I recently noticed some confusion on the difference between fine motor and handwriting skills when I was doing some research for my upcoming fine motor skills book. I decided to address this in a way that I hope makes sense and educates on the which fine motor skills are important for handwriting. Importance of Fine Motor […]
Occupational Therapy Tips
These tips are not to replace the relationship between a therapist and client in a one-on-one treatment setting. If you suspect your child has delays, please tell your doctor and ask for an Occupational Therapy evaluation. These tips are meant for educational and informational use only for parents, teachers, and therapists.
Over the last year, I have had the privilege of working with 8 other pediatric Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists in the Functional Skills for Kids series. Each month we took at look at various topics in child development and broke them down into all the skills kids need to master these tasks. I wanted […]
If you have a child who is learning to type, you might be getting tired of doing the same typing programs or activities again, and again and again. Or maybe your child is struggling to pick up typing skills because of physical limitations or delays. There are many ways you can work on skills needed […]
I’ve written quite a bit about sensory processing here on the blog, but I wanted to put something together that will pull all that information in to one spot and be a great resource for you. So today I am introducing the The Sensory System 9 day e-mail series. If you’ve ever wondered “What is […]
One of the more challenging skills to learn as far as fine motor skills are concerned is something most of us probably do daily. For children, learning how to use buttons, snaps, zippers, and buckles can be a huge learning curve. But that is were learning through play can be a huge help to them. […]