Monthly Archives: May 2012

Help: Stimming in Autism


Tonyia Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: I’m looking for any advice regarding a current student I work with. He is a 9 y/o boy with severe Autism, hard of hearing, and cognitive delay. His stims have been increasing lately, approximately the … Continue reading

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Worried about how the New Definition of Autism and ASD Will Affect your Therapy Practice?


Are parents asking you about how this new definition will affect their child’s therapy? As you know, revisions in the 5th Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, set for publication spring 2013 has changed the definition … Continue reading

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Child Won’t Chew: Any Tips


Beth Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: I have a client right now that I am having trouble teaching how to chew. He was on stage 2 baby foods at 14 months old when I first started working with him. He is now … Continue reading

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Demystifying CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for physical therapists: State Requirements


Did you know that the APTA does not have an approval process for CEUs for continuing education courses? What this means is that it is up to each Board of Registration in Physical Therapy to set (and sometimes administer) its … Continue reading

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Down’s Syndrome: Case Question


Jennifer Posts DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: I am a new pediatric occupational therapist and I can’t wait to hear some suggestions. A fellow physical therapist and I have been struggling with a patient: 16 month old female, Dx with Down’s syndrome. I … Continue reading

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Evidence Based Practice and Osteoarthritis


In honor of May being Arthritis Awareness Month we wanted to alert you to a promising study looking at which subgroup of patients with OA benefits from physical therapy. Few studies have investigated or identified common clinical tests and measures … Continue reading

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Feeding Dilemma – 5 month old


Jennifer Martin Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY:  I am an SLP working with a 5-month old, full-term baby, who was born with a duplication of chromosome 7. She is feeding using a Habermann feeder right now. She is not able to … Continue reading

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SOS Approach to Feeding Disorders


Kay Toomey and Erin Ross two of our esteemed instructors recently published a description of their SOS Approach to Feeding Disorders in:Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) October 2011 vol. 20 no. 3 82-87.  This highly successful transdisciplinary approach … Continue reading

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Enter to win a free CEU course by blogging with ERI


We are offering you the opportunity to be entered into a drawing for a free CEU course. All you need to do is submit a blog entry which can be:1. a clinical issue that you are seeking opinions about. 2. … Continue reading

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