are those skills using the larger muscles in the body, those to run, jump and move about.

Award-Winning Occupational Therapy Website Provides Easy Access to Activity Plans for Children

September 8, 2010

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A new solution for parents and caregivers to help children develop motor skill acuity. The newly designed OTPlan.com website is an innovative search engine that provides occupational therapists, parents and educators with simple and creative occupational therapy activities designed to help children master daily tasks.