Activities for Tactile Sensitivities

There are several activities you can try at home for your child with tactile sensitivities. When engaging your child in these activities, it is important to start off slow and NEVER force your child to participate. It’s also important to note that any child’s sensory system will benefit from these activities, whether defensive or not. … Continue reading “Activities for Tactile Sensitivities”

Easy Ways to Incorporate Sensory/Therapy Fun into Your Summer

From dance recitals to football practice then homework, incorporating recommendations your child’s therapist may suggest can be hard to add to your already hectic day to day routine. Now that the school year has come to an end, it is a lot easier to work these things into your summer schedule. You will find that … Continue reading “Easy Ways to Incorporate Sensory/Therapy Fun into Your Summer”

Make Snack Time Learning Time

Make Snack Time Learning Time Snack time is an activity that happens most days for most families, so it’s a great time to work on language and feeding skills. One thing I learned from working in summer camps, is that kids love activities involving food. Even children who don’t like certain food, are more willing … Continue reading “Make Snack Time Learning Time”

Backpack Backpack

  Did you know, according to the U.S. consumer product safety commission, in 2013 nearly 22,000, sprains, strains, dislocations, and fractures from backpacks were treated in hospital emergency rooms, physicians’ offices and clinics. Backpacks are great for carrying lots of things, but there are also adverse effects when worn improperly or when they are to … Continue reading “Backpack Backpack”

Do you obstacle?

Tough Mudders and Spartan races are popping up everywhere. And while small children may not be able to participate in those activities, you can create your own version! Obstacle courses can work on strengthening, balance, bilateral coordination, and motor planning. And the best part about it is that you can simply rearrange the obstacles and … Continue reading “Do you obstacle?”

A Sensory Craft for Spring Time

Spring time is finally here!  Here is a fun, sensory-filled craft to help welcome the season! We are going to make an adorable coffee-filter flower that will work on fine motor skills and visual perceptual skills, with a great tactile component.  These flowers are great to display and also make a great hand-made Mother’s Day … Continue reading “A Sensory Craft for Spring Time”

Hello Spring

The happiest, brightest, most colorful and enjoyable season of the year.  Especially here in the “good ole south”J.  Everyone can get up, go outside and shake off the winter blues.  Spring is a wonderful time full of opportunities to promote ongoing speech and language growth in our children.  Activities targeting noun development, action verb engagement, … Continue reading “Hello Spring”

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

We just finished celebrating the wonderful story time contributions of Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr.Seuss. Other than allowing us to enjoy storytime with our kiddos, Dr.Seuss has provided us with several fine motor craft themed activities. And even board games that teach children important skills needed for daily living! Check out some of … Continue reading “Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!”

An Occupational Therapist Speaks

Is your child having difficulty with interacting with people or things in their environment? Although this may not seem like a big issue, it may inhibit your child’s ability to perform common age appropriate tasks. Imagine going to the movie theater and the surround sound is too much to bear. Imagine sitting in a classroom … Continue reading “An Occupational Therapist Speaks”