Loretta Sheppard

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Motor impairment in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy leads to a predominance of use of the unaffected hand. This impedes development of bimanual skills and deprives the affected side of the stimulus needed for normal growth. Occupational therapists aim to improve use of the affected hand, traditionally using Neurodevelopmental Therapy. Empirical(More)
OBJECTIVE To increase flexible thinking, self-regulation and empathy for adolescents with ASD. METHOD Five adolescents (M = 13.5 years; SD = 0.84 years; four males) were assessed pre and post intervention for flexible thinking and social competence (as measured by the SSIS). Parents rated their adolescent's social competence pre and post intervention. (More)
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