Kyla is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist at Kids Place West in Goodyear. Kyla received her Master’s of Occupational Therapy from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota and her Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science from Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. Originally from Montana, Kyla loves being outside and enjoys hiking, running, camping, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Her favorite sports teams include the Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City Royals, and KU Jayhawks!
Pediatric Occupational Therapy handwriting activities

8 Fun Handwriting Activities for Kids  

8 Fun Handwriting Activities for Kids   Summer is an opportune time to hone in your child’s handwriting skills. Handwriting can be a difficult skill for children to learn. If your child tends to have difficulty focusing during writing activities, try to switch up the activity. Here are fun activities to help your child stay engaged when…

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Promoting Better Sleep Habits in Children

Promoting Better Sleep Habits in Children by Kyla Johnson, M.S., OTR/L KP West Pediatric Occupational Therapist Sleep has such an important impact on your child’s mental and physical development. Poor or inadequate sleep can also affect a child’s behavioral responses. Sleep, or lack thereof, can affect your child’s ability to self-regulate and make it difficult…

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