• April

    SLP

    Verified

    Master of Science, CCC - Speech-Language Pathologist

    Check out expert insights/tips on early feeding development❣️🤩🤓

    “I share that the primary issue arises when children become solely dependent on pouches for nutrition, missing out on essential chewing experiences needed to further oral motor development and exposing them to a limited range of tastes and textures.”

    “In many cases of selective eaters, I find that educating caregivers about toddlers and their relationship with food, and coaching them on fun food activities, relieves stress for both caregiver and child.” -Stefanie LaManna, Speech-Language Pathologist

    Stefanie goes on to share ways SLPs can support caregivers:
    💖Educate them of developmental expectations/indicators of pediatric feeding disorders that expand past picky eating
    💖Refer them to a dietitian for specific and individualized expectations regarding growth and weight gain
    💖Encourage engagement with their child in less stressful food-related activities that incorporate learning absent of demands to actually eat
    💖Suggest ways to make food fun so their child can explore foods without feeling pressured or overwhelmed

    Read full article in detail here: https://leader.pubs.asha.org/do/10.1044/2024-0501-picky-eaters-feeding-pouches-slp/full/

  • April

    SLP

    Verified

    Master of Science, CCC - Speech-Language Pathologist

    Did you know that childhood is a crucial period for not only speech language development but for building cognitive development?

    During times of today when screentime is at an all time high, social communication skills, motor planning, and attention difficulties are being experienced by children worldwide like never before.

    This summer, monitor your child’s overexposure to screen time and encourage your child’s participation in routine physical activities.

    Scientific studies show, children who are more physically active have increased chances of demonstrating improvement in the following areas:
    -focusing capabilities which include joint attention- coordinating one’s attention with others, attuning to stimuli and structured tasks presented for uninterrupted durations of time
    -memory recall- retrieving information and/or experiences from the past
    -emotional regulation- contributes to one’s ability to respond to the ongoing demands of experiences and process a variety of emotions; monitoring, evaluating, and modifying emotional reactions
    -executive functions- contributes to one’s ability to select and monitor behaviors that can facilitate the accomplishment of one’s goals
    -social communication skills- interacting with others whether it be verbal and/or nonverbal communication in addition to understanding why and how one communicates

    Improvements in all the aforementioned areas can yield to higher academic performance.

  • Hadil

    OT

    Verified

    Occupational Therapist

    Hello! This study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of using play and song strategies towards developing pre-reading
    and pre-writing skills among preprimary pupils .

  • Hadil

    OT

    Verified

    Occupational Therapist

    Children with ADHD characterised with inattention, hyperactive & impulsive behaviour due to
    such character their functional behaviour is disturbed. Providing sensory integration along with sensory diet is
    one of the treatment of choice of these children. Many researcher have stated that outdoor play provides
    opportunities to explore the natural world, interact with peers & engaged in active play. Therefore in this study
    attempt has been taken to establish the influence of outdoor play combined with sensory diet on functional
    behaviour in children with ADHD.

  • Lavelle

    SLP

    Verified

    Retired SLP/Author

    I have retired and have hundreds of stories, activities, photos, images, art for speech and language and also for early teaching for teachers. I have set up a site to share these materials with others at a discount - normally $25 but now $15 if you use the code honeybunny10 at https://www.slpstorytellers.com/register-2/ I hope others can use these downloadable stories and activities as I did over the years and some I have created recently.

  • Hadil

    OT

    Verified

    Occupational Therapist

    Sensory integration and sensory diet can improve the symptoms of children with
    attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This feasibility study aimed to evaluate the effect of using a sensory diet smartphone application by mothers on the main symptoms of their
    children with ADHD, including hyperactivity, attention deficit, and impulsivity.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e19086

  • Jana

    OT

    Verified

    Occupational therapist

    Hello colleagues, This article briefly presents the theoretical and practical background of Ayres Sensory Integration (ASI) and its application in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Historical criticisms on the evidence of ASI as a therapeutic intervention are reviewed and contemporary evidence is presented. According to standards established by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), an international organization that develops criteria for categorizing evidence-based practices, ASI is an evidence-based practice
    . https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32150712/

  • Jana

    OT

    Verified

    Occupational therapist

    Hello, Im Excited to share groundbreaking research on the impact of chewing gum on static posturography in individuals with balance disorders. This latest study delves into the surprising correlation between chewing gum and improved postural stability, shedding light on potential non-pharmacological interventions for balance-related challenges. Dive into the findings and join the conversation on innovative approaches to enhancing balance and quality of life.

    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/00016489.2011.607846

    #BalanceDisorders #Research

  • Mai Ling

    SLP

    Verified

    Speech Language Pathologist / Executive Business Consultant

    I am creating a course that will be available in March via SpeechTherapyPD, Ethical AI in Speech Therapy: Harnessing the Future with Responsibility, and am including an extensive handout of helpful resources. This includes ChatGPT prompts.

    Are you using ChatGPT to assist with lesson planning, report writing, goal creation, emails, etc? 

    Would you be willing to share a few favorite and most effective prompts and I will share them in the handout?  - with credit to you of course!

    I'm so curious to see how we are using this innovative and exciting platform!

    Share your info here: https://forms.gle/qZQe69aVUwR1D8xA6

  • Jana

    OT

    Verified

    Occupational therapist

    Hello therapists ,here's a citation for a scholarly article about sensory integration and autism:

    Title: "Sensory integration therapy for autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review"
    Authors: Iva Čeponienė, Donna C. Davidson, Vilija Klaimienė
    Journal: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders/2020
    DOI: 10.1007/s10803-019-04297-2

    This systematic review explores the effectiveness of sensory integration therapy for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, providing valuable evidence and insights into the topic.