Nine Reasons Why Parents Tell Us They Choose Summer Occupational Therapy For Their Child Start and ingrain good habits in the summer that will continue throughout the school year Prevent old, less optimal habits from reappearing Keep the brain
Did you know summertime is the perfect time for your child’s occupational therapy? With summertime occupational therapy, a breakthrough is just around the corner! We’ve polled parents over the last 14 years of delivering occupational therapy to them, and
A big challenge many parents face is a child who dislikes eating healthy, nutritious foods. After weeks or months of struggling, bribing, or giving in, it’s not uncommon for parents to become alarmed if their child refuses to eat
Music therapist has to be creative to teach I had the opportunity to interview music therapist named Jenny (Ryan) Yoston. Jenny’s passion for music therapy is evident. She wanted a career in music; it has always been a part
Here are a few easy, new play ideas for your infant and toddler with simple infant toys, infant activities and free toddler games. There’s a tendency for new parents to want to get all types of toys for their
Is your child right or left-handed? It doesn’t matter. First give young children opportunity to use and develop both hands. Your child’s handedness means are they right or left handed? Handedness is the ability to perform skilled fine motor movements
A lack of sleep leads to difficulties for children The change of seasons, the start of school, new after-school organized activities, sports teams, March break or vacations and daylight savings time – can all contribute to sleep challenges for children and
Getting a grip on normal child development As an occupational therapist, a good place to start when I begin occupational therapy treatment with a child, is to ensure the parents and I are using the same words to mean the
Know when to intervene and when it’s not helpful If something like a child’s rocking or other behaviour isn’t interfering with his learning in the classroom or that of others, it might be best to let the child be.
Two important questions Occupational Therapists ask Parents about cutting and scissor skills: Are you teaching your child to first hold scissors and then to cut? Is your child’s progress with learning to hold scissors and cut causing you concern?