Fine Motor Activity of the Month – February

Fine Motor Activity of the Month – February

By Michelle DenisonFine motor skills are often a goal for our clients but not always easy to get a child engaged in during treatment sessions.Each month we will be bringing you a Sneaky Fine Motor Activity to incorporate into your treatment sessions. Hopefully, your...

My Sensory Motor

Children with sensory processing disorder can be quite eloquent about describing their insights and reflections on their lived experiences with SPD. These insights can be valuable to parents and therapists as a means of increasing understanding and identifying ways to...

Ahhh…That Exciting Cerebellum!!

As we learn more about the way the brain works and how that functioning relates to movement, we are learning more about the incredible influence of the cerebellum on so many of our daily functions.  Historically the cerebellum has been relegated to the functions of...

Dyspraxia or DCD? What’s in a name?

For many occupational therapists the question continues to arise regarding how to label the motor organization and coordination difficulties we treat in children.  Popular terms include developmental dyspraxia, dyspraxia, and developmental coordination disorder.  As...

Spiral Foundation’s NEW!! Book Club

In our ever-growing attempts to provide resources and materials to professionals and parents, the Spiral Foundation has partnered with Amazon to bring you our NEW! A-Store.  In our A-store/ Book Club you will find recommended reading for parents, professionals and...

In Memorium – Jane A. Koomar, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Many people are already aware that our beloved friend and colleague, Dr. Jane A. Koomar, passed away this year on February 23, 2013 after a three year battle with breast cancer.  Jane was the heart and soul of her private occupational therapy clinic, OTA The Koomar...

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