October can be a difficult time for kids. Halloween is on the horizon, which can cause a mixture of emotions, the demands of school are increasing, and there can be a late year bout of environmental allergies to further add to any frustration and feelings of discomfort. Although most kids love Halloween, even for those … Continue reading October Challenges
Most of us never consider the skills required to write legibly, or how poor handwriting performance can effect learning. This blog post by OT Loren Shlaes is a great primer on this. Read more at Minds in Bloom. Pretty much the entire point of an academic education is to enable a child to represent his … Continue reading The complexity and importance of handwriting
Registration is now open for our next Handwriting Group. It will run from September 18 to October 23. The group meets each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm. This group is ideal for kids ages 5-10 who need to work on improving writing legibility, letter reversals, correct pencil group, and correct formation and spacing of letters.
Article via Psychology Today. Looking for help with handwriting? Our after school group starts March 27. Have you ever tried to read your physician’s prescriptions? Children increasingly print their writing because they don’t know cursive or theirs is simply unreadable. I have a middle-school grandson who has trouble reading his own cursive. Grandparents may find … Continue reading Why writing by hand could make you smarter
Article via Psychology Today Sensations: Too Much, Too Confusing, or Not Enough? Sensory Processing Disorder appears in a variety of ways. Posted Nov 27, 2018 What is the matter with Mary Jane? She’s crying with all her might and main, And she won’t eat her dinner—rice pudding again— What is the matter with Mary Jane? A.A. Milne’s poem … Continue reading Sensory Processing Disorder
The American Academy of Pediatrics has put out a great position paper advising on the place of toys in a child's life and what types of toys are best. This point is great: Recognize that one of the most important purposes of play with toys, especially in infancy, is not educational but rather to facilitate … Continue reading Choosing toys that support healthy development
An article in the Washington Post has highlighted a new theory into some diagnoses of ADHD - they may actually be an undiagnosed sleep disorder instead. Growing evidence suggests that a segment of children with ADHD are misdiagnosed and actually suffer from insufficient sleep, insomnia, obstructed breathing or another known sleep disorder. But the most paradigm-challenging idea … Continue reading Sleep disorders & behavioral issues
A small study on child development looked at the role music and movement has between babies and adults. To anyone that has rocked a baby and sung a lullably, you probably know already the soothing affect it can have. The question this study asked was: What makes young children behave in a pro-social way — … Continue reading Creating connection – through music
Play is so fundamental to our work here. It's the natural way for children to learn about their world. But play is equally important for adults. The importance of play for children is well documented. Now researchers are turning their attention to its possible benefits for adults. What they’re finding is that play isn’t just … Continue reading Play is important for kids…and adults!
We are looking for talented and enthusiastic pediatric occupational, physical and speech therapists! Please fill out our career form to apply. Ideal candidates will have the following qualities: eager to learn new therapuetic techniques and approaches adopts a holistic, whole child approach in their treatment strategies works collaboratively with other therapists and the families they … Continue reading We’re Hiring!