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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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Thanksgiving: Strategies to Reduce Stress with Picky Eaters

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, do not let having a picky eater impact your time spent with family and friends. ABC Therapy would like to offer you these helpful feeding strategies to help reduce the stress during your Thanksgiving meals. Positioning– Children perform best when their feet are flat on a sturdy surface, eating surface is at waist level, and they’re...

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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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8 Tips to Improve Handwriting for Children

  Here are some great tips to help improve your child’s handwriting: 1. Use a finger to space out your words if you are having difficulty with word spacing. 2. Participate in hand strengthening activities to increase hand strength and endurance.  Some ideas of hand strengthening activities include: using theraputty and finding small objects hidden in it; or squeezing open a...

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Fun Fall Craft

Fall tree cutting activity: Cut a tree trunk and branches (different sizes of rectangles) out of brown construction paper and glue it onto another piece of construction paper (you can use blue for the sky or any other color you choose) Cut a strip of green paper and glue it under to bottom of the tree for grass Cut out...

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