Tag: pediatric occupational therapy

Holiday Gift Guide

Have you ever struggled during the holiday season to find gifts for your children? Do you spend hours searching online for the most popular toys? Do you spend too much of your free time reading reviews? Rest assured, we have put together a guide with some of our favorite developmentally appropriate toys for children ages […]

What is Play-Based Therapy?

Play-based therapy is a treatment approach used by occupational therapists to engage children towards their goals by improving their functional abilities and emotional well-being. A child’s primary occupation is play, so it is invaluable to incorporate it into their therapy setting. Play “is the subjective experience of joy and fun, that comes from engaging in […]

Sensory Integration

Sensory Processing Theory: The sensory processing theory was developed to “explain the relationship between deficits in interpreting sensory stimuli from the sensation body and the environment and difficulties with academic and motor learning”(Critz et al., 2015). Sensory processing is the way an individual interprets multiple sensory stimuli from the 8 different sensory inputs our body […]

9 Benefits to Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Improves Gross motor skills Gross motor skills involve the large muscles of the body. These muscles are important for crawling, walking, jumping, climbing, and running. Occupational therapists can teach your child exercises to improve postural stability, strength, endurance, and balance. Refines Fine motor skills Fine motor skills require use of the smaller muscles in the […]

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