Complete puzzles and play board games while your child is lying on the floor on their stomach Play “row row row your boat” with your child. In a sitting position with your child (facing each other), reach out and hold hands in front of your bodies and begin to alternatively push and pull so that […]
Have your child squeeze, pinch, and roll play doh, putty or clay to increase grip and pinch strength. You can make it more fun by creating animals and or superheroes’! Climbing using ropes, ladders, trees, and jungle gyms will help your child increase their functional grip strength. Create crafts projects with your child using hole […]
1. Have your child push a car or train around a track. You can start by drawing a “street” or track on a large piece of paper with your child. Your child will stabilize his/her weight on the non-dominant hand while moving the car or train along the pathway with their dominant hand.2. Have your […]
Visual motor integration or hand-eye coordination describes our ability to coordinate our hand/body movements with our vision including fine motor activities (e.g. beading) and gross motor activities (e.g. throwing/catching a ball). Academic skills such as printing and cutting require well-developed Visual Motor Integration skills. Try these fun activities to improve your child’s visual motor integration: […]
Toilet training a child with Autism (ASD) Toilet training can be challenging for any child, and it can especially be challenging for a child with Autism. There are many reasons as to why it takes a child with Autism longer to learn to use the toilet. Some of these reasons may include: Has difficulty understanding […]
Create a dedicated workspace Identify a space in your house with a desk or table that can be reserved for computer use. Working on a couch or bed for long durations is not recommended. Chair: Lumbar support is the most important aspect about a chair. It is the lower part of the backrest that curves […]
Occupational Therapy can assist older adults to maintain their independence by helping with mobility, cognition and more.
1. Use a sleep diary; this may help you recognize consistent trend causing the sleep difficulties 2. Create a visual schedule of the bedtime routine 3. Play white noise using a special machine or electronic music device 4. Provide massages, back rubs, bear hugs before bed 5. Use a heavy blanket or double duvet 6. […]