Not all children enjoy the blinking lights and loud sounds that explode from typical games and toys. So how can you engage a child in play when he or she is frightened by, or lacks interest in this area? Grab some ideas from this list on Friendship Circle to stimulate imaginative play, and develop fine motor and sensory motor skills.
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Whether you’re working in a healthcare setting or as a school therapist, there’s a good chance you’ll be charged with helping to improve muscle tone. Low muscle tone, or hypotonia, refers to abnormally low tension or resistance to movement in a muscle. It occurs when the length of the resting muscle is slightly but atypically… Read More »
Working with a person with a learning disability (LD) can be a priceless experience, nurturing his or her growth in learning and self-confidence, and giving you the opportunity to demonstrate self-giving love and acceptance as you support the person. Special education teachers, school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs), and learning disability teacher consultants (LDTCs) may also honor… Read More »
Like many pediatric occupational therapists (OTs) in the field today, you probably consider your tablet an essential part of your bag of tricks. Tablets are great for keeping notes, organizing schedules and assessing new patients. Using tablets, pediatric OTs can access indispensable tools for aiding treatment and development. Plus, few things rival the chance to… Read More »