Occupational Therapy

Sensory Strategies for the Holidays

Holidays are a fun and exciting time of the year. Holidays can also be a stressful time of the year for both children and their parents. Children with deficits with sensory processing may have more difficulty with maintaining appropriate modulation which may lead to being overwhelmed and having more melt-downs. Keeping in mind the following strategies can help families get...

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How to Have a Sensory Friendly Halloween

Kids LOVE Halloween…between dressing up, the decorations, parties, and of course the candy…what’s not to love? But let’s be honest, Halloween is definitely not the most sensory friendly holiday.  For kids with sensory processing disorder, it can be a literal nightmare.  From the itchy costumes, flashing lights, loud noises, and unexpected scares, the night of Trick-or-Treat can be really overwhelming...

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Therapy- Medical Model vs. Educational Model – Which Is Best For My Child?

  Medical Model In the medical model, an occupational, physical, or speech therapist performs evaluations and treatments in a clinical setting after being referred by a doctor. These evaluations and treatments often mimic a child’s natural play environment.  Therapists look at the whole child, and their ability to function in all aspects of daily life. Goals are focused toward the...

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Teaching a Child How to Dress and Undress Themselves

By 12 months, your child should be able to pull shoes off, assist with putting shirt on, and take hat on/off. By 22 months, your child should be able to zip and unzip a large zipper. By 24 months, your child should be able to remove an unfastened shirt. By 26 months, your child should be able to unbutton large...

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