Using a Exercise Ball At Home

Using a therapy or exercise ball at home with your child can greatly contribute to your child’s success as it provides an extra pair of hands that help your child have greater control over their movements! The ideas below can help your child with muscle strength,...

Importance of Handwriting

Why Can’t My Child Do It? It’s Just Handwriting!   Children become very good hand writers by developing muscle strength, problem solving skills and eye hand coordination.  A child who does not have the necessary skills that are developed...

WHAT DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS SHOULD MY CHILD BE DOING BY 24 MONTHS?

WHAT DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS SHOULD MY CHILD BE DOING BY 24 MONTHS?   GROSS MOTOR SKILLS *    Stoops to retrieve toy and returns to stand *    Kicks ball *    Jumps down off low surface, jumps forward *    Goes up stairs without a rail placing both feet on each step...

10 developmental benefits of reading!

10 DEVELOPMENTAL BENEFITS OF READING!   One on one interaction with your child! Pre-reading skills (how you hold a book, reading left to right, what words look like) Helps develop fine motor skills for turning pages Helps develop understanding of action words...

PHYSICAL THERAPY AND ORTHOTICS

PHYSICAL THERAPY AND ORTHOTICS   Physical therapists play a critical role in identifying the need for orthotics.  The decision to use orthotics is based on the assessment of range of motion, foot alignment, voluntary control of movement, muscle tone, and...

Sequencing

Listed below are some great ways to target sequencing skills: Create an obstacle course and have the child follow 2-3 step directions Have the child describe basic routine events by telling what he or she did first, next and last (e.g. brushing teeth) Have the child...

Social Skills Apps

SOCIAL SKILLS APPS   *These apps are only available for Apple products (iPhone, iPad) Apps for Social Skills   App Description Price Social Skills Sampler Video clips describing social skills such as meeting/greeting people, taking responsibility, apologizing,...

Winter Indoor and Snow Day Activities

Now that the weather is colder, it will be difficult to make it out to the playground and outdoors.  This can have a negative effect on all of us, especially those that need additional sensory input in their day.  Below are some ideas of things you can do indoors to...

Learning to Write Letters

When children are learning to write their alphabet letters, it is beneficial to incorporate different ways for them to practice forming the letters. Different textures or messy play activities are a great way to engage children in this activity by having them try some...

At Home Tricks for Picky Eaters

At Home Tricks for Picky Eaters   ALLOW YOUR FUSSY EATER TO EXPLORE AND PLAY WITH THEIR FOOD Using the tactile or touch sensation will allow your child to explore the textures of foods more easily and “safer” through their hands first. Using fingers first, then...