Does My Child Need Occupational Therapy?

What is Occupational Therapy?  Occupational therapy helps individuals participate and perform in their everyday life activities in their home and community, including school, workplace, and social settings. Occupational therapy focuses on assisting and improving the physical, psychosocial, sensory-perceptual, and cognitive skills that support engagement in daily activity to increase independence and quality of life. How…

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But, they can play at home? The importance of Play-Based Interventions in Speech Therapy

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    When preparing for a speech therapy session with a pediatric client, often the first question is; “what toys and games could I incorporate?’ Looking In It’s not uncommon for parents to look in on their child’s session and see what looks like their child “just playing,”. However, we know through evidenced based research,…

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What happens if Parkinson’s is left untreated?

Parkinson’s Disease and its impact.  As defined by the Mayo Clinic, Parkinson’s Disease is defined as a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Parkinson’s disease is measured in different stages in which early signs may be mild, whereas later signs can cause severe impairments in motor, cognitive, and social functioning. Some of the hallmark…

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