Parenting and the Sensory Ecology of Child Development
When our children err, we have a responsibility to respond in a way that meets developmental need. Yet when my daughters freak out, I freak out. The more I act at the whim of my own anxiety, the less aware and responsive I am of and to my children’s needs. As a therapist, I love to say that to the extent that I fail to go toe-to-toe with my own emotional reflexes, they will go toe-to-toe with the ones I love. Unfortunately, that statement is more descriptive than prescriptive, and I all too often play out the sequence. Our children have basic needs such as hunger and safety, and we must meet them. Their needs are like ou...
Source: Psych Central - May 29, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Blake Edwards Tags: Anxiety Caregivers Children and Teens Family General Parenting Psychology Brain Nervous System Neurochemicals Neuroscience Proprioception Sense Sensory System Trauma Source Type: news

How Common Are Tremors in Childhood?
Discussion Tremor is one of several movement disorders in childhood including tics, dystonia, chorea, myoclonus, and sterotypy. Tremors are a rhythmic oscillating involuntary movement across a joint axis. They are the result of normal or accentuated postural or muscular processes. They are categorized as follows: Rest tremor – occurs during rest and stops with movement Action tremor- occurs during a voluntary activity Kinetic tremor- occurs when limb is moving Postural tremor – occurs when the limb is stationary but held against gravity Isometric tremor – occurs when limb is stationary but is exerting a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 11, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Liberty Hospital opens specialty clinic in Northland
Liberty Hospital opened up a specialty clinic in Shoal Creek last week after surveying area residents about their preferred access points to physicians, CEO David Feess said. The Northland clinic opened Friday and offers cardiology, orthopedics, dermatology and obstetrics/gynecology, with each specialty operating on a different schedule. The facility, located in Suite 200 of the Barry Pointe building at 9151 N.E. 81st Terrace in Kansas City, was previously an occupational therapy clinic run by… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - May 6, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Ashley Jost Source Type: news

“I got a bike!”: Adaptive bike brings freedom to boy with cerebral palsy
Seven-year-old Hunter Ripley is a boy of few words. There’s a rare “bye-bye” to his mother as he sets off for school and an occasional “whee” when he’s pushed on his adaptive swing.  So when Hunter screamed, “I got a bike!” at the local pool where he does aquatic therapy every Thursday evening, everyone in the pool went silent. “Then the cheering started,” recalls his mother Bekah Ripley. In February, Bekah and her husband Bart learned about The Great Bike Giveaway, a national contest in which children with special needs can win their own adaptive bike. In order to win, Hunter needed votes and lots of ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 5, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Orthopedics Our patients’ stories Source Type: news

Journal writing can help mothers raising a child with autism manage stress
Mothers raising a child with autism can manage stress through emotional disclosure in journal writing, an occupational therapy professor reports. These mothers can get burned out because if there is no one there to help them, she said, they can't get out of the house to participate in any interventions for themselves. She compared the situation to the oxygen mask advisory on airplanes: mothers need to help themselves first before they can help others. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Wellness center opens in Indian Land
Integra Wellness Center has opened a 17,500-square-foot location in Indian Land. It will hold a grand opening April 18 featuring tours from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. The multidisciplinary center, located at 1040 Edgewater Corporate Parkway, integrates science-based and holistic approaches to health. Services include medical care, neurology, pain rehabilitation, integrative psychiatry, chiropractic, physical and occupational therapy, along with the complementary practices of acupuncture, yoga therapy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - March 26, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

What 'Empire' Got Right (And Wrong) About Music Therapy
Perhaps one of the most stirring and sympathetic characters in Fox’s hit show “Empire" is Andre, who suffers from Bipolar disorder. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past three months and haven’t watched the hottest TV show of 2015, here’s a quick recap of Andre’s situation: the oldest son of a music conglomerate CEO vies for power over the company he helped build, but between all the pressure (and betrayal, and violence, and lack of love and support), as well as his attempts to keep a lid on his emotions, Andre eventually flushes his meds down the toilet, precipitating a mental breakdown and entr...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

What 'Empire' Got Right (And Wrong) About Music Therapy
Perhaps one of the most stirring and sympathetic characters in Fox’s hit show “Empire" is Andre, who suffers from Bipolar disorder. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past three months and haven’t watched the hottest TV show of 2015, here’s a quick recap of Andre’s situation: the oldest son of a music conglomerate CEO vies for power over the company he helped build, but between all the pressure (and betrayal, and violence, and lack of love and support), as well as his attempts to keep a lid on his emotions, Andre eventually flushes his meds down the toilet, precipitating a mental breakdown and entr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Occupational therapy intervention for residents with stroke living in UK care-homes.
Funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme, a study looking at the effects of occupational therapy delivered in care homes following a stroke has been published in the British Medical Journal. (BMJ)After dementia, a stroke is the most common health issue for people living in care homes. Stroke survivors admitted to care... (Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News)
Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News - March 4, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A Novel Interprofessional Student-Run Clinic: Student Involvement and Patient Satisfaction (Wendy Hsiao)
Conclusion: The SRC uses a novel IP model of health care delivery that showcases each discipline's strengths while maintaining a unified team-based approach. Through student-student/faculty-student teaching, tangible clinical experiences, and integration into established community health clinics, USC educates students beyond the curriculum to better prepare them to address our nation's growing health care needs. (Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded)
Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded - January 25, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Evaluation of an Interprofessional Team Seminar Course in Preparing Medical Students for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (Fred Rottnek MD)
The Interprofessional Team Seminar (IPTS) course engages over 600 post-baccalaureate students from seven professions during the clinical training phase of their programs. Professions include: ? Medicine ? Physical Therapy ? Nursing ? Occupational Therapy ? Physician Assistant ? Social Work ? Pharmacy (St Louis College of Pharmacy) IPTS faculty facilitators represent all seven professions, participate in pre-seminar faculty development sessions, and share their experience with collaborative practice. Following AY 2011-2012, and the publication of the IPEC Core Competencies for C...
Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded - January 10, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Two Years to Nowhere
Two years after Newtown, mental health still matters, and most people still don't care. This weekend, on the second anniversary of the Newtown shootings, I took my daughter to see her first performance of The Nutcracker. Unsure of the exact venue, we parked on the street and followed the hordes of blond girls dressed just like my daughter in velvet dresses with satin sashes. I have wanted to reenact this holiday tradition from my childhood with my own now 9-year-old for many years. But this year was the first time we could actually go together. Two years ago, her brother was in an acute care psychiatric hospital, and I sh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heritage Valley Health System, Duquesne form academic partnership
Heritage Valley Health System has signed a student affiliation agreement with Duquesne University schools of health sciences and pharmacy, allowing Duquesne students to use the system's two hospitals as campuses. The agreement will allow Duquesne students to gain pharmacy experience at Heritage Valley Beaver and Sewickley hospitals, including dispensing medications and pharmacy management. Students studying physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology will be placed at inpatient… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - December 10, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Kris B. Mamula Source Type: news

Occupational therapy interventions to improve driving performance in older adults: a systematic review - Golisz K.
This systematic review synthesizes the research on interventions used by occupational therapy practitioners to address cognitive and visual function, motor function, driving skills, self-regulation and self-awareness, and the role of passengers and family ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Occupational therapy and driving and community mobility for older adults - Golisz K.
This special issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy includes summaries from a systematic evidence-based literature review of occupational therapy and driving and community mobility for older adults. Since the previous review on this topic in... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news