Executive function is a set of mental skills that our kids use every day to actively engage in daily like skills, learn, and play. Executive function is responsible for your child’s ability to sustain attention, organize and plan, initiate and complete, problem solve, and regulate emotions. There are many different ways to address breakdowns with executive functioning skills. Your therapy team works together to address ‘the whole child’ so they can perform at their best. Check out some ways in which occupational therapy can focus on improving your child’s executive functioning skills.
Handwriting is an important developmental task for children to learn. Through handwriting, we can express ourselves and communicate with the world around us. However, it is imperative to acknowledge that handwriting is complicated - there are so many skills and factors that go into the physical act of putting letters/words on paper. Check out this article for some tips to help promote development of handwriting skills for your children.
The year of 2020 has brought a lot of unpredictable change to what we considered “normal”. Forcing us to reevaluate and redefine how we interact with one other and stay connected to those important to us. Virtual game nights are a great way to bring some entertainment to your family and friends while staying safe and healthy during this crazy time. This article provides simple tips, tricks and how-to's for adapting your game nights in order to target a variety of developmental skills for your children in a fun and entertaining way.
Getting dressed for the day is a daily activity that can also cause a lot of stress on both parents and the child. With weather changes, comes changes in clothing, which for our touch sensitive kids can be a big deal. In this article we share some tips to help ease the transtision from summer to school clothes for your kids.
An activity of daily living – also known as an ADL – is a primary occupation an individual needs to perform every day. Both kids and adults need to engage in ADLs in order to function within their environment. Read more here.