Monthly Archive
December 8, 2021
Please enjoy our issue of Teaching & Therapy Resources for the Classroom, Clinic and Carryover.    (Have you missed any of our previous issues? Read them HERE) Please feel free to forward this weekly resource to the parents/guardians, other therapy clinicians or…...
[Source: Little Bins for Little Hands] Toothpicks and small cranberries encourage visual and fine motor skills for kids as well as motor planning. Finger dexterity and patience are a plus when building cranberry structures! Make sure to check out our cranberry oobleck too. If…...
December 7, 2021
[Source: School Based Health Alliance] You can now access SBHA’s Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) toolkit—a step-by-step guide for school-based health centers (SBHCs) that uses an innovative, evidence-based approach to addressing drug and alcohol use with adolescents. Thanks to generous…...
[Source:  Child Mind Institute] Whether they’re sitting down to a weekday dinner or a holiday feast, it’s normal for kids to have some foods they just won’t touch. But when picky eating is so extreme that it gets in the way of…...
Editor’s Note:  PediaStaff would like to once again welcome Ushma Sampat as a PediaStaff blog contributor.    Ushma helps school based OTs hit the ground running with confidence rather than overwhelm through an Online CEU Course which includes templates and mentoring –…...
[Source:  Pre-K Pages] From birth, babies learn about the world using their 5 senses: seeing, smelling, hearing, feeling and tasting. As they grow, children’s senses are their most familiar and most basic way to explore and process new information. Sensory play enhances…...
[Source: Kids Minds] Our December finds are especially sweet, cozy, and memorable. From cookies to kindness, Christmas trees to family time, this month’s selections reflect the miracle of the season and the power of simple moments to become our life’s most treasured…...
[Source;  The OT Toolbox] Did you see the reindeer activities ideas listed here on the website last week? It’s a Christmas occupational therapy plan that can work on so many different areas. Today, I’ve got another fun holiday activity for kids to…...
December 7, 2021
[Source:  Pink Oatmeal] If you are looking for a fun gross motor-themed activity to try this December Reindeer boot camp is a must!  It’s a really fun way to work on gross motor skills with a holiday theme.  In reindeer boot camp…...
December 6, 2021
[Source:  Medical X-Press] The COVID-19 pandemic is associated with rising childhood obesity rates, according to a report released Oct. 13 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report uses data from the National Survey of Children’s Health (2019 to 2020), as well…...