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  • Is Kindergarten the New 1st Grade?

    Last week I presented at another conference for early childhood educators.  Entitled 10 Terrific Tips for DAP Fine Motor Skills the workshop  covered  important sensory and motor components needed for developing  good hand skills.  (See my blog from last spring on the AHA! Moment).  The room was packed and ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on February 19, 2013
  • You Need This! : A Movement Infographic

    Most of you are already gone and/or headed out today for the winter break holidays so just keep this on file to use when your school or clinic services resume in January.  Your Therapy Source has just released a helpful infographic on Movement and Learning . This handy graphic cites CDC research that indicates that 5-20 minute movement breaks ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on December 21, 2012
  • An Interesting Study on Toe Walking

    As OTs (and certainly our pediatric PT colleagues) we have all seen our share of kids that are toe walking with no history of any apparent medical disorder that would account for the problem such as CP or sequelae from a TBI. Termed Idiopathic Toe Walking (ITW) it seems there is some emerging research that suggests what many therapists have ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on October 27, 2012
  • More Ideas for Your Therapy Bag

    A few months back I wrote a blog entitled What Do You Have in Your Therapy Bag? In it, I listed my top 6 favorite things that I always like to have on hand as a clinic and school based therapist. I recently came across Abby's blog and see that she her own spin on this topic as well. Check out her suggestions with a tagline she calls ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on June 8, 2012
  • Snow - not just an outdoor sensory experience...

    I was working with a kiddo at a daycare a couple weeks ago after we had a substancial snowfall.  The kids were all excited about the snow but it was too cold to go outside and play.  The daycare provider grabbed two medium sized, see through tupperware containers and went outside.  She came back a few moments later with them ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on December 30, 2009
  • Tuesday Tidbit - The Spit Cup

    When it comes to picky eaters one of the biggest challenges we have as therapists is getting the child to even taste something.  There is, of course, an entire protocol to getting a sensory defensive child to allow food to be 1) in the room, 2) on the table, 3) on their plate, 4) on their spoon/fork, 5) near their mouth, 6) in their ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on October 19, 2009