Last of randomness

Some other random items from articles/emails this weekend:

I've recently gotten interested in Brain Gym, which uses movement patterns to support neural development, and the infinity pattern (lazy 8) is a biggie – I got this from a newsletter:

“If you do not have an Infinity Walk mat, tape down two hula-hoops and have the kids walk in an infinity/figure 8 pattern (Wampler, M 2008).”

I definitely wish I had more time to research Brain Gym further!

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I babysat a child with CHARGE syndrome when I was about 12 years old. He was deaf and nonverbal and had a feeding tube and breathing abnormalities among other things. He was way too complicated in retrospect for me to have been seeing him. One of the times, he threw up his Pediasure from the feeding tube all over my lap and to this day – 14 years later – certain smells bring that memory back to me.

I just saw in a UT newsletter an article about it..
http://www.chargesyndrome.org/about-charge.asp

My favorite line from the article: “The name “CHARGE” was a clever way (in 1981) to refer to a newly recognized cluster of features seen in a number of children. “

AAHHAAHAHAHAHA

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On that note, a headline I liked in a recent UT newsletter: “UTHSC out to revive anesthesiology training program “

Good choice of words.
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Auditory processing: The other day, I saw a young child with difficulty with auditory processing. I read him some silly Shel Silverstein poems about being only an inch tall, living in a crazy world etc, and asked him some questions. Seems like poems in general could be good for a variety of therapeutic uses – auditory processing, attention span, reading or auditory comprehension, silliness/creativity, poem ideation, etc.

Get some cool poems here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/

Sep 15, 2008 | Category: Occupational Therapy | Comments: 1

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