5 Tips to Build Kids’ Working Memory

  Working Memory: Executive Function Skill Executive function difficulties commonly come along with (are co-morbid with) many disorders. What are executive function skills……Check out our earlier blog post here for 5 quick facts. Children who have been diagnosed with: ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, sensory, auditory, among many others experience dysfunction in working memory. What IS this […]

5 New Year Resolution Ideas for Kids

Wow, the power of a visual is never more influential than watching the year change. If you’re in the US, you may watch a ball drop on the larger than life 2020 display in Times Square. The feelings are powerful as the end of a chapter in our lives ends and refreshes as the page […]

How to Teach Cutting — With FREE Scissors Guide

As a gift to our friends who subscribe to our blog, a FREE how-to-use scissors guide is provided at the bottom of this post! Thanks for reading, commenting, and SHARING.     Children need to be proficient in scissors use in order to participate in school and leisure activities. The strong emphasis on hands-on learning […]

8 Tips to Give Sensory Therapy to Your Child’s Mouth

WORK for the mouth?  That’s ridiculous…… Well, not really! As babies, we learn to calm ourselves through sucking. When a baby suckles, he begins to develop methods to regulate and organize. Additionally, sucking helps to develop speech patterns and helps to develop/mature the central nervous system!  However, not all babies can use sucking in these […]

Tips for Passing the NBCOT® Exam

Why is the NBCOT® Exam so Hard to Pass? Today’s guest blogger is Shannon Corcoran, OTR. Thank you to PassTheOT.com for the following tips. As someone who had to take the NBCOT® Exam three times, I can speak on just how hard it is to pass that exam. Unlike other exams, students took during their academic tenures, […]

20 DIY Teacher Gifts

The end of the year is almost here! We know how hard teachers work to teach our children. Deciding how to show our appreciation can be tough……..should we buy a gift card or present? Well, worry no more! Here are some handmade gifts teachers will LOVE! Photo Credit: Crayon Jar Teacher Gift by Nest Full […]

April is OT Month!

Pocket occupational therapist celebrates April as OT Month with special deals and free downloads for OTs

Get Colorful This Spring With Unicorn Play Dough!

  Spring Time is finally here!  The weather may not be ready for all the outdoor fun that summer brings, but there are plenty of fun springtime activities to do inside.  Making Unicorn Play Dough is a great way to spend quality time expressing creativity and developing fine motor skills!   I found some fun […]

Handwriting Tips and FREE download

Handwriting is so important to each of us. Our signature marks our unique impression of agreement or approval on a document. There have been many arguments lately on whether to teach our children the skill of cursive handwriting. While many feel it’s not necessary, others say that the skill is critical to for building brain […]