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Occupational Therapy

Information on Dyslexia

Dyslexia and developmental coordination disorder go hand in hand at times. As an OT I focus on several different aspects to help children or students with these conditions.    Handwriting is a struggle for children with Dyslexia and developmental coordination disorder. Reversals are common, especially with lowercase letters. When addressing these skill deficits, we usually spend […]

DIY Crafts with Cardboard

As your child ages, you may feel pressure from peers, companies, and brands to buy new, age-appropriate toys for every occasion. You are likely to find many aesthetically pleasing, Montessori- style activities being advertised to promote growth and stimulate learning.  From the perspective of a pediatric occupational therapist, we would like to tell you that […]

Let’s talk tics and treatment!

Both motor and vocal tics can significantly interfere with one’s quality of life. For example, a child may feel embarrassed or anxious when all eyes are on them (i.e., sports, reading in class, etc.), get in trouble for disrupting class, or avoid tasks that cause an increase in their tics. Because tics can impede a […]

Daily Activities to Incorporate Occupational Therapy

Time.  Time is something that goes by fast, however we are always yearning for more.  When starting therapy with your child, you are not just devoting yourself to your appointment time weekly but also time spent working on a home program to promote your child’s learning and advance them to their next therapeutic level.  As […]

Five Simple Tips to Make Back-to-School a Breeze!

The start of the school year is just around the corner! This can be a difficult transition for many children, especially those that thrive on routine or have additional sensory needs. Check out these quick tips from Molly Lester, a pediatric occupational therapist, to help prepare your child for the upcoming school year! Review the […]

Outpatient Therapy Vs. School Based Therapy: What’s The Difference?

Sometimes, determining what kind of services your child needs and where to get them can be overwhelming. The lists of questions can run a mile long. “Does my child need outpatient therapy?” “How can they get school-based therapy?” “Why does my child get outside therapy, but school says they aren’t eligible?” Let’s take a closer […]

Occupational Therapy Apps

Here is a list of apps that help target skills addressed through occupational therapy (self-regulation, handwriting, executive functioning, visual perception, visual motor, fine motor, gross motor, and self-help skills). Kids are spending more time than ever before on screens. Help make your child’s screen time a little more productive and get in some extra OT […]

Screen Time: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!

It’s no secret that we live in an era of screens.  Never in history has there been a time where screens were so accessible.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2018), the average 8–10-year-old spends 6 hours a day in front of a screen.  That number increases for those aged 11-14 to a whopping 9 […]

An OT’s Five Favorite Therapy Tools That Won’t Break the Bank

The dollar store (or the clearance section at Target) are some of my favorite places to find fun, therapeutic activities to use in therapy. Here are just a few of my must haves and some activity suggestions!   1. Balloons: • Eye-Hand Coordination: Use your hands or small tennis rackets to hit a balloon back […]

Visual Schedules: Benefits and Tip

Visual Schedule for self regulation

What is a Visual Schedule? A visual schedule is a tool that provides a child with information about the sequence of events to occur. The schedule informs the child of changes that are about to occur and when it is time to stop an activity. A visual schedule may include objects, pictures, and/or words. Benefits […]