What to do if a child senses danger when there is none If a child tries to take flight from a situation that isn’t that dangerous it might be a good idea, once the child feels safe, to help
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.
#ThursdayThanks to Wikipedia! Did you know Wikipedia has a definition for occupational therapy? What do you think the opening statement should say? I call on occupational therapy students, clinicians, researchers, academics and leaders across the globe to contribute to
My story A little over 11 years ago I started dreaming about starting my own private occupational therapy practice after a decade of mostly public work as an occupational therapist Christel’s Avatar I was training to run
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?
Do you wonder about paying for private Occupational Therapy treatment? When does Occupational Therapy help? If you have an illness, injury, disease or disability that that interfere with your ability, your child’s ability or your senior parent’s ability
Children instantly know and react to the power of words. Are you using the best words of love with your child? More than just, “I love you”? As an occupational therapist I have been helping children, their parents,
Parenting Styles and Occupational Therapy Parents ask a lot of great questions about their parenting styles when I am helping their children in occupational therapy or about child development in general. Parents often ask about balancing therapy time
Starting Kindergarten Five going on six-year-old Willem started Kindergarten in September 2012. His parents shared their thoughts about their son’s start to school as part of an interview just published in my children’s column in KV Style and then on