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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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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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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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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How to Make Looping Crafts Out of Recycled Materials

What are Loop Crafts? Many children love weaving loops to create pot holders! The commercially available craft loops are vibrant…

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Hippotherapy: How a Horse Helps Children with Sensory Processing Disorders

  The healing powers of horses have been recognized for thousands of years with the earliest recorded mention in the…

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