Social Justice and Occupational Therapy

A Group Home in A Small Town  I had never heard of the profession  called “occupational therapy” when I applied…

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How to Promote Bilateral Hand Skills

What are Bilateral Hand Skills? Bilateral means both sides. Between 3 and 6 months of age babies develop the abilities…

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Help Your Baby to Roll

Tummy time has prepared the baby’s forearms and hands to play with toys and crawl, and it also has strengthened…

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Dyspraxia: Strategies for Sensory Processing Disorders

  Dyspraxia is one of the 6 subtypes of Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD)  Many children have more than one of the…

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What is a Sensory Modulation Disorder?

Types of Sensory Processing Disorders  Understanding Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) is complex because there are three primary diagnostic groups, and…

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Why Vertical or Angled Surfaces Promote Fine-Motor Skills

There are several advantages to attaching toys, creating games, and even writing on vertical or angled surfaces as opposed to…

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Is it A Sensory Processing Or Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Excerpt from: From Flapping to Function: A Parent’s Guide to Autism and Hand Skills When I hear the word autism…

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Hypotonia, Postural Control and Sensory Processing Disorders

A baby’s motor development depends on good muscle tone to hold his head up, roll, sit and perform other milestones.…

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Scissors: Occupational Therapy Tips

Cutting with scissors is one of the most challenging fine motor skills! Providing the right scissors, teaching correct techniques, and…

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