April 20, 2020

Since the Coronavirus became global, more and more therapists and teachers have started working online. After working in online settings since 2009 - back when screen sharing didn't even exist! - we have lots of tips and tricks for you to try.

1. Think outside of the bo...

March 16, 2020

During this difficult time dealing with COVID19 many parents are finding themselves spending a great deal of time in close quarters with their children. As a parent myself, and an Occupational Therapist who has been working with children in the schools for over 20 year...

March 15, 2020

Chances are, you and your kids have been affected by the coronavirus quarantines happening around the world, and everyone is asking, what do I do with my kids for the next few weeks (maybe months)?!

Young children and special needs children often need many repetitions a...

July 14, 2019

Working with students online can be fun and rewarding, but also poses it's own challenges. Here are some tips on how to set up your virtual classroom to ensure success.

1. Find a quiet and private space. 

Make sure you can close the door and that no one will be walking a...

July 13, 2019

Are you raising bilingual children? Is one language more dominant than the other, but you'd really like them to get better at the less dominant language? Often there are fewer opportunities to to speak the less dominant language, so how do we encourage our children to...

April 8, 2019

Sensory Processing and Focus

Spring is in the air! It seems as an occupational therapist in the schools one of the main things I am always asked about is how to make children pay attention and focus on their work.  This time of the year is always hard when kids want to...

March 22, 2019

Whether your child struggles with a language delay, is learning two or more languages or you just want to give them a language boost, there are many fun ways to encourage language learning at home.

1. Bake a cake, or really any baking project that includes following dir...

February 21, 2019

Bring your child to the next level of speaking, reading and writing in English

Based on the 6+1 Trait Writing Program

We are introducing a whole new level of English learning to children via the computer with a live interactive teacher in order to produce critical thinke...

February 15, 2019

Oral motor weakness, or weakness in the muscles of the lips, tongue and cheeks, can cause a variety of difficulties. The most serious is swallowing difficulty which can lead to food and liquids entering your lungs and possibly causing pneumonia. If you suspect your chi...

January 15, 2019

Being wiggly is a normal state of being for most children and though some are more wiggly and struggle more than others with sitting and maintaining focus, all children need to move. Here are some tips on how to help your child sit and focus for longer.

Get the wiggles...

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