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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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Motor Developmental Milestones from Birth to One Year Old

Parents work so hard bringing their children in to the world. From attending every prenatal appointment, fretting over the best vitamins, and researching the best gear—being a parent brings upon a world of wondering if a child is safe, healthy, and developing appropriately. Many first time parents are often concerned about their child’s motor development […]

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Motor Learning: What OT can do to get your Child Moving

Motor learning theory isn’t new by any means to the occupational therapy profession; however, therapists continuously come up with innovative treatments based off of motor learning in order to teach or re-teach people how to move in a functional manner. Jarus (1994) quotes this common definition, which has been recited numerous times in OT literature: […]

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Practice Gratitude

I love this time of year. It is a wonderful time to remember and reflect on all the things we have to be grateful for. When we are grateful, those around us are on the receiving end of our positive energy, and more inclined to count their own blessings. Gratitude can be modeled and taught […]

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What to Expect at Your Child’s First Physical Therapy Appointment

There are many reasons your child's physician may prescribe physical therapy. Your child could have a recent injury such as a broken arm that needs some special attention or a congenital disease that requires extra work to achieve developmental milestones. No matter the reason for the physical therapy referral, a parent is likely to be curious about […]

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Pediatric OT Solutions to Aggressive Behavior in Children

Any parent or caregiver of young children will unanimously agree that tantrums are just a typical element of growing up. Kids test boundaries, they get to hear the word "no", and they have to be corrected in order to learn and to cope with life's expectations. Since children are irregularly obedient or accepting of new rules, adults […]

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