20 Minutes of Reading Each Day: Is it Worth it?

20 Minutes of Reading Each Day: Is it Worth it?

At the beginning of each school year, in addition to learning new classroom procedures and routines, we go over the homework expectation for the year.  Students tend to accept the math and spelling homework, but continue to question the (arguably) most important...
Teaching your Child Anti-Bullying

Teaching your Child Anti-Bullying

Partnering with parents when their child has been involved in a bullying situation is hard but important work.  No parent wants to be the recipient of a phone call saying that their child has been bullying others.  Learning these skills in elementary school, a safe...
Primitive Reflex Integration

Primitive Reflex Integration

When I started practicing occupational therapy 18 years ago I knew what primitive reflexes were, but didn’t fully grasp their impact on child development for another eight to ten years.  I had kids that would be referred to me for being “clumsy” or “sensitive” and I...
In Home Therapy

In Home Therapy

Benefits of Home-Based Therapy When I started my practice a year and a half ago, there was no doubt in my mind that I would offer home based therapy services. After practicing in traditional clinic settings for 16 years, I knew there was a better way to provide...
Behavioral Issues

Behavioral Issues

How do I know if my child has sensory processing challenges? What is Sensory Processing?  Sensory processing is how our brain processes and makes sense of sensory information coming into our body. All of the sensory information comes together to build our conscious...
Staying Active During COVID-19

Staying Active During COVID-19

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), children over the age of 5 need at least one hour per day of rigorous physical activity that gets their heart rate up.  A shocking statistic is that only 66%–nearly 2 of 3 children ages 5 to 10 are getting less than...