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Should My Child Be Using a Visual Schedule?

January 3, 2022
What is a visual schedule? As adults, many of us live by our planners. We gain satisfaction from marking off our to-do lists and being organized with our daily activities. Children are better able to learn, grow and adapt to changes using this same strategy! Although there are many types of visual schedules, they all… View Article

Importance of Developmental Reflexes

December 1, 2021
What are developmental reflexes? A reflex is an automatic and instantaneous response to a sensory stimulus. Remember when you were a child at the doctor’s office and they tapped your knee with a small mallet to check if your leg kicked upwards? You didn’t decide to kick your leg, it just kicked. There are many… View Article

Helping Children Develop Self-Care Skills

November 2, 2021
What are types of self-care skills? As children learn and grow, they have a drive to be independent and do things on their own. One area that an occupational therapist address in childhood development are their activities of daily living (ADLs), also known as self-care skills. Self-care skills are skills that are required to manage… View Article

Staff Spotlight Vlog – Jenna & Brandie

October 1, 2021
Staff Spotlight Vlog – Jenna & Brandie In this episode of our Staff Spotlight Vlog series, meet Jenna and Brandie! Jenna Roth is an occupational therapist and Brandie Covington is an occupational therapy assistant. Occupational therapy for kids and teens addresses concerns with things such as self-care skills, feeding, fine motor skills, visual motor skills,… View Article

Alternative & Complementary ADHD Treatments

September 15, 2021
What is ADHD? Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common disorders among children. Per the American Psychiatric Association, many ADHD symptoms, such as high activity levels, difficulty remaining still for long periods of time and limited attention spans, are common to young children in general. The difference in children with ADHD is that… View Article

Making “Sense” of Our Experiences

July 16, 2021
The Pyramid of Learning The Pyramid of Learning was was developed by Occupational Therapist Kathleen Taylor and Special Educator Maryann Trott. The Pyramid of Learning is an easy-to-understand illustration that depicts a general idea of a child’s foundational skills, and what other skills build upon those. Think about it: You can’t place stones on the top… View Article

Teaching Your Child to Tie Their Shoes

June 17, 2021
Why is learning to tie shoes so important?   Parents typically think about tying shoes just before, or around Kindergarten. However, many children are around age 6 or older when they are ready to learn this task. This is because this task requires fine motor skills of dexterity, in-hand manipulation, and bilateral coordination. That is why… View Article

Now Offering Free Screenings!

June 1, 2021
What is a Screening? A screening for occupational therapy, speech-language therapy and/or physical therapy is a quick 10-15 minute discussion or observation of your child for potential areas of developmental concern. A screening may be over the phone, zoom or in person. A screening is used to determine whether your child may or may not… View Article

Autism Awareness

April 1, 2021
What is Autism Awareness Month? In 1970, the Autism Society launched an ongoing nationwide effort to promote autism awareness and assure that all affected by autism are able to achieve the highest quality of life possible.  In 1972, the Autism Society launched the first annual National Autistic Children’s week, which evolved into Autism Acceptance Month… View Article

Tummy Time Tips

March 15, 2021
What is Tummy Time and why is it important? Tummy Time is one of baby’s first exercises—and the most important! It is any period of the day where the child is placed on his or her stomach to play. It is a crucial exercise for baby’s motor, visual, and sensory development. Practicing tummy time helps babies… View Article