by Jessica Hill, COTA/L March 13, 2023
Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify, assess and manage one’s own emotions, as well as those of others. Read our article to learn more about emotional intelligence and why it's important for all children. Read More
by Jessica Hill, COTA/L February 06, 2023 1 Comment
Do you or your child struggle with ADHD? Check out our in-depth article all about ADHD and the best strategies to help! Read More
by Shea Brogren, MOT, OTR/L January 13, 2023 1 Comment
Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) in children is an increasingly common diagnosis. The behaviors associated with this diagnosis can be difficult to address if education is not provided on the most effective approaches. Read our article to learn about ODD, what causes it, and the best ways to address behaviors associated with oppositional defiant disorder. Read More
by Jessica Hill, COTA/L December 14, 2022
Sensory overload occurs when too much sensory input from the environment causes an adverse reaction. As an adult experiencing sensory overload, you can take steps to help your nervous system feel more calm and regulated. Read our article to learn strategies and tips to help! Read More
by Jessica Hill, COTA/L November 17, 2022
At birth, primitive reflexes are present to assist in survival - most develop in utero. Primitive reflexes should integrate - go away or develop - around 12 months of age, some closer to two or three years old. Read this article to learn what reflexes newborns have, how to know if they integrate, and how to help if they don't!
by Jessica Hill, COTA/L September 27, 2022
Why does your child have a meltdown as soon as they get home from school? Why can’t they engage and tell you about their day? Why can’t they seem to focus and follow instructions for tasks around the house?
Read this article to learn why and use our ideas and strategies to help!
by Jessica Hill, COTA/L August 22, 2022
Does your child struggle to wake up in the morning? Do they have difficulty following their morning routine before school? Is the transition to school in the morning one of the hardest transitions of the day? If so, this article will give you some ideas as to WHY these challenges are occurring as well as some tips and tricks to help! Read More
by Jessica Hill, COTA/L August 04, 2022
Are you familiar with the diagnosis dyscalculia? Many people have never heard of it due to the small percentage of individuals who are diagnosed each year. However, dyscalculia can be a very challenging learning disability, which is why we’re going to dive into all the details in this article! Read More
by Jessica Hill, COTA/L July 08, 2022 1 Comment
Sensory Diets can help kids with sensory processing challenges and SPD. A Sensory Diet is designed to give the child sensory input at different times throughout the day through specific sensory activities. Read this article to learn everything you need to know about sensory diets! Read More
by Jessica Hill, COTA/L June 24, 2022 1 Comment
Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing. In our article, we’ll dive into the specific skills required for handwriting, spelling, and creative writing. We’ll also talk about strategies that can help if your child struggles with or is showing signs of dysgraphia.
by Jessica Hill, COTA/L June 16, 2022
You’ve likely heard of dyslexia before. Most people associate dyslexia with reading and writing challenges, specifically letter reversals. While that can be associated with dyslexia, that’s not all it is. Read our article to learn all about dyslexia, including signs that can be present in children and what you can do to help your child if you suspect they may have dyslexia.
by Jessica Hill, COTA/L May 13, 2022 1 Comment
What is motor planning and praxis? Well from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed, you are constantly motor planning your movements. Read our article to learn more about motor planning and praxis, challenges with praxis and ways to help support a child who has challenges with praxis and motor planning skills. Read More