Psychology & Psychiatry

Back-to-school tips may help ease sensory overload in kids

(HealthDay)—Transitioning from summer to a new school year is hard for any kid, but it is particularly difficult for children who have trouble processing new sensations, according to an expert on what is known as "sensory ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Occupational therapists explore the serious side of play

Children's play isn't, well, child's play. It's a stepping stone to adulthood, says Laura K. Vogtle, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, professor and director of UAB's Postprofessional Master's Program in occupational therapy in the UAB ...

Health

Yoga helped older stroke victims improve balance, endurance

An Indiana University study that exposed older veterans with stroke to yoga produced "exciting" results as researchers explore whether this popular mind-body practice can help stroke victims cope with their increased risk ...

Medical research

Pushing the brain to find new pathways

Until recently, scientists believed that, following a stroke, a patient had about six months to regain any lost function. After that, patients would be forced to compensate for the lost function by focusing on their remaining ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Creating an 'Alzheimer's-friendly' home for your loved one

(PhysOrg.com) -- Susan Coppola, an associate professor of occupational therapy at the UNC School of Medicine, explains how making simple changes at home can help an Alzheimer's patient stay healthier, happier and more independent.

Health

Therapy at home helping people with dementia

Receiving occupational therapy at home has been found to be effective for people living with dementia, according to a University of Queensland-led study.

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