Fine Motor Activities To Do At Home, Recommended by an OT

Like everything else, to be proficient at a skill, you need practice. To improve your child’s fine motor skills, the best thing we suggest to do is to practice! These wide variety of ideas range from fun with playdoh to pop beads you can find at the dollar store. The ideas below are fun and a grea read more

How Pediatric Occupational Therapy Can Help Children with Low Muscle Tone

What is low muscle tone? Low muscle tone, also known as hypotonia, is a symptom that affects a child’s muscles, joints, and movements. Symptoms are usually detected either at birth or during infancy. The anatomy behind low muscle tone is the length of the resting muscles. These muscles are longer read more

Upper Extremity Strength in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Many children with Cerebral Palsy can benefit from pediatric occupational therapy. This is a condition that most people have heard of, but not everyone is familiar with what “Cerebral Palsy” actually means. To provide a comprehensive definition from www.cerebralpalsy.org: “While Cerebral Palsy read more

What is a Sensory Diet in Pediatric Occupational Therapy?

If you have a little one with sensory issues, you know that exposing them to different environments can be challenging and uncomfortable. If a child experiences sensory issues they may be highly sensitive to sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and textures (all of the above, or just a few). They may als read more

What are Z-Vibes in Pediatric Occupational Therapy?

Does your child experience issues with oral motor skills, feeding, or speech? If your child is currently enrolled in feeding therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy, the Z-Vibes tool might be incredibly helpful to incorporate. So, what exactly is a Z-Vibes? The Z-Vibes is a therapeutic tool read more

10 Ways OT Can Help Children Who Can’t Sit Still

If you are the parent of a little one, you may be amazed by their energy level and ability to be constantly moving! This is true for some children more than others. While having energy is not necessarily a bad thing, there are designated times throughout the school day when children need to sit stil read more

DPPT and OTT in Pediatric Occupational Therapy

It might seem like there is always more to learn when it comes to pediatric occupational therapy. Two therapeutic techniques that you can add to your occupational therapy repertoire are DPPT and OTT. These are widely used in occupational therapy, particularly if an individual experiences issues wit read more

Low Muscle Tone in Children and How Occupational Therapy Can Help

What is low muscle tone? Low muscle tone, also known as hypotonia, is a symptom that affects a child’s muscles, joints, and movements. Symptoms are usually detected either at birth or during infancy. The anatomy behind low muscle tone is the length of the resting muscles. These muscles are longer read more

Checklist for Pediatric Feeding Concerns & How OT Can Help

When a child is eating dinner, sometimes they don’t necessarily like the food in front of them. The child will spit the food out, turn away, or not open their mouth. Most parents would just consider this child a picky eater. But is that actually the problem? Some kids are picky eaters, but others read more

Visual Motor Control in Pediatric Occupational Therapy

While you might think of occupational therapy in the context of an adult patient, occupational therapy is often useful for pediatric patients. In pediatric occupational therapy, children will work on skills needed to complete everyday activities, such as motor skills. An occupational therapist (OT) read more

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