Category Archives: OT

Summer Therapy Ideas: 20 Road Trip Busy Bags

[Source:  Hands on As We Grow] First of all, what do I consider a ‘busy bag’? A busy bag to me is something that can be contained and stored away, but brought out to play with and put back (reusable). … Continue reading

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Fine Motor Activity of the Week: Simple Toothpick Activity

[Source:  Hands on As We Grow] Save your spice jars for this simple toothpick activity to work on fine motor skills! I always have large containers like this. But always thought it was something we had, and it wasn’t something that … Continue reading

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OT Corner: That Dreaded Word ‘Motivation!’

              by Eleanor Cawley, M.S. OTR/L Lately, I have been seeing a rash of IEPs in a number of school districts with the phrase, “the student lacks the motivation to….” Every time I see this … Continue reading

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Sensory Corner: Staying Comfortable in the Summer During Often Overstimulating Activities

[Source:  The Child Mind Institute] By Rae Jacobson For many kids, summer vacation holds the promise of months of school-free fun. But for children with sensory processing issues, summer can be a challenging time. From the sand on the beach … Continue reading

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Feel Good Video of the Week: Watch a Dog Comfort his Owner with Autism

Editor’s Note:   Please watch this powerful video that my daughter sent me last week. She is a dog lover and knows what we do here at PediaStaff.  She thought I would love it, and she was right.  I hope … Continue reading

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