Sensory Motor Disorder

Help! My Child Hates Writing and Drawing Activities

You know that your child needs to learn some basic visual motor skills in order to be successful in school. For whatever reason, your child is not interested or may even be resistant to...

4 Overlooked Pre-Writing Features

Handwriting is such a complex task and our students are asked to write frequently throughout their school days. Poor handwriting is one of the leading Occupational Therapy referrals in school systems. All too often,...
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7 Sloppy Handwriting Solutions, Part 1

There are many components that lead to legible handwriting, which can be overwhelming for many children. As parents and professionals, we need to keep the end goal in mind. Are we there to make...

7 Sloppy Handwriting Solutions, Part 2

My last article in this 3 part series discussed 4 out of the 7 sloppy handwriting issues that many educators and parents are seeing on a daily basis. Sloppy handwriting is not something that...

Bowling: A Wonderful Sensory Activity

Bowling is a wonderful sensory activity for kids.  No matter how you and your child decides to bowl, bowling is a simple, fun activity that offers heavy work, motor planning, strengthening, and visual motor...

Engaging Reluctant Children in Art Play

One of the concerns repeatedly raised by parents is their child’s lack of interest and willingness to engage in art play, especially coloring, drawing and beginning writing activities. Often this is the parent of a...
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Therapeutic Benefits of Using Yoga in Occupational Therapy

As an occupational therapist, I have used yoga in a variety of ways with clients I’ve worked with.  Yoga is a great way to build strength and body awareness and also improves sensory processing...
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Sensory Integration Experiences through Art

Art can be a great way for kids with special isms to get sensory experiences they crave and enjoy.   It can also be a good place for children with sensory integration challenges to be...
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7 Family Fun Indoor Activities

I know spring is right around the corner but for some people when the snow is still on the ground, it means downhill skiing, sledding, and snowmobiling. Others, however, aren’t as eager to head...
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Does Handwriting Get Better With Practice?

I read somewhere that all children can improve their writing skills with a lot of practice.  Unfortunately, that is not quite true.  Handwriting isn’t simply about putting pencil to paper.  It is a complex...