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Questions To Ask A Prospective OT
Not all occupational therapists are trained to work with children who have Sensory Processing Disorder. When you find a therapist you might want to work with, asking the following questions will help you to decide if he or she is right for you and your child: Are you a certified as an...
Tips To Promote Good Sleep
1.    Sleep Preparation (all in preparation of sleep later…)   15 minutes of sunshine each day. Heavy proprioceptive activities (push shopping cart, wear a backpack with some books in them; these activities produce serotonin, precursor to melatonin). Discuss...
PE Activities For Junior & Senior School Children Who Have Dyspraxia
By Michele Lee Grad.Dip.Phys, MCSP, SRPIntroduction:These activities and games can be enjoyed in PE lessons, or in clubs and groups. They have been chosen because they are fun for all children; and are particularly helpful for those who have coordination difficulties.These children benefit...
Tips for holding scissors properly
1. Hold scissors with the thumb above the fingers.2. Point scissors away from your body, not beside your tummy.3. Keep your scissors and your work below your shoulders.4. Hold your scissors away from your face (8”-12” away).Additional cutting tips:5. The hand holding the paper should...
Learning Through Play
What can an occupational therapist do?  Evaluate a child’s motor (movement), cognitive (thinking, reasoning), social–emotional, and behavioral development. Recommend toys and play activities that promote healthy development and provide stimulation to the child. Intervene...
Help Your Child to Better Handwriting
Handwriting is a complex process of managing written language by coordinating the eyes, arms, hands, pencil grip, letter formation, and body posture. The development of a child's handwriting can provide clues to developmental problems that could hinder a child's learning because...
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