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Talking Autism Episode 3: Pediatric Occupational Therapy - YouTube

EPISODE 3: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 101- Nina takes us to visit Sensation Station and Occupational Therapist Randy Fedoruk to learn more about occupational thera...
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Nina, host of "Talking Autism", visits a sensation station to learn what occupational therapist, Randy Fedoruk, does with children with autism. He uses different activities with the children to keep them engaged and focused in what they are doing. He uses a swing, trampoline, crash mat, ball pit, puzzles, climbing equipment, and other equipment/activities to keep the children interests and to develop the skill the need.
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IAN Research Findings: Occupational Therapy

IAN Research Findings: Occupational Therapy | Aspect 2: Specialization (Primary Focus:Pediatric Occupational Therapy) and Aspect 3: Autism | Scoop.it
The Interactive Autism Network (IAN), a project collecting information online from families of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) from throughout the United States, reports on the use of
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The occupational therapists work with children with autism to treat skills that will impact the child's ability to preform functions valuable to life. They will work on gross motor skills, fine motor skills, visual motor skills, handwriting skills, self-care, oral motor, sensory integration, motor planning, and neuromotor. Kids with autism more than likely receive occupational therapy for motor skill development and sensory integration. They use activities to encourage skill development and keep the child's interest.
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Occupational therapy, autism and tactics of self-regulation | Autism Support Network

Occupational therapy, autism and tactics of self-regulation | Autism Support Network | Aspect 2: Specialization (Primary Focus:Pediatric Occupational Therapy) and Aspect 3: Autism | Scoop.it
Occupational Therapy, or “OT,” is frequently incorporated into autism therapy regimens
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Occupational therapy is worked in with children with autism to help the child to improve a balance between body and mind. Trying to improve the balance between the two can help the child to focus when distracted. When the child has a lot of energy at home do different activities that are fun for the child to calm down. When the child has a lot of energy at school give them a fidget toy to calm them down and help them focus. When they have low energy give them something crunchy to chew on to improve oral motor and help the child get some more energy.
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The role of occupational therapists when treating children with autism is to have the children engaged in activities of daily living, education, sleep, play, leisure, and social participation. Their major roles are to evaluate, assess, identify, provide, support, adapt or modify, and collaborate. They use many different techniques to provide services for the children for example, direct service, consultation, group intervention, and community-based services.
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Autism - AOTA

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Occupational therapy can help people with autism by having the person evaluated to determine what skills they have accomplished in personal care, play, and leisure activities. They also help them by improving information that would come through by senses. Instruct in play activities, work with transitioning from one environment to another, work with the individual and family together, and develop daily activities.
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Occupational Therapy Practice: Pediatrics (Sensory Integration) - YouTube

Aki Funahashi, a USC Occupational Therapy Alumni, now works with children in a pediatric therapy setting. In this video he talks about his practice. Aki is o...
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This video talks about children and their diagnose and what type of therapy they receive because of their diagnose. Also talks about the type of activities are used to help the children engage in the activities. The activities are also based on the child's functional ability.
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Pure Pediatric Therapy - What is Pediatric Occupational Therapy?

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Pediatric occupational therapy works with children to help them learn the independence to use daily activities/routines. Each age learns different routines to help them get better. For example, newborn infants and up to one year old will learn a feeding/sleeping schedule to get into a routine. They also will learn fine motor skills, muscle strength, sensory, etc. From one year of age to three the child will learn self-feed, dressing and undressing, higher level play, etc. Age three to six will fine tune fine motor skills and other skills learned in the previous ages.
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Pittsburgh, occupational therapy

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Pediatric occupational therapy helps children to learn how to do daily activities. Learning this independence helps with the child's confidence. Some of the skills taught are engaging with family members and friends, body control, play skills, completing tasks, sensory and hand-eye coordination.
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Home - AOTA

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In the occupational setting, the therapists like to work with infants, toddlers and preschoolers to get into a daily routine. Support and interactions from families will help with encouragement to the child to get into a routine. In daily routines play, rest/sleep, daily life activities, schooling, and social should all be incorporated into their routine.
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Pediatric Occupational Therapist Salary, Job Description And Work Information.

Pediatric Occupational Therapist Salary, Job Description And Work Information. | Aspect 2: Specialization (Primary Focus:Pediatric Occupational Therapy) and Aspect 3: Autism | Scoop.it
Wonder what a pediatric occupational therapist does? Find job descriptions, salaries, educational requirements, skills, and anything else you need to know.
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Jessica Zavolta's comment, March 5, 2014 9:04 AM
When dealing with children in this field the therapist have to be very patient because the kids might not understand the instructions given to them. Since this is a issue many of the therapists will use games and activities to catch the child's interest and help them understand what is going on. Also with working with the children family support is a major responsibility.
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Some of the main areas of focus when treating kinds with autism that occupational therapists work with are sensory processing, gross motor, fine motor, behavior regulation, flexibility of behavior,play skills, and many others. Many occupational therapists believe that sensory motor needs are not addressed very well. They work to help them become more independent and can live better with a stress free life and learn better. They work in all aspects to help the individual reach their full development of all areas of focus.
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Children with autism get treated based off of their needs, skills, talents, and family goals. Occupational therapists help the child learn to be an individual by building on their strengths and try to reduce their weaknesses they face day to day. The therapists look at the key developmental areas that would help the child.
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Autism Occupational Therapy Assessment and Treatment

Autism Occupational Therapy Assessment and Treatment | Aspect 2: Specialization (Primary Focus:Pediatric Occupational Therapy) and Aspect 3: Autism | Scoop.it
WonderkidsOT provides Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Assessment and treatment plans for children birth to 18 years.
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Some treatment places offer group treatment. The group treatment helps a child with autism who struggle with anxieties and social interactions. They match kids together that are developing the same strengths to support each other and work together. They are offered to child if they seem to work well in a group environment.
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Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Autism

Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Autism | Aspect 2: Specialization (Primary Focus:Pediatric Occupational Therapy) and Aspect 3: Autism | Scoop.it
WebMD examines the role of occupational therapy in a treatment plan for autism.
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The goal for therapists to achieve with children with autism is to make sure they improve at daily activities at home and in school. The therapists will make sure when they learn these skills that they will keep improving and maintaining the skills. Some of the skills that therapists work with are daily living skills such as toilet training, dressing, and brushing teeth. They also work on fine motor skill, sitting, posture, perceptual skills, visual skills, and others. By working on these skills the children learn how to develop peer and adult relationships, focus on tasks, express feelings appropriately, engage in play, and how to self-regulate.
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To help people with autism, occupational therapists focus on adjusting their tasks and conditions to match the needs and abilities they can do. They help the child or adult to adapt to the environment around them to minimize distractions. They also use/design computer software programs to help them with communication or skills that are used to complete tasks.
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Occupational Therapy and Work Settings | OTPlan

Occupational Therapy and Work Settings | OTPlan | Aspect 2: Specialization (Primary Focus:Pediatric Occupational Therapy) and Aspect 3: Autism | Scoop.it
Occupational therapy and work settings - read about the types of services, service locations, and service types for OTs
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Therapists work with children to help the child with independency and to do daily activities including playing, school and social life. The therapists use different activities that are creative and useful towards these daily activities. The therapists will also work with the family, teachers and care givers to give the child the best program for them.
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Aspire Pediatric Therapy - Speech and Occupational therapy for children in the Pittsburgh region

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The point of pediatric occupational therapy is to help individuals get back to daily life activities. Daily life activities are different in kids than adults. Some of the daily life activities that are considered for kids are self-care, playing, and school. Many types of equipment are used to help the child to increase their ability to preform different functions. Other types of therapy used for children are speech and feeding.
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Occupational Therapy

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When working with children and their families it is a good idea to set goals to the child's ability so they can boost their confidence of achieving daily activities. For example, fine motor activities, dressing, eating and more. Setting goals for each child is different based on what the child needs therapy for.
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Occupational Therapy

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Occupational therapy focuses on patient treatment from a truly functional perspective, whether challenges exist in basic Activities of Daily Living, such as eating, dressing, bathing, etc., or complex changes related to vision and perception, driving skills, return to work programs, or specialized hand therapy
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Jessica Zavolta's comment, March 6, 2014 8:45 AM
Occupational therapists can specialize in multiple areas in the field. Some of the areas are hand therapists, upper extremities specialists, pediatric, vision and others. In some workplaces the occupational therapists will work with physical and speech therapists to make sure the patient is getting to a full recovery.
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Occupational Therapy

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Occupational therapy can help improve kids' cognitive, physical, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.
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