It is that time of year where the weather is colder and snow is falling. With that in mind, it may be hard for your child to tolerate touching the snow or playing outside with all the winter gear on. Here are some ideas on things to do to help increase your child’s engagement and …
As many kids continue with virtual learning, parents may find that they are having an increasingly difficult time focusing on school work. Occupational therapists often use a strategy referred to as “heavy work” to help promote regulation, calming, and focus.
We all know that frequent handwashing is the best way for us to avoid getting sick. Germs that cause the cold or the flu spread quickly if you touch our eyes, nose, or mouth so it’s important to keep your hands clean. Below are the 5 steps for effective handwashing
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is commonly found in children at an early age and is not gender specific. However, studies have shown that ADHD is 2-3 times more likely to occur in boys than in girls. Since there is a difference in the amount of research and treatment that is specific to boys, the …
The majority of children will be able to tell their right and left consistently by age 7 or 8. But for a large amount of kids this concept never becomes second nature. Your child may experience difficulty in school and activities of daily living if they struggle with the idea of right left concepts.
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.
“Messy play” is just what it sounds like, engaging with substances with a wide range of textures- slimy, slippery, gooey, gritty, and more! There are many benefits to starting age appropriate messy play with your child. Read more about it in our blog!
Many study and classroom routines have been disrupted, and students are having to adapt to learning in their home environments. This is a feat that can pose challenging to many. Here are some strategies to help maintain focus and productivity when going to school (or work) at home.
Optimal health is how you feel in your body as a whole. It includes your physical, emotional, needs as well as the ways in which you form relationships. While it sounds like it would take a lot of work to achieve all of that at one time, there are quite a few ways you can …
Does your child have difficulties with day-to-day activities at home, school, or in the community? Do they experience challenges that do not affect most typically developing children? If these difficulties sound familiar to you, pediatric occupational therapy may be able to help your child.