Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy being discussed

What does Occupational Therapy mean?

Lauren Gentile, OTRL, Occupational Therapist  When your healthcare professional recommends Occupational Therapy (OT) for you or your loved one, it can be difficult to grasp the full scope and impact of this therapeutic intervention. In this blog, we’ll shed light on the essence of OT, what it means, and how it can bring about positive […]

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How the Feeding Hierarchy Leads to Successfully Eating New Foods

When it comes to trying new things, it’s common to feel overwhelmed. This can also be true when introducing new foods into a child’s diet! In Occupational Therapy, it’s common for us to work on building tolerance to a variety of foods for picky eaters. When it comes to picky eaters, we often follow the

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sensory processing disorder in children

The warning signs of sensory processing disorder in children

Sensory processing disorder, SPD, is a neurological condition that affects people of all ages. It’s now recognized as one of the most common chronic neurological disability in school-aged children. An estimated one out of 20 school-aged children have SPD, but the actual number may be much higher because it’s tough to diagnose. The symptoms can

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Sensory Desensitization

A Sensory Desensitization Program for Mask Wearing

Face masks are becoming more and more common, especially as restaurants, salons, and other public spaces start to open up. It can be uncomfortable at first to wear a mask, especially for those sensory sensitivities. Many sensory sensitivities are difficult to understand, and if you have sensory sensitivity, you’re probably no stranger to sensory overload.

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