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Does My Child Need a Sensory Diet?

May 19, 2022
What is a Sensory Diet? As a COTA, during my first visit with a family for Occupational Therapy Services I am looking for and asking about ways to develop a sensory diet for home, school and/or community use. I often get the question, “What is a Sensory Diet?” A Sensory Diet is a personalized, organized… View Article

At Home Spring Activities

April 19, 2022
Spring Fun in Full Bloom! Spring has officially sprung here at Carolina Therapy Connection! We are taking full advantage of all of the creative opportunities to foster a supportive learning environment. The onset of a new season also brings opportunities for fun, hands-on ways to incorporate goals into daily play routines!   The Role of Play … View Article

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

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

All About Physical Therapy

October 15, 2021
National Physical Therapy Month October is National Physical Therapy Month — a time to celebrate the profession and all the ways physical therapists promote independence, increase participation, facilitate motor development and function, improve strength and endurance, enhance learning opportunities, and ease daily challenges in the lives of their patients. This month we would like to shout out… 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

Let’s Get Real About Screen Time

August 2, 2021
Screen Time and Childhood Development Screens and technology use are becoming more and more common for children. According to the CDC, children ages 8-10 spend an average of 6 hours per day in front of a screen. This increased time spent starring into a screen can have significant effects on a child’s health and development…. View Article

Neuro-diverse Hangout Night

July 5, 2021
Carolina Therapy Connection’s First Neuro-diverse Hangout Night! Carolina Therapy Connection is so excited to announce that our first neuro-diverse hangout night will be on July 15th at 6:30 PM. This all inclusive hangout group is designed for pre-teens/young adults interested in engaging in shared experiences, positive peer relations and having fun! Leading this awesome group… 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

Sensory Sensitivities: What Can I Do?

February 15, 2021
What is Sensory Processing Disorder? Sensory processing disorder occurs when a child (or adult) experiences more than one significant sensory sensitivity that interferes with everyday life. One’s body must first register the arrival of new sensory stimuli in order to process and respond to it. Some kids have poor registration, meaning they have difficulty recognizing… View Article