Category Archives: Occupational Therapy

5 Tips to Make the Holiday Season Easier for Kids With Sensory Processing Issues

The holiday season is nearing its peak, and while this might be the most wonderful time of year for some people, it can prove nerve-wracking for many others. All of the lights, smells, sounds and crowds – in addition to… Read More

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What Is Interoception? Everything You Should Know About This Vital Sense

We’re all familiar with the five primary senses of sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing. Then, there are the additional sense of proprioception (knowing where your body is spatially) and the vestibular sense, which is related to body positioning and… Read More

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6 Self-Regulation Techniques for Children

You had a long day at work, and now you’re stuck in traffic on the way home. It’s the middle of summer so it’s almost unbearably hot outside, and your air conditioning is broken. On top of all that, you… Read More

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6 Outdoor Activities to Develop Gross Motor Skills

For many kids, this is the best time of year. School’s out for the summer, and the weather is at its warmest. It’s prime time for playing outside and enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. In addition to keeping kids… Read More

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How to Improve Your Child’s Visual Motor Skills at Home

Visual motor integration is essential in day-to-day life, particularly for kids. The ability to coordinate our visual processing and motor skills allows us to do everything from playing sports to taking notes. If you suspect your child might have trouble… Read More

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How Pediatric Occupational Therapy Can Help Kids with Autism

Pediatric occupational therapy helps children who have difficulties with the activities that occupy them daily, including play, self-help, learning, socializing, and more. This type of therapy can prove useful for kids with developmental delays by strengthening fine motor, cognitive and… Read More

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4 Tips for Dealing With Picky Eaters

Kids need to learn good eating habits so they can get all of the nutrients they need to grow up happy and healthy. However, getting children to enjoy chowing down on nutritious food is easier said than done. Lots of… Read More

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5 Tips to Help Kids Develop Smart Snacking Habits

Most kids love hearing the words “snack time.” However, unhealthy snacking habits can lead to ruined dinners, overeating, cavities, and other issues. With the right approach, though, a healthy eating routine can still include munching on nutritious foods between meals…. Read More

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Signs Your Child Could Have Sensory Processing Issues

Most kids explore the world around them using their senses, including sight, touch, taste, sound, and smell. Processing the information they receive from these sources allows them to learn about their surroundings and communicate with others. However, some children have… Read More

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4 Signs Your Child Might Need Pediatric Occupational Therapy

For kids, playing is their occupation. It helps them explore the world around them, learn to interact with it and develop essential life skills that will allow them to connect with others and do things independently one day. Some children… Read More

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