Sneaky Fine Motor Activity – April

Magic Rainbow Puzzle balls are a great way to work on finger dexterity and strength as you work to push the colorful balls into their matching holes. Additionally, they are a great bilateral activity as they require one to use a stabilizing hand while the other hand...

Sneaky Fine Motor Activity – March

Sneaky Fine Motor Activity for March: Fill the Pot of Gold   Laminate small gold coins and a pot of gold. Attach small dots of velcro to the backs of the coins and the pot, alternating the type of velcro dot so that you can also stick the coins together, small round...
Fine Motor Activity of the Month – February

Fine Motor Activity of the Month – February

By Michelle DenisonFine motor skills are often a goal for our clients but not always easy to get a child engaged in during treatment sessions.Each month we will be bringing you a Sneaky Fine Motor Activity to incorporate into your treatment sessions. Hopefully, your...

Interoception: The Next Frontier in Sensory Processing

It is likely that, as an elementary schooler, you learned about the “five senses” of the body. Perhaps you did simple experiments exploring your body’s receptors for touch, taste, hearing, smell, and sight. Then, when you learned about sensory processing challenges,...

My Sensory Motor

Children with sensory processing disorder can be quite eloquent about describing their insights and reflections on their lived experiences with SPD. These insights can be valuable to parents and therapists as a means of increasing understanding and identifying ways to...

Ahhh…That Exciting Cerebellum!!

As we learn more about the way the brain works and how that functioning relates to movement, we are learning more about the incredible influence of the cerebellum on so many of our daily functions.  Historically the cerebellum has been relegated to the functions of...

Dyspraxia or DCD? What’s in a name?

For many occupational therapists the question continues to arise regarding how to label the motor organization and coordination difficulties we treat in children.  Popular terms include developmental dyspraxia, dyspraxia, and developmental coordination disorder.  As...

In Memorium – Jane A. Koomar, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Many people are already aware that our beloved friend and colleague, Dr. Jane A. Koomar, passed away this year on February 23, 2013 after a three year battle with breast cancer.  Jane was the heart and soul of her private occupational therapy clinic, OTA The Koomar...

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