Monthly Archives: February 2013

Implications for Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy with Earlier Diagnosis of Autism


New Research:A study recently published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, found differences in white matter tract development in the  brains of Autistic children as young as 6 months of age.  This study was an international collaborative effort following hundreds … Continue reading

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Barbara Hypes responds to blog with therapy thoughts and suggestions


We posted a clinical case study a few weeks ago and had some great responses. We wanted to share one comment from our distinguished faculty member; Barbara Hypes Alyssa Posts:DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: Hello! I am a pediatric physical therapist (Early … Continue reading

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Plateau in Therapy No Longer Ends Medicare Coverage


Medicare coverage for therapy for people with chronic health problems and disabilities will no longer end when they don’t “progress”, as long as a doctor deems it medically necessary.  A class-action lawsuit brought by the Center for Medicare Advocacy and … Continue reading

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New Continuing Education Course for Therapists on Movement Based Learning Needs a Title – Help!


We are excited to share that June Smith, supervisor of OT services at Cardinal Cushing Centers and occupational therapist at South Shore Therapies, is coming on board to teach a new workshop this fall. Some of you may have attended … Continue reading

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Songs to Enhance Social Skills


Posting from Distinguished FacultyJohn Pagano: It is important for all preschool and kindergarten children, and elementary classes that include children with special needs, to provide frequent music and movement breaks. The movement breaks  take five minutes or less and children are … Continue reading

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Help! Diagnosis & Physical Therapy Treatment Ideas for 19 month old


Alyssa Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: Hello! I am a pediatric physical therapist (Early Intervention) currently struggling with a little girl (19 months old); significant hypotonia, NO head control, dislocating joints (elbows, shoulders, hips and knees), joint contractures in lower extremities, … Continue reading

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How Much Should PT, OT and Speech Therapy Cost our Patients?


As PTs, OTs and Speech language pathologists we know how detrimental to our patients’ health it can be when they don’t receive the appropriate amount of therapy and care. But for many of our patients this has become the norm … Continue reading

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