Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Handwriting – Pediatric OT Video

AZOPT Kids Place pediatric occupational therapist, Amanda, define the skills necessary for strong handwriting and how pediatric occupational therapy intervenes to positively impact children with developmental delays. For more information, please visit: Correct Children’s Handwriting Grips Helpful Tips for Your Child’s Handwriting Your Child’s Progressions in Handwriting A Guide to Understanding Pediatric Occupational Therapy

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Reflexes Role in Child Development

Reflexes Role in Child Development By Jenn Gile, OTR/L; Jessica Tallent, OTR/L; Amanda Mazerall, OTR/L Kids Place Pediatric Occupational Therapists A reflex is an automatic, instinctual movement pattern that occurs in response to a stimulus. There are several primitive reflexes that are present at birth or emerge shortly after birth and integrate within the first…

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Self Care Skills and Child Development

Self Care Skills and Child Development by Egle Majute, Student Occupational Therapist The role of an Occupational Therapist is to support children of any age in participation of their daily occupations. One of those occupations is self-care skills. Self-care skills are everyday tasks such as toileting, bathing, grooming, and dressing, commonly referred to as activities of…

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Self Care Skills – Pediatric OT Video

AZOPT Kids Place pediatric occupational therapist, Sarah, and student, Egle define self care skills and how pediatric occupational therapy intervenes to positively impact children with developmental delays. For more information, please visit: A Guide to Understanding Pediatric Occupational Therapy Self Care Skills and Child Development

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Visual Motor Skills – Pediatric OT Video

AZOPT Kids Place pediatric occupational therapist, Sarah, defines visual motor skills and how pediatric occupational therapy intervenes to positively impact children with developmental delays. For more information, please visit: A Guide to Understanding Pediatric Occupational Therapy Defining Visual Motor Skills and Visual Perceptual Skills Improving Your Child’s Visual Skills

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Sensory Boards and The Importance of Play

Sensory Boards and the Importance of Play by Sarah Koppenhoefer-Little, MS, OTR/L Kids Place Pediatric Occupational Therapist One of the main jobs or “occupations” of a child is to play.  As they play, they learn about their environment, gain essential skills, and have a fantastic time doing it.  The poet Diane Ackerman once said, “Play…

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Considering a Service Dog to Assist Children with Disabilities

Considering a Service Dog to Assist Children with Disabilities by Cindy Ewert, OTR/L Kids Place Pediatric Occupational Therapist When you feel like you have exhausted every option, and are still looking for the one thing that could change your child’s life, a service dog therapy dog may be your answer! It is important to note…

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