Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ Mission Bay Park in San Diego
Event Schedule - Saturday, April 21, 2018
Here's how to register...
Click the link below to get to the ACT/Autism Walk website for registration
-Remember to choose the category: Adult 5K
-Select Create/Join Team - then click on Oceanside Therapy Group from the drop-down.
-Our password is: WalknRoll1
-We can't wait to see you there!
For some added fun...
Oceanside Therapy Group will be handing out team capes for the event. Please plan to wear your team cape for our group photo!
For questions and help registering...
Stop by the front desk for help on registration or for any questions or concerns you may have. There is additional informational also provided on the Race website, for more details click below.
Children can be difficult to shop for once hitting a certain age where they no longer show interest in all the toys and games that they once couldn't put down. Now that the holidays are around the corner, and relatives are inquiring about what to get your kids, you find yourself stumped. You're just not sure what will be worthwhile and keep your child's interest for more than a few days. What will keep their minds stimulated so that they are learning something AND having fun. What are the best educational gifts out there that promote learning in a fun way? Our therapists at Oceanside Therapy Group have given us their expertise when it comes to toys, games, and activities that are perfect to get your child for the holiday season.
Card & Picture Games
Zingo is a game of bingo works on picture identification, incorporates turn taking, and visual/matching skills. Card games are always good for fine motor and manipulation skills. Kids can work on shuffling, dealing the cards, counting, and holding the cards. A simple game of Uno is fun, but 2 other great games are Blink and Spot It. These games work on visual perceptual skills, matching, and sorting by color/shape/number, etc.)"
Board Games & Interactive Games
Cranium Hullabaloo - sold on Amazon and Ebay - Hullabaloo is great for auditory processing, visual-motor, and gross motor skills. Headbandz & Apples to Apples - These games help with social skills and turn taking. Mancala: It’s a strategy and cognitive processing game. Chinese Checkers is a great activity for fine motor skills, problem solving, and turn taking.
Other Resources for Toy Ideas
Written by Oceanside Therapy Group
The Fleet Science Center in San Diego, offers a special opportunity for children with autism and their families on the third Saturday of every month. Get early access to galleries 9-10AM. IMAX showing at 10AM w/ with the house lights on and a lower soundtrack volume.
"The Fleet Science Center strives to be an inclusive place where people of all needs and abilities are welcome and accommodated with respect every day. We believe science is for everyone!"
February 18 Special IMAX showing of Dolphins at 10 AM
March 18 Special IMAX showing of Dream Big at 10 AM
April 15 Special IMAX showing of Flight of the Butterflies at 10 AM
Visit their website for more information: http://www.rhfleet.org/
How is it Diagnosed?
If you think your child may have ASD, contact a physician with your concerns. Getting an accurate diagnosis is the first step toward receiving needed intervention. The physician may refer your child to a specialist for an in-depth evaluation, including diagnosis. Specialists who typically diagnose ASD (or decide that an individual does not have ASD) include developmental pediatricians, child neurologists, child psychologists, and child psychiatrists.
No specific tests can diagnose ASD, but health care professionals may use assessment tools, such as the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd edition (ADOS-2), and the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) to aid in determining the diagnosis. A child's behavior and development must meet specific criteria to receive a diagnosis of ASD. Individuals diagnosed with ASD have symptoms that cause significant difficulty in important areas of current functioning. Individuals with ASD show symptoms from early childhood, even if those symptoms are not recognized until the child is older when social demands increase. Parents may recall earlier symptoms and realize that they didn’t know what those symptoms meant at that time.
How Can a Physical Therapist Help?
Physical therapists can work with your child, family, and educational team to help your child:
A physical therapist will conduct a thorough evaluation of your child that will typically include a health and developmental history and assessment of:
"Autism Spectrum Disorder." American Physical Therapy Association. American Physical Therapy Association, 31 Oct. 2014. Web. 16 Sept. 2016.