Zippers: Fun and Effective Strategies to Teach Skills

If your child has been manipulating buttons on oversized dress-up clothing and bags, he may be prepared to button his…

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Fun and Effective Activities to Teach Buttoning Skills

Dressing skills develop substantially during the 2nd year of life. They are wonderful bilateral activities! Repetitive, button manipulation activities will…

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Developing the Tripod Grasp

Just as a baby gradually develops more mature grasps (such as the pincer) to hold and manipulate objects, her grasp…

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From Patting to Pincer

A fetus’s nervous system enables her to kick, push and reposition while still snug inside the womb. After birth, the…

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Make a Collage for Occupational Therapy!

What is a Collage? I have always loved making collages… since the first time I squirted glue on a smaller…

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How “Success-Only” Activities Promote Learning

Many years ago, I worked at a day program training adults with developmental disabilities and noticed that some of them…

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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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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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