Links

Here are some websites I have found useful. Please visit again as I’m always updating this section and adding current information.

Sensory Processing Disorder | Developmental Milestones | Autism | Brachial Plexus Injury | Cerebral Palsy / Brain Injury | Downs Syndrome | Dyspraxia / Developmental Coordination Disorder | Prematurity | Torticollis and Plagiocephaly | Vision

 

SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER

-You can listen to Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR, the foremost sensory processing researching in the USA for the past 30 years, explain sensory processing disorder and the various manifestations. This is really worth a listen-8 minutes.

http://spdfoundation.net/about-sensory-processing-disorder.html

http://asensorylife.com/

www.sensorystreet.com/resources.html

-This site is created by Ida Zelaya, an educator and advocate for children with Sensory Processing Disorder. Here you can find lots of useful information and links regarding sensory processing, nutrition, and learning. 

http://www.sense-ablebaby.com/

-This is a great resource regarding Sensory Processing, babies, and their development written by Teresa DeLa Isla, an Occupational Therapist.

 

DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES

-This is a great interactive chart where you can track a child’s social & emotional, movement, fine motor, cognitive, hearing & speech, vision, and language milestones from 3 months to 5 years of age. 

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/index.html

-Here you can find a chart by Pathways Awareness in the USA to track a child’s physical, speech, sensory and play development up to 6 years of age, as well as signs that indicate early motor delay and possible need for Early Intervention.

http://pathways.org/milestones/

 

AUTISM

 

-A wonderful resource which outlines what red flags, treatment options, and questions to ask doctors when concerned whether a child has Autism.

www.firstsigns.org

www.autism.org.uk

 

BRACHIAL PLEXUS INJURY

www.rch.org.au/emplibrary/plastic/BRACHIAL_PLEXUS_book.pdf

-This is a one of the best sites I’ve seen for information on Erb’s Palsy from Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

www.erbspalsygroup.co.uk

-UK based Erb’s Palsy Group. Contains useful articles, information sheets, web links, and individual families’ stories. The  best part is that the chairperson for the group, Karen Hillyer, is very nice and helpful. I’m particularly impressed how well this group is run and highly recommend it.

-For very good articles with pictures on Kinesio® Taping for children with Brachial Plexus Injuries, check out the Outreach Magazine Spring 2005 Issue, Pages 8-10, as well as Outreach Magazine Fall / Winter 2005, Pages 8-9.

 

CEREBRAL PALSY / BRAIN INJURY

www.ucp.org

-Cerebra conducts research on various brain conditions and also provides support to parents and health professionals.

www.cerebra.org.uk

www.hemihelp.org.uk

-Information and support for children and adults with Hemiplegia.

 

DOWNS SYNDROME

-Free lectures on topics related to Down’s syndrome.
Children’s hospital – DS – Allen c Crocker speaker series

http://www.childrenshospital.org/centers-and-services/down-syndrome-program/allen-c-crocker-speaker-series

-Interesting articles written by a paediatrician with a teenager who has Down’s Syndrome on topics ranging from musculoskeletal issues to toilet training.

www.ds-health.com

 

DYSPRAXIA / DEVELOPMENTAL COORDINATION DISORDER

www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk

 

PREMATURITY

-An excellent interactive program developed by March of Dimes called “Understand Your Premature Infant” designed to help educate parents and explain how premature babies respond to the world around them.  Highly recommend this for parents AND professionals working with premature babies. The program reviews: your baby’s behaviour and what it means, body and movement, sleeping, feeding, senses, and how to interact with the baby.

http://www.marchofdimes.com/modpreemie/preemie.html

-General guidelines regarding positioning, recognizing baby’s cues and promoting motor development following  NICU stay.

http://www.babyfirst.com/parents-corner/promoting-development.php

 

TORTICOLLIS AND PLAGIOCEPHALY

-A lovely and informative journal about a mum’s journey and experience with plagiocephaly, torticollis, and a helmet. I learned about this blog post from a parents forum I’m on and love it.

http://howdoyoudoit.wordpress.com/2008/08/12/our-experience-with-plagiocephaly-torticollis-and-a-helmet/


VISION

-Promotes vision education and care for newborns and infants.

www.infantsee.com

-Great ideas for children with visual impairments

www.wonderbaby.org

-I really love this blog. It includes articles and information regarding vision wellness and development by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, US based.

http://covdblog.wordpress.com/