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Reflexes Infants Have And Why They Are Important

When you think of the word reflex you might be thinking of that time you went to a doctor and they used a small rubber hammer to tap on your knee. This is one reflex, but there are also many others! Here we’ll talk about a couple reflexes your infant may have and why they’re […]


Improving Grasping and Handwriting/Pre-Handwritng Skills at Home

Improving Grasping and Handwriting/Pre-Handwritng Skills at Home A pincer grasp is very important, it’s what we use to pick up small objects, tie our shoelaces, and feed ourselves finger food. A pincer grasp involves using the pad of your thumb and pad of your index finger to pick up objects. Children typically develop a pincer […]

Games to Play at Home to Increase Regulation for Sensory Seeking Toddlers

Do you have a sensory seeking toddler? Here are some games I play during therapy sessions as “sensory breaks” when needed or when transitioning between activities. I also instruct parents on how to play these games at home when their toddler needs a sensory break. 1.“1, 2, 3 crash!” This game is played with the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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