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Sensory Processing

Home is Where the Heart Is…the benefits of occupational therapy in home services

This week we want to share the benefits of in home occupational therapy services    With parent teacher conferences just around the corner, we want to make sure you know we are here for you as a resource! Reach out to us!!   It’s FUNctional There have been so many times parents told me, “You gave…


Parenting

Tantrums versus Sensory Meltdowns

This week, parenting coach for highly sensitive children and co-founder of Leading Edge Parenting, Melissa Schwartz joins us to clarify when your child is having a tantrum or when they may be experiencing a sensory meltdown.  Tantrums are either a manifestation of learned behavior or a result of built up stress. Sensory meltdowns happen when…


Health

10 Tips to Transform Your Child from a picky eater to a super eater

10 Tips To Transform Your Picky Eater Into A Super Eater   Do any of these feel familiar? My child will not sit in a chair during mealtime My child will not try new foods My child only eats 5 foods My child gags when they smell, look or taste certain foods and textures  …


Arts and Movement

guest blog: sarah margaret wade: art stories studio

It’s about the process and experience, not about the product   What is Art Therapy?   Sarah Margaret Wade, Art Therapist and founder of Art Stories Studio has worked with a wide spectrum of individuals diverse in age, developmental level, and abilities. Many people think art therapy is just for kids (it’s not)! Art therapy is adaptive. …


Music

Guest Blog: Summer Skye Ward, Music Therapist

Can’t Stop the Feeling!   This week we are joined by Summer Skye Ward, Music Therapist. Summer believes that music therapy has the potential to be a wonderful addition to a client’s services! It supports numerous areas and can compliment each discipline you are working with.   She shares the top 5 benefits of Music Therapy. Music…


Self Help Skills

We will have you tied up in knots…The Art of Shoe Tying

Even though we have so many options for shoes, the art of shoes tying and tying knots has so many benefits! Around the age of 6 is when your child should be able to master this skill. What are some of the areas shoe tying works on?? Fine motor strength Finger isolation Bilateral Coordination Midline…


Education

Guest Blog: Carly Schulman, Founder of Little Timbers

The Importance of Read Alouds with Your Children   Back-to School time is upon us…and we’re not sure where the summer went.  As we get our children back into a routine I want to stress the importance of family read alouds.    Every night.  If even for a few minutes.    Every child should fall…


Fine Motor Skills

ARE YOU THE ONE PERCENT?

How to Determine If You Are Ambidextrous?   Being truly ambidextrous means that an individual is able to use both their right and left hand equally well. The ability to do simple tasks such as throwing a ball, signing a check, or buttoning a shirt with either hand could save time. While this may sound advantageous,…


Education

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Back to School!

We want you and your child to be READY and get the school year off to a great start!   Here are some more tips!   Find the right backpack! Pack it light, wear it right. Letting your child choose what kind of bag they would like to have is empowering, just make sure that…


Education

Parents Cheer, Kiddos Want to Disappear: It’s Back to School Time!

Back to School is just around the corner and we are here to help you handle it! As pediatric occupational therapists, we look at the WHOLE child. This is why we are offering activity ideas for each day of the week! You can start the week before school or use this in the weeks leading…


I highly recommend Jill’s services to any child/family working with a highly sensitive chid and/or one with sensory processing disorder, as this is the area in which she helped us!

— Katie B, Mom of Bridget (age 6)