Gross Motor

Physical Therapy and SPD, The Sensory-Motor Team

October is both National Physical Therapy Month and National Sensory Awareness Month. Given the timing of both of these opportunities to increase awareness of both of these topics, I would like to explore the...
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...

Holiday Gift Giving Ideas by the Ism

Shopping for gifts during the holidays can be overwhelming. But if you have a child with special needs, this task can be even more difficult. Your child may have a narrow range of interests,...
Sensory Motor Sledding

Sensory Motor Fun in the Snow

Few things compare to the opportunities for a fun workout than playing in the snow. Get the kids outside and moving, then wrap up a hard day of play with a large mug of...

The Family Garden – A Harvest of Creativity, Benefits and Good Times!

It's that time of year in our family, where there is excitement over crocus popping through the earth, song birds returning, and seed packets being sifted through. Since I was a little girl, my family...
Bowling - Strength

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...