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We publish articles on occupational therapy for children on a regular basis to keep visitors to our website informed.

May 2016

Look at my handwriting - Grace

Look at my handwriting - Grace

Grace is a young girl who was seen by Hemispheres. One of her initial concerns was her fine motor sk...
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May 2016

Why movement helps us learn

Why movement helps us learn

Learning to control movement is one of our first forms of language.  At birth the movements bab...
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May 2016

What are the Primitive and Postural Reflexes?

What are the Primitive and Postural Reflexes?

When a child is developing in utero, specific reflexes known as the primitive reflexes are laid down...
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May 2016

IAPS Pre-Prep Article on Movement and Learning

IAPS Pre-Prep Article on Movement and Learning

All Learning Begins with the Body. Shelley Birkett-Eyles, Specialist Occupational Therapist ...
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April 2016

Autism, Emotional Reflexes and Sensory Processing

Autism, Emotional Reflexes and Sensory Processing

The Moro reflex is the body's first alarm system and is key to establishing effective sensory pr...
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November 2014

Apps for Autism

Apps for Autism

Technology plays a significant role in the lives of all children on a day to day basis, however for ...
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April 2016

Autism and the Control of Movement

Autism and the Control of Movement

Many parents can confirm that their child with autism will often appear clumsy and awkward in sporti...
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February 2015

What is a retained primitive reflex?

In the developing child and in early life, when the central nervous system is not fully developed, t...
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