Tag: Occupational Therapists

Is It Safe For Your Child to Have Hypermobile Joints?

Is It Safe For Your Child to Have Hypermobile Joints

Takeaway: Joint hypermobility makes children very flexible but can also be a painful condition. It affects muscle tone, body posture, foot arches, and (indirectly) even a child’s personality. It’s relatively easy to diagnose it, though, and the right specialist can help your child manage her pain and discomfort. Read More

Did You Know ADHD Can Affect Your Child’s Hand-Eye Coordination?

Did You Know ADHD Can Affect Your Child's Hand Eye Coordination

Takeaway: Many children with ADHD also have problems with motor skills, and they’re often labelled as ‘clumsy’. Now brain science is revealing how the same mechanisms that lead to ADHD might be interfering with motor skills development, too. But these findings can also help parents process their anxieties better and help their children work around problem areas. Read More

What is Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

Takeaway: Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a subtype of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), where children compulsively try to avoid any demands and requests from other people. These are stressful, so avoiding them feels good. But only for a bit. Then the anxiety comes back even stronger and slowly takes over their lives. Thankfully PDA can be managed if diagnosed early enough. So, it’s worth consulting a specialist for an assessment and a custom care plan. Read More