Leanna Beatty

Marketing Manager

Socks and Shoes

Self Dressing requires many skills: fine motor and gross motor coordination, endurance, and strength; requires bilateral coordination, motor planning, body awareness, discrimination of sides of the body, and core strength/stability. 

Reading Difficulties

There are several components required for reading which are not always checked when a reading issue arises. These should be at the top of the parents list when it is apparent that their child may have a reading problem. 

Visual Hygiene

Hygiene is defined as a way to prevent disease and maintain health such as keeping our hands clean so that we don’t catch a cold. Hygiene is also important for your eyes, especially as we are spending more time with electronics throughout the day. Read more to find out about visual hygiene and what you …

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Benefits of Deep Breathing

Breathing activities are an easy tool you can use to help manage emotions.  Teaching a child how to breathe can help with slowing them down both physically and mentally.  The goal of breathing exercises is to change the bodies “fight and flight” response to “rest and digest” mode. 

AOTA’s National School Backpack Awareness Day takes place on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

Has your child ever reported tingling of arms, pain or aching in the knees, hips, back, neck or shoulders, tingling of arms, or standing with a stooped posture? These may be symptoms associated with not wearing their backpack correctly or carrying too much weight. Backpacks should not weigh more than 10% of one’s body weight …

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The Benefits of Proprioceptive Input and How to Implement it into Your Child’s Routine

Day to day, most people don’t think too much about their body awareness. We each move and react to our environments as a second nature however, there is a term for this and it’s called proprioception. In our blog, we talk about the ways in which you can implement fun activities with your child to help …

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Interactive Metronome

Our brains work almost as an internal clock that controls functions such as motor coordination, hand-eye coordination, sequencing skills, and overall timing ability. When these brain functions are disrupted (developmental delay, neurological injury, degenerative disease, etc), our ability to function accordingly in our environment is altered. One of the ways in which these functions can …

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