Why is handwriting important?

In honor of National Handwriting Day, I thought I would dedicate a post to an issue that occupational therapists frequently dedicate much of their time to – handwriting. Handwriting is a complex process of managing written language by coordinating the

Why is handwriting important?

In honor of National Handwriting Day, I thought I would dedicate a post to an issue that occupational therapists frequently dedicate much of their time to – handwriting. Handwriting is a complex process of managing written language by coordinating the

Favorite Toys for Every Age

The toy brochures and storefront displays are loaded with the latest battery-operated toys with all the bells and whistles – literally. But flashing lights and loud noises are not the best attributes for developmental growth. Even though my child is

Favorite Toys for Every Age

The toy brochures and storefront displays are loaded with the latest battery-operated toys with all the bells and whistles – literally. But flashing lights and loud noises are not the best attributes for developmental growth. Even though my child is

What is Occupational Therapy?

When I tell people I am a Pediatric Occupational Therapist I frequently get a rather puzzled look, followed by “children do not have/need jobs”?!  Even those who have heard of Occupational Therapy or have some experience with the profession say, “Oh that

What is Occupational Therapy?

When I tell people I am a Pediatric Occupational Therapist I frequently get a rather puzzled look, followed by “children do not have/need jobs”?!  Even those who have heard of Occupational Therapy or have some experience with the profession say, “Oh that

What is low muscle tone and how will it impact my child?

I recently had a parent ask me,  “What is low tone?” in response to a note she received from her child’s school occupational therapist. As an occupational therapist, I often talk about low muscle tone and this question was a reminder to

What is low muscle tone and how will it impact my child?

I recently had a parent ask me,  “What is low tone?” in response to a note she received from her child’s school occupational therapist. As an occupational therapist, I often talk about low muscle tone and this question was a reminder to

Have a Sensational Halloween!

Sensory Overload: Halloween tips for the Sensitive Child Parties, special events, and trick or treating maybe fun for some… but for some of our children it can be scary, loud, noisy and downright painful! EEK! Tips for handling the overload:

Have a Sensational Halloween!

Sensory Overload: Halloween tips for the Sensitive Child Parties, special events, and trick or treating maybe fun for some… but for some of our children it can be scary, loud, noisy and downright painful! EEK! Tips for handling the overload:

Have a Sensational Summer!

Summertime is often associated with fun, sun and relaxation; and for the most part it does involve those things. As a parent, however, summertime can pose some challenges. Things like ‘What do we do with these children all day?’ Or

Have a Sensational Summer!

Summertime is often associated with fun, sun and relaxation; and for the most part it does involve those things. As a parent, however, summertime can pose some challenges. Things like ‘What do we do with these children all day?’ Or

Which therapist should evaluate my child?

An Occupational Therapist should evaluate your child if you can answer yes to one or more of the following questions: Does your child have difficulty and/or avoid dressing himself, feeding himself, brushing his teeth, or manipulating clothing fasteners? Does your child have

Which therapist should evaluate my child?

An Occupational Therapist should evaluate your child if you can answer yes to one or more of the following questions: Does your child have difficulty and/or avoid dressing himself, feeding himself, brushing his teeth, or manipulating clothing fasteners? Does your child have