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Like many other allied health-professionals, I was taught to use functioning labels to describe a client. You may be familiar with these labels, such as “high-functioning” or “low-functioning”. Over the past few months, I have listened to those with lived experience, as they are the experts! The overall consensus is that functioning labels are outdated,Continue reading “Functioning Labels”
When a family comes to me and says they are experiencing mealtime difficulties, one of the first things I do is ask them to send me a photo of where the child is sitting for meals. While positioning is just a small piece to the puzzle of feeding, it is a great place to start!Continue reading “Mealtime Positioning”
Our group therapy sessions are the best way to help your child develop their preferred social communication, while further building on their individual therapy goals. The friendship building that happens in group is natural, and problem-solving is gently guided by the therapists. Our group therapy sessions include both occupational therapy (OT) services and speech-language pathologyContinue reading “Group Therapy: Update”
Our groups decided to ring in spring by making dirt cups! Dirt cups are so tasty, but making them also helps to work on fine motor skills, self-care skills, and directive following. Check out the recipe below to make delicious dirt cups at home! Ingredients: Chocolate pudding cup Cool whip Oreo cookies Gummy worms MediumContinue reading “Spring Dirt Cups”
Having a small space set up for your child to self-regulate in can take some of the guesswork out of self-regulation at home. Whether its called a “calm down corner” or a “quiet corner” – the goal is all the same. We want your child to feel comfortable and safe when they feel escalated orContinue reading “Calm Down Corner”
Cutting with scissors is a complex task that incorporates many aspects of visual-motor and fine motor skills. It is important to note that every child is an individual, and will develop differently! Looking at milestones in relation to scissor skills can help you decide what is appropriate for you child, and where they should beContinue reading “Cutting and Scissor Skills”
Researcher Mildred Parten identified six stages of play typically seen during early childhood. While every child is different and may progress through these stages differently, it can be helpful to know approximately what to expect during the early childhood years. Let’s take a look at the stages: Unoccupied Play: During this stage, the child isContinue reading “Play”
Holiday season is here and nothing brings me more joy than cozying up on the couch while watching holiday baking shows. This time of year calls for more family time and lots and lots of holiday treats! Check out the image below for gift ideas, and comment your favorite holiday item for this year below.
Today I walked into a coffee shop, and Christmas music was already playing! I like to take it one holiday at a time, and this month the focus is on Thanksgiving. For my family, that means we spend time with each other, and cook and eat lots and lots of delicious food. I recently triedContinue reading “Thanksgiving and Feeding”
It’s October, and to me and most of the office that means Halloween. The weather gets cooler and the leaves start to fall. We like to start early around here, to really make it a festive time. Halloween can be such a fun and memorable time for children. For children with sensory processing difficulties, thatContinue reading “Sensory Sensitive Halloween Ideas”
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