Sensory Motor Disorder

Helping With Handwriting

Many children struggle with handwriting and completing worksheets.  They may experience hand weakness and poor endurance.  If this sounds like your child, you may need to get creative when it comes to getting your...

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...

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...

Pop Bead Critters for Fine Motor Needs

Introducing Chicken Socks Pop Bead Critters Activity Book, a pop bead book unlike any other. The beads have been created to provide the perfect pop! The book is a step-by-step guide for creating zany...

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...

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...

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,...

How to Receive the Greatest Benefit from Your Child’s Therapy Sessions

A typical chain of events leading up to enrollment in a therapy program is as follows: A parent begins to have concerns about the behaviors or skill development of his/her child. After some time, the concern...

Teach Shoe Tying with Backward Chaining

Learning to tie shoes is a challenge for most children, but even more so if your child is dealing with various isms.  Backward Chaining may be the solution to this challenge. If your child struggles...

Importance of Tummy Time: How to Help Your Baby Get It!

Since the beginning of the "Back to Sleep" campaign in 1992, physicians and therapists noticed significant changes in the achievement of developmental motor milestones such as delays in rolling, sitting, crawling, and pull-to-stand. This recommendation...