Sensory Motor Disorder

physical therapy

Physical Therapy – How to Gain the Maximum

When will my child sit, crawl, walk? It’s one of the first questions I get asked as a physical therapist. The truth is, I don’t know. During physical therapy, sometimes, I can tell if a child...

Encourage Motor Skills, Imagination, and Focus with Plus-Plus Construction Sets

Construction toys can be a lot of fun and challenge the imagination. Plus-Plus 300-Piece Basic Assortment is a construction set that offers endless possibilities. Your child can create a 2-D mosaic or a more...
Dysgraphia - Written Expression

Dysgraphia: A Struggle With Written Expression

In Part 1 of our series on Dysgraphia, Taking the Mystery Out of Dysgraphia, we took some time to explore its definition, causes, and symptoms. But while that information is important, it alone will...

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...

Play With Your Food for Sensory Motor Fun

"One of the concerns repeatedly raised by parents is their child’s lack of interest and willingness to engage in art activities, especially coloring, drawing and beginning writing activities. Often this is the parent of...

5 Ways to Encourage Independent Play

As we move into the new year, we will continue to have crazy weather.  Sometimes weather too poor to send our children out to play.  Yet, there is work to be done, kids to...

Playing Handbells to Improve Memory, Communication, and Much More

A set of handbells is an unusual musical instrument, suitable for children of all ages and in various developmental stages. Handbells are bells designed to be rung by hand and are generally played in...

The Cutting Truth: Activities to Develop Scissor Skills

Scissor skills are an important part of every child’s early childhood development. Although most of us recognize that fact, we don’t always realize why children need scissor skills. Aside from the obvious use of...
art therapy - fine motor

Utilize Art To Increase Fine Motor Skills

The process of creating art is a fun way for kids with various isms to maintain and increase fine motor skills.  Many times skills are being increased without the artist even realizing it.  It...
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20 Ways to Stay Active – “A Body in Motion Stays in Motion”

There’s no disputing the fact that physical activities are good for you and your family. However, kids with “isms” face more challenges. Some deal with sensory issues, difficulty with gross motor skills and can...