Abnormal Muscle Tone Common in Children with Brain-Based Disorder

Abnormal processing of sensory information between the inner ear, the spinal cord and the stretch receptors in the muscles and supporting ligaments of bones and skin throughout the body is one common cause. This sense, called proprioception, provides awareness of relationships between our different body parts and gives our muscles functional tone.

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Julia Grover
Postural Muscle Balance is Key to Improving Brain Organization

Children with brain-based disorders consistently have core and postural muscle weakness compromising their quality, speed and accuracy of movement, as well as balance, and muscle tone. Difficulties with core and postural muscles are seen in a child’s inability to hold developmentally appropriate positions (poses) even with help.

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Julia Grover
Focuses on Function, Not Diagnosis

Children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) can be referred for any number of treatments depending on what is supported by the local medical community from play therapy, neuro-feedback, ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis), Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy, etc., and for the child with Sensory Processing Disorder it is much the same.

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Julia Grover
In-Tuned™ Tip: Improving Legibility and Speed of Handwriting

Many children struggle with handwriting. Teachers have difficulty reading and grading a struggling student’s work, and parents are unsure of how to help the child beyond routine practice. Occupational therapists working in pediatric clinics and schools frequently receive referrals to work on children’s fine motor skills to improve handwriting; however, poor legibility goes beyond a lack of fine motor skills.

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Julia Grover