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 ...

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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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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 ...

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Spirituality plays huge part in patients' recovery from illness

The term 'spirituality' is now widely used to describe the qualities that give people hope, meaning and purpose. In the case of patients, it can aid their recovery. The University of Huddersfield has become a key centre for ...

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