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Occupational Therapy for Children With ADHD

Occupational Therapy for Children With ADHD | The Profession | Scoop.it
Find out how an occupational therapist can help children with ADHD improve their skills in everyday tasks.
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Jordan Beretta's comment, April 19, 2014 9:01 PM
An occupational therapist will typically evaluate a child doing school and social work how the child functions at home. They may also do standardized tests to figure out your child's strengths and weaknesses. OTs may play games that improve coordination, activities that work out anger and aggression, learn new ways to do daily tasks, work on time management, and create organizational systems for school and at home.
Jordan Beretta's comment, April 19, 2014 9:14 PM
An occupational therapist may also test your child for something called a sensory processing disorder. A sensory processing disorder is a condition when the brain has problems receiving and responding through the five senses. Children may be uncoordinated, bump into thins often, unable to tell where their limbs are, and have problems engaging in play or conversation.
Jordan Beretta's comment, April 19, 2014 9:25 PM
Many sounds may be way to over baring for children with ADHD or sensory disorders. Some children may resist from excess stimulation and others want much more. Ots may do a technique called sensory integrative therapy including deep pressure, rhythmic, and different textures to feel.
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Strength and conditioning coach-- helping others to improve their fitness

Strength and conditioning coach-- helping others to improve their fitness | The Profession | Scoop.it
Like personal trainers and group exercise instructors, strength and conditioning coaches help others to improve their fitness. But strength and conditioning coaches differ from the others in one very important way—the clients they work with are focused on improving their performance or skill in a sport.
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Jordan Beretta's comment, May 4, 2014 9:03 PM
To be a good conditioning coach you must be a good motivator. The job is quite vigorous and it is often difficult to have athletes train to their full potential. Because of the diverse group of people you may be working with, the coach must be a good organizer to keep track of records.
Jordan Beretta's comment, May 4, 2014 9:06 PM
A conditioning coach needs to be a good teacher most importantly. The trainer needs to teach athletes and teams how to weight lift and carry out other exercises correctly. Being proprioceptive is also vital. The coach must monitor athletes as they train and correct any mistakes being made .
Jordan Beretta's comment, May 4, 2014 9:16 PM
A conditioning coach requires experience, certification, and education. A coach must have at least a bachelors degree , usually in kinesiology. A job at a college will most likely require a masters degree.
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Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program - Cardiovascular Diseases in Florida - Mayo Clinic

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program - Cardiovascular Diseases in Florida - Mayo Clinic | The Profession | Scoop.it
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program  Learn more about cardiopulmonary rehabilitation services at Mayo Clinic in Florida.
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Jordan Beretta's comment, April 4, 2014 12:34 PM
Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs help you to lead an active and productive life. They also work with you mentally, physically and socially. Staff in the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program care for people who have a history of cardiovascular or pulmonary disease and those who are at risk of developing these conditions. A team of specialists will work to review your medical history and also diet.
Jordan Beretta's comment, April 4, 2014 12:39 PM
Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program offers you medical evaluation, nutrition counseling, personalized education, and also preventive medications. Program goals include increasing your life span, your quality of life, and reduce your cardiac or pulmonary symptoms. Doctors may recommend rehabilitation to people with asthma, angina, cystic fibrosis, heart attack, or respiratory failure.
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Occupational Therapists: What Do They Do? | Child Mind Institute

Occupational Therapists: What Do They Do? | Child Mind Institute | The Profession | Scoop.it
Occupational therapists: they're often the first to be called in when kids show developmental delays or problem behavior. What do they do and how do they do it?
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Jordan Beretta's comment, April 18, 2014 10:40 AM
OTs work with children who have sensory processing issues, which means they can't synthesize information from the 5 senses. That also includes having a lack of two internal senses that are called proprioception and vestibular. Children with these disabilities may experience hypersensitivity or hyposensitivity. Children with hypersensitivity are easily withdrawn by auditory and visual stimuli. Hyposensitive children crave attention and have disruptive sensory problems.
Jordan Beretta's comment, April 18, 2014 11:16 AM
If gross motor skills are effecting in the major muscle groups, a child may experience problems with balance, coordination, strength and endurance. All of these problems have such an impact on children with everything they do which eventually lead to many socializing and self-esteem issues. OTs will work with children improving these skills by doing things obstacle courses, riding bikes, and climbing. They may also work on improving a child's core muscles aiding in learning how to sit up and alert.
Jordan Beretta's comment, April 18, 2014 11:41 AM
One main thing children need to improve on is improving their self help skills. OTs will work on dressing, undressing, brushing hair and teeth, and eating. If a child has sensory problems, all tasks will effect them.. They may need to wear special clothing or not even be able to wash their face due to the feeling it gives them. Eating may even be difficult to children due to the consistency of food in their mouth. Eventually children may get past those sensations they get from certain things or cope with them in certain ways they develop over time.
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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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Jordan Beretta's comment, April 2, 2014 2:11 PM
Children who have medical problems such as: birth injuries or birth defects, learning problems, sensory disorders, autism, developmental delays, and traumatic amputations, all require OT. Occupational therapists may evaluate a child's behavior and recognize what help they need, help work on fine motor skills, work on hand-eye coordination, and work with kids who have sensory and attentional issues. They may also help kids with anger issues and behavioral disorders and reinforce those problems with positive ways to deal with their anger.
Jordan Beretta's comment, April 2, 2014 2:20 PM
Physical therapy deals with pain, strength, range of motion, whereas occupational therapy deals with fine motor skills, cognitive skills, and sensory- processing deficits. Your doctor, a school teacher, guidance counselor, or nurse may be able to tell you weather your child needs OT or not. Occupational therapists may work in nursing homes, children's clinics, hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centers, or mental health facilities.
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OT and Children