Occupational Therapy

Sensational Kids

Five Fundamental Facts about SPD

So many children have sensory issues and many people are not as familiar with Sensory Integration (SI). Many Occupational Therapists (OT’s) are trained in SI work and use this in their treatment when working...
Yoga and OT

The Complimentary Practices of Occupational Therapy and Yoga

As the practices of both Yoga and Occupational Therapy (OT) evolve in our modern culture, the two disciplines find themselves walking along the same path toward health and wellness. While the tradition of Yoga...
Classroom for Success

Success for All when Private OT Visits the Classroom

If your child is receiving private occupational therapy (OT), the primary focus of the sessions is typically what occurs in the clinic. Of equal importance, however is collaboration between your child’s occupational therapist and...
tactile defensive

Tactile Defensive? Start with the other Senses

When children are defensive or sensory over-responsive to certain tactile input, it can really affect their ability to function. Some children are sensitive to tags in their shirts, touching sticky or gooey things (like...

Tips to Decrease Back-to-School Stress

It’s that time of year again where you are stressing about whether or not you and your child are ready to go back to school, or maybe they are starting kindergarten! How exciting. You...
ot this summer

Summertime ‘At Home’ Occupational Therapy

Since my son was diagnosed with ADHD, I have become more attuned to all the issues encompassing the diagnosis. ADHD is a kind of slippery slope for parents, therapists and even educators. Each child...
motor planning

Use Frisbees and Hats to Promote Motor Skills!

There's a great book of party game ideas entitled, Kids Outdoor Parties by Penny Warner. I tend to look at things with therapeutic lenses on, always on a quest for fun game ideas that hold...
sensory defensive

4 Steps to Discovering Happiness with a Sensory-Defensive Child

Suppose that you are in my class and I am sharing some vital information with you. Now, also suppose that I have dropped a spider down the back of your shirt, where he is...

Benefits to a “Hybrid” Occupational Therapy Program

Virtual reality surrounds us. We even distance ourselves from ourselves with computers, cell phones, and electronic games. We distance ourselves from others and from ourselves, by filling the void with things that can’t give...

Build an Emergency Kit and Improve the Lives of Strangers!

When I think about everything we use in a day to keep my child running right, I realized that my emergency kit needs an upgrade. There's no way I can pack up the trampoline,...