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Home Activities for Your 4-5 Year Old

The following are several different activities that you could do at home, both inside and outside, for your 4-5 year old kiddo.   View this post on Instagram   That’s why we integrate play into all of our therapies! #abcpediatrictherapy #play #playtherapy #qotd #quotes #pediatrictherapy #therapy A post shared by ABC Pediatric Therapy (@abcpedtherapy) on Mar 29, 2018 at 8:34am...

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Home Activities for Your 2-3 Year Old

The following are several different activities that you can do at home, both inside and outside, for your 2-3 year old kiddo. Inside Activities: « Practicing Stairs – walking upstairs reciprocally (one foot passing the other), progressing from use of one handrail to no handrail. To make it fun, make it into a game with building blocks or with putting...

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ABC Pediatric Therapy Playing Monopoly

Occupational Therapy? I Can Do That!

THERAPY IS PLAY!  Occupational therapy from a parent’s perspective: Why is the therapist playing with my child, and why am I paying for someone to play with my child when I could do this at home? Occupational therapy from an OT’s perspective: How can I make this fun and purposeful, while giving this child a challenge? OT’s have a method...

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Encouraging Creativity In Your Child

Is your child becoming bored on snowy or rainy days? These are great days to spark creativity and imagination! By allowing your child the ability to be creative without specific instructions or a model promotes independence and problem-solving skills. One way to promote creativity is through “free art”, which allows the child to create anything they desire without “rules” (except...

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Articulation or Phonological Disorder, How to Tell the Difference!

If you and others are having a difficulty time understanding what your child is saying and they are demonstrating speech sound errors, your child likely has an articulation or phonological disorder. Don’t let the long names or the word “disorder” intimidate you! These are simply referring to the intelligibility (or clarity) of your child’s speech and can be remediated by...

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First Time Orthotics

Orthotics are used for many different reasons, and can help kiddos achieve their goals. However, most parents do not know what to expect when getting orthotics for the first time. Here you will find some information that is good to know for first time orthotic users. Wear Schedule – when wearing orthotics for the first time, it is important to...

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Tummy Time Tips and Tricks

  Look what I can do! At 0-3 months old, I will be able to start holding my head up when placed on my tummy.  At first, I will be looking straight down, but with practice, I will be able to lift it even higher.  Make sure my arms are under me so I learn to push up. At 3-6...

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Why does my child need orthotics?

There are many reasons why a child may benefit from orthotic intervention at all different ages, with and without a medical diagnosis. The use of orthotics can vary from child to child, however, the main goal is to provide stability while promoting functional ability. Orthotics can range from shoe inserts to knee high braces and more. They can be used...

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Dressing Skills As You Grow

For a child, getting themselves dressed is a big accomplishment and can boost their self-esteem. There are many skills that are needed to get dressed including fine and gross motor skills, bilateral integration (the ability to use both sides of your body together with coordination), sequencing (putting skills together to achieve a final task), strength, motor planning (the ability to...

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Keeping Your Child Busy During The Winter Months

Winter time can be difficult for kids and parents, especially kids with higher sensory needs. Being stuck inside more means less time outside and fewer options for movement activities. Here are some ideas to get your kids moving and to keep them busy during those long winter months: – Check out your local library for different classes they have –...

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