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 summer activities for child development

10 Fun Summer Activities to Promote Child Development 

10 Fun Summer Activities to Promote Child Development  by Marisa Fiorentino, OTR/L Kids Place North Pediatric Occupational Therapist As summer rolls around, finding activities to keep your kids busy and entertained seems daunting. Luckily, there are hundreds of activities for your home that are both fun and help with various developmentally appropriate skills and occupations.…

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How to Prevent an Overstuffed Mouth in Your Child

It’s dinner time. You’re all eating around the table, and suddenly your child’s plate is almost empty! But alas… all of the food is still in their mouth, stuffed to the brim. How do you prevent an overstuffed mouth in your child? Read on to find out! What is Overstuffing?  Overstuffing is when your child…

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Understanding Symptoms – The Victim and The Culprit

Understanding Symptoms – The Victim and The Culprit by Cassidy Cooney PT, DPT AzOPT Buckeye Physical Therapist Understanding the symptoms we experience can be frustrating and confusing. They tend to limit and bother the life in which we need and hope to participate in. It is, however, underappreciated how truly interconnected each tissue and region…

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Supporting Healthy Media Use For Children

What is a Healthy Amount of Media Use for Your Child? Media, including TV, computers, smartphones, tablets and video games, can affect how your children learn, feel, think, and behave. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages you to help your children develop healthy media use habits. “Nudges” to consider that help with healthy media…

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Physical Therapy Before Replacement Surgery

Ask the Therapist: Do I Really Need Physical Therapy Before Replacement Surgery? “My surgeon is going to remove all the arthritis from my bone-on-bone knee and replace it so I am pain free! What’s the point of physical therapy before surgery?” True – during most replacement surgeries, patients often have great success removing the arthritis…

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Pediatric Speech Therapy Targeting Speech and Language Skills Through Everyday Life

Targeting Speech and Language Skills Through Everyday Life

Targeting Speech and Language Skills Through Everyday Life  By Stephanie Celaya, CCC-SLP Kids Place Central Bilingual Speech and Language Pathologist The first three years of a child’s life is crucial for speech and language development.  Their brains are developing and maturing rapidly. It is very important for children to be consistently exposed to environments that…

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