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Stroke in Children: What it looks like and How OT can Help

Usually when we think about the type of person who would have a stroke, most of us generally imagine an older adult patient. According to the National Stroke Association (NSA), stroke is still one of the top 10 causes of death in children and those in the first year of life are at the highest risk […]

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Fine Motor Developmental Milestones

Fine motor activities require skilled use of the hands as well as coordination to perform a task. Early fine motor skills set the stage for many tasks in life that require well developed fine motor skills and coordination such as handwriting, computer skills, and feeding. Fine motor development can often be overlooked as parents watch for gross […]

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Easy Guide to Lower Extremity Orthotics for Parents

Orthotics are a common part of the world of pediatric musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders. Orthotics can help increase functional mobility for a child by providing added support and placing the leg, ankle, and foot in an optimum position for walking. The abbreviations, choices, and rationale can often become very overwhelming for parents. However, by understanding […]

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Home Program Kitchen Activities for Children of All Ages

There are so many "teaching moments" that can happen when you include your kids in the kitchen, whether they are typical or have special needs. Helping in the kitchen lends itself to learning vocabulary, sequencing, and life skills. With my own twin sons who have special needs, I have found it easier to work on […]

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Toys To Encourage Motor Development

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Holidays bring lots of fun, family time, good food, and for a lot of parents—a multitude of toys that often end up forgotten and untouched after a few weeks. More parents are looking for toys with a purpose and those that can provide enrichment for their children. There are plenty […]

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Why Does OT for my child look like a Play Date?

Let’s put this into context: you are the parent or guardian of a young child who is need of early intervention services. You have already been through the run-down including the first consultation as well as the standardized assessments. The early intervention program has determined that your child qualifies for occupational therapy, its interventions in […]

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Pediatric OT: Home Health for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Cynthia is a 4 year old female with spastic cerebral palsy. Ever since she was born, Cynthia has been having profound trouble getting around because both of her legs are affected. Her mother, Jana, started Julia off in early intervention services once it became clear to her that Cynthia was falling behind in her developmental milestones. At age […]

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How to get OT services for my child at Home: Tips for Parents

How to get OT services for my child at Home: Tips for Parents Kimberly became a brand new mother to a baby girl a little over a year ago. Labor and delivery was typical, and there wasn't anything to indicate that there something developmentally wrong with her child, Camille. Recently, Kimberly has realized that Camille […]

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