Month: October 2019

Cold Weather Approaching… Plans for indoor play and regulation Strategies

With the cold weather setting in, all us parents are ramping up for the increased energy of our children that can no longer go outside for very long! We all know that kids, and even adults, are not made to sit still indoors all day no matter how hard it is to keep them entertained. Here are a few ideas...

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Sensory Creatures with Sensory Diet needs

As parents we are conscious of our child’s sensory system likes and dislikes and often cater to them without even realizing. We rock them as a baby which is meeting their “vestibular need” or hug them when they are tired which provides input to their “proprioceptive” system that helps them to calm. What we are not often as aware of...

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Sensory/Calming Bottles

Sensory Bottles What a fun and easy activity to do in your home with your child! Calming bottles are great for sensory play and to calm an anxious child. What you will need:  A clear bottle with lid  food coloring  items you want to put in your bottle (beads, glitter, Legos) You decide!  water  baby oil  glue Directions:  Fill bottle...

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Outpatient Services vs Ohio Early Intervention Services

Outpatient Therapy Services *Children of any age are referred to ABC Pediatric Therapy by their physician due to concerns with gross motor, fine motor and/or speech and language skills.   *Children are evaluated by the Therapist who is trained and specializes in the area of concern (Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist or Speech Language Pathologist) using a functional evaluation.  The family...

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Why would we use Kinesiotape on children and how does it help them?

There are many different tapping methods available in the clinic and many reasons why we would try taping. See below for specific ways tape can be helpful and when we would not use tape. For children, tapping is most helpful with improving function and promoting postural control to help facilitate gross motor, fine motor, or oral motor skills. Kinesiotaping can...

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Developmental Checklist

Is your child meeting their developmental milestones?