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Pediatric OT Tips · 1M ago

Activities for Tactile Sensitivity

 Photo by Sattva @ Freedigitalphotos.net         Try these activities with children who have tactile sensitivity. Any child's sensory system will benefit from these activities, defensive or ...
Pediatric OT Tips · 2M ago

Play and Child Development

 Children learn about the world around them through exploration and play. The role of play...
Pediatric OT Tips · 3M ago

Free Visual Perceptual Worksheets

We use visual perceptual skills to understand what we see around us.  Visual perceptual skills are needed for writing, reading, and copying from the board.  There are many different ways to...
Pediatric OT Tips · 5M ago

Fine Motor ABC: A Must Have Book!

Are fine motor skills important?  Yes!  Research tells us that there is a connection between fine motor skill development and future science, math and reading skills.  It is also important t...
Pediatric OT Tips · 6M ago

Free Holiday Coloring Pages: Great for Fine Motor Skills!

Snowman Holiday Coloring Page When a child feeds herself, cuts with scissors and colors with crayons, she is using fine motor skills.  It is important to develop fine motor skills in early childhood, so that children can be successful in school.  Res...
Pediatric OT Tips · 7M ago

Awesome DIY Holiday Wreath!

Here are the instructions to make this awesome DIY Holiday Wreath!You will need:ScissorsGlue GunConstruction paperPenGlue StickPoster board or paper plateCut the construction paper into squa...
Pediatric OT Tips · 7M ago

Research on the Wilbarger Protocol

Therapists, teachers, and parents often ask me if there is any evidence for the Wilbarger ...
Pediatric OT Tips · 7M ago

Free Thanksgiving Coloring Pages!

Here are several free Thanksgiving coloring pages! Coloring is a wonderful way to improve a variety of different skills.  Fine motor skills and dexterity are required to hold and manipulate a crayon.  If the child doesn't use her thumb and fingers...
Pediatric OT Tips · 8M ago

The StayPut Mat Stabilizes Paper for Writing!

Do you know a child who is unable to stabilize the paper when writing? I’ve worked with a ...
Pediatric OT Tips · 9M ago

Is Creativity on the Decline Because Young People Don't Daydream Enough?

Daydreaming plays an important role in the creative process, and research reveals that creativity has been on the decline in recent decades.  To learn how to promote creativity in children (...