Telehealth, for the moment, is the new normal for many Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Speech and Language Pathologists. I have heard from so many of you who are looking for ways to get started and also need ideas for treatments that will work well over the internet. Today I am … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide to Telehealth for Therapists
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Visual-motor development can keep complex. Your child uses many areas of development to hone their visual-motor skills. Let's take a look at what typical visual-motor development in children looks like. I'll also give you some activity suggestions to help build strong visual-motor skills. I also … [Read more...] about Typical Visual-Motor Development in Children
You've probably seen the videos or pictures on social media of "sensory walks" or "sensory paths" that many schools are putting in their hallways. When I was working at one of our local schools, I created these sensory-motor walk activities and used an empty hallway next to our sensory room. … [Read more...] about 10 Station Sensory-Motor Walk Activities for School – Free Printable
Does your child struggle with handwriting, particularly with pencil grasp or being able to move their hand across the paper while printing? Or maybe they are in Kindergarten and have not chosen a dominant hand for fine motor activities including handwriting? All of these skills are why crossing the … [Read more...] about Why is Crossing the Midline So Important?
Proprioception is one of those eight senses that not everyone knows about. If you have a child struggling to focus, sit still, or attend to a task, this is one of the sensory systems you want to address! Today I am sharing some of the best activities for proprioceptive input. What is … [Read more...] about The Best Activities for Proprioceptive Input
You probably think of handwriting mechanics as the act of picking up a pencil and writing on paper. And while that is true, there are some important skills that need to be in place for a child to be successful with this. Let's take a look at the foundational skills needed for handwriting … [Read more...] about The Foundational Skills Needed for Handwriting Mechanics