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Monday, 17 August 2015

Discussion regarding Reflex Integration

    As a part of my practicum, I am doing research on reflex integration- Identifying activities to integrate reflexes that interfere with self care skills. I wonder if anyone can share your experience or any resources (materials, website link, research articles) to help me learn to notice the signs of persisting primitive reflex that interferes with self care skills? or  how do we know if reflex interferes with self-care tasks and how does it look like? For instance what would be the signs of interfering reflexes in the dressing skill? In my case, one of my clients (10 yrs old with ASD) usually drops the tooth brush whenever he attempts to  rotate his forearm while brushing a toy teeth. I am trying to find out if this is because of persisting pal mar reflex? If yes what are the activities that the child can do to integrate the reflex?.
            The other example is whenever the child bends to put his shoes on, he kicks his legs automatically. I am wondering if this is a overreaction of STNR reflex?  If you have come cross any articles or aware of any websites to learn about these, please let me know.  
Other than yoga pose and general exercises to integrate reflex, what other activities that the child can do? It would be great if you can share your valuable views, ideas or experience on this topic.
Thank you for your reply in advance!
Saranya Balasubramani.
Provisional Occupational Therapist.
Registered and licensed with ACOT,

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Free Bees!

VisionMechanic, Inc. is proud to announce the official releases of GeoBee! for iOS (iPad). The visual perception and motor skills training game was first released in July on the Google Play Store for Android devices. GeoBee! is an engaging update to the tried and true principles of geo-boarding, but with many advantages including flexibility in programming, price, and portability. This game is especially well suited for working with dyspraxia, dyslexia, attention, and a number of visual perceptual skills. See geobee.visionmechanic.com Any therapists who wish to try GeoBee! can get a free promo code for iOS by request to info@visionmechanic.com

I will be teaching teachers how to leverage GeoBee! in the classroom at Teacher Conferences in February and March 2016, as well as introducing the game at the Calgary Vision Event 2015. Learn more here: http://vild.info/cve2015.html


Dr. Charles Boulet
Developmental Optometry