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Is my child having Sensory issues? The signs and symptoms of a Sensory Processing Disorder

First, what is Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)? SPD is a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information which comes in through the senses (sight, touch, taste, hearing, smelling, vestibular, and proprioceptive). Some people… Read More

How to reduce problem behavior in children with ASD

3-step prompting is a proven method to reduce problem behavior and promote positive social behaviors in children with autism disorder. The steps below can be implemented at home, in school or in the community. However, consistency is key…. Read More

Activities to help improve your Child’s Handwriting Skills at home

Tips for Using Board Games as Writing Games Pulled from the Inspired TreeHouse 1. Try carrying games over between multiple sessions. Using board games as handwriting games typically makes the game take a bit longer than it normally… Read More

Potty Training: Is it time?

Children Younger than 12 months of age aren’t yet able to control their bladder or bowels voluntarily yet. Typically, potty training occurs between 2 ½ – 3 years of age.  The signs below will act as your guide…. Read More

Distraction Feeding: Why & How to Avoid It

The most common misconception with feeding is that it is an innate reaction and will happen automatically.  This is false. Feeding is actually a learned activity, and should be treated as any other learning skill for your child…. Read More

Screen time: Helpful or Harmful?

Screen time: Helpful or Harmful? Technology and screen time are a dominant force in our society.  Most families own multiple TV’s, cellphones, tablets, or computers. Some families even have a tablet or cellphone for each member of the… Read More

What is OT?

Pediatric occupational therapy helps children gain independence while also strengthening the development of fine motor skills, sensory motor skills, and visual motor skills that they need to function and socialize. Why choose OT? A child’s role in life… Read More

Does My Child Need OT? A Checklist

If you are asking yourself this question, you may have witnessed some behaviors that have you wondering: ‘Is this typical?’ The best advice to give parents is to request an Occupational Therapy consultation. A consultation is a short… Read More