Although this advancement in technology can be seen as beneficial in that children can still get access to their education from home, we need to keep in mind the lack of movement their body may be getting.
Category: Occupational Therapy
Let’s consider how various seated positions and other environmental modifications can be incorporated throughout their day.
Approximately 10% of the population are left-handed. Our world is designed for right-handed dominance. Being left-handed does come with some difficulties, especially for children developing skills.
Arguably the most complex aspect of child development, the term “feeding” encompasses all of the skills required to ingest an appropriate variety and quantity of solids and liquids for nourishment. While the development of feeding skills may appear to be a natural process, part of our basic survival instincts, it is much more complicated than meets the eye!
Not only are books one of my favorite tools to use in therapy but I believe they are one of the best activities parents can use to generalize skills we are targeting in the therapy sessions.
There are just about a million things to consider when discussing back to school. The school schedules are changing minute to minute, meetings are being delayed, childcare options are limited at best and everyone is frantic. You may be looking at your child’s schedule and wondering how their related services are going to look now.
s an occupational therapist, part of the job is to be creative in our activities, to help promote improvement of skills and independence (as well as be fun in doing so). Squigz are one of my favorite toys to use in my sessions.
When I ask about any board games they have at home, they tell me about this one specific time they played this fun game with their family, their sibling, or got one on one time with their parent. They tell me who won, where they played, and are able to elaborate on this great memory.
Losing my grandmothers was one of the toughest losses I have ever experienced because they were always an unlimited source of love and wisdom in my life. I find myself invoking this wisdom more and more when asked for advice by stressed parents.
Whether you are coming to see an Occupational Therapist for your child for the first time or the fifth time it can be a nerve wracking process, especially if you are not sure what to expect.
So, your children are home from school and their distance-learning school day has come to an end. But as a parent, your day is hardly over…