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At what age should my child be imitating simple lines and shapes? A look at pre-handwriting progression


At what age should my child be imitating simple lines and shapes? A look at pre-handwriting progression Learning to hold a writing utensil and draw can be a big step in your child’s early learning. It’s the beginning of learning to write, a skill that will be used for the rest of your child’s life. […]

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Tools to Help Your Child Transition to Baby Foods


Tools to Help Your Child Transition to Baby Foods Transitioning from the bottle to stage 1 baby foods can be tough, especially if your child has oral sensory aversions, is having difficulty with weight gain, or has a history of an NG or G-tube or currently has one. And for parents that are ready to […]

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Tips for Engaging Your Child in Play


Tips for Engaging Your Child in Play Do you have a difficult time engaging your young child in play? So much of the time as adults we can find ourselves tying to get a child to engage in play they way we think it should be done. For example, a child bangs a spoon on […]

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Low Muscle Tone and Interventions Explained


Low Muscle Tone and Interventions Explained Low muscle tone, or hypotonia, refers to decreased tension in a muscle when it is at rest. You’re child might feel floppy or it may feel like you’re picking up a child who is sleeping even though they are awake. Children with low muscle tone may also tire more […]

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If you are a parent of a child with special needs, especially if it includes sensory processing issues, then you already know that haircuts are a difficult experience for your child. Getting a haircut is a major sensory experience for a child. When a child has a reduced ability to regulate the sensory experience, the […]

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Does Your Child Struggle with Handwriting?


One of the most common pediatric concerns we encounter in Occupational Therapy is handwriting. Often, our kids with special needs have a lot of trouble learning even basic printing skills. Neatness, letter sizing, spacing, and writing speed are all common problem areas. Read on to learn how Occupational Therapy can help with handwriting and how […]

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