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Transition Strategies: How to Help your Child Transition Between Tasks


Transitions can be tough for kids, especially kids with special needs. Here are a few tips and tricks to help make transitioning go more smoothly. Help your child know what’s coming: For younger kids I like to use “first, then” language. This helps them understand two-step directions. For example you might say to a child […]

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Often after completing an Internet search for occupational therapy tools parents will ask me, what are those brushes for? Does my child need one? Those brushes are used for the Wilbarger Deep Pressure and Proprioceptive Technique (DPPT), formerly known as the Wilbarger Brushing Protocol. The program involves a series of brushing and joint compressions. Your […]

Sensory Integration Tools for School Aged Children


If your sensory seeking child is having difficulty sitting still at school, you may want to try some of these tools. For children in kindergarten and above, their typical school day is structured with lots of time sitting still at their table or desk. This can be difficult for the sensory seeking child, as they […]

Smart Investments for at Home Therapy Equipment for your Preschool Aged Child


Purchasing therapy equipment to have at home can add up fast. Here are a few of my go-to items that are reasonably priced and will give you the most “bang for your buck” in my opinion. All of the items listed are generally best suited for sensory seeking children who need a lot of movement […]

Sensory integration tools to make at home using balloons, rice, and socks for under $10!


-Balloon fidget This is a great tool to make at home for your school aged child who wants something to fidget with their hands at their desk. It can increase attention in the classroom and it’s not noisy so it won’t disturb other students. Have your child help make it by picking out the balloon. […]

10 Awesome Advantages for Therapy in Your Child’s Natural Environment by Jeanne Moore


Many children who receive therapy services as a part of early intervention (EI) do so in the “natural environment.” Natural environment is also called the “least restrictive environment” in IEPs, IFSPs, and other documentation. What is the natural environment, for therapy purposes? It is the place where your child spends much of his normal day, […]

5 Parent Tips for Success in OT by Jeanne Moore


When you have a child who receives the help of an Occupational Therapist, there are some things you can do to ensure your child’s success. Success is when your child makes progress towards the goals outlined in your therapy program. When a child has a parent who helps with the process, the child has a […]

Five Awesome Things about Playground Therapy -by Jeanne Moore


Most of us know that children learn best through play. But what if your child has a physical or intellectual disability, which hinders their ability to play actively on a playground? This is a disadvantage for some that can be greatly helped by consistent occupational therapy. Most OT offices have an indoor playground structure, but […]

Our Story of Healing through Occupational Therapy (by Guest Blogger, Jeanne Moore)


If you’d asked me 10 years ago what Occupational Therapy (OT) is, I wouldn’t have been able to say much. Having a child diagnosed with autism 7 years ago changed that. Autism is a frightening diagnosis for most parents to receive- it certainly was for us. It is one of the few diagnoses that doesn’t […]