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A Pediatric Perspective

Dyslexia is Not a Gift
January 31, 2014 10:55 AM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
I've always said that if I was going to write a book about my son's struggles with Dyslexia it would be titled "Dyslexia is not a gift." I know that the belief behind dyslexia being a "gift" is that it allows those individuals who have it to look at the Read More...
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COTA/L to OT/R – Decisions, Decisions
January 24, 2014 9:39 AM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
On a personal note, I have been working at a COTA/L since 2003 when I graduated from Bay Path College's weekend COTA program. It was a wonderful program that allowed me to work full time and attend college on the weekends. It was hard work but with the Read More...
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Revised MCHAT Screening Tool for Autism
January 16, 2014 11:29 AM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children receive autism screening when they are 18 months and again when they are 24 months old. Healthcare professionals have been using the MCHAT to do this screening and although it was a good Read More...
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Helpful Apps for Vocalization Practice
January 10, 2014 9:52 AM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
As I mentioned in last week's blog a new pilot study has that found children with autism had increased vocalization with the help of augmentative apps used on iPads. It is believed that because the augmentative apps are saying the words the children are Read More...
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iPad and Increased Vocalization in Children with Autism
January 2, 2014 9:29 AM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
OT in the News shared information recently on a new pilot study that found children with autism had increased vocalization with the help of augmentative apps used on iPads. The study found that children between the ages of 5-8 that were able to use iPads Read More...
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