20 Summer Activities….Shhhh, they’re therapeutic!

SUMMER! It’s here! Most families look forward to summer’s relaxation and lazy days. However, the lack of routine and structure can be the cause of great stress for families of children with special needs. School routines are predictable and provide consistency and the transition to summer may be a difficult one. In addition, the skills […]

Developmental Milestones: Language, Fine & Gross Motor Skills

  Developmental Milestones for Fine Motor, Gross Motor, and Speech For children ages one through age six. Remember that each child develops at his/her own pace and the information below is for informational purposes only. You are your child’s best advocate and know your child best. Let your pediatrician know if you have concerns about your […]

Spring Break Activities for Kids + FREE Easter Download

Spring break is almost here and our children are going to be looking for fun activities to keep them busy and get the wiggles out. Our spring break activities are Pocket Occupational Therapist approved. Join in with the kids and have fun because our list is perfect for people of all ages! We commonly use beach balls in our […]

Dyspraxia — The Invisible Disorder of Coordination & Sensory

  Many children are exhausted by the daily routines of life and school. Often in my conferences, parents ask me why their child experiences a total meltdown as soon as they get into the car or home. My own son experiences this and I understand the frustration for both the child and the parent. While […]

7 Brain Breaks, Fidgets & Your Student…..Kids Need to MOVE

What IS a brain break? As we move through our busy days, we are constantly bombarded with information through all of our senses. The routine sights and sounds become predictable and tedious. Our brain loves new, novel things. Why? Check out this article for great information/research. Did you know that every movement we make requires […]

Working Together…..7 Tips for Crossing Midline

    It’s nearing the back to school time and I’d like to give you some tips to help your child with common school-related tasks. Read our earlier blog post giving tips to use your helper hand. For today—- let’s talk about crossing the midline. The WHAT?!?! Imagine there is a long line that goes […]