Lacey OTR/L, an occupational therapist at Roots Therapy in Park City, UT shared some insights on what to expect before the first visit, during the first visit, and what to expect during subsequent sessions. She also shared what makes therapy successful for parents and kids.
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for good. She is a fierce advocate by paving the way for future research to help others who may receive the same diagnosis.
Communication is a basic skill that provides an avenue for our needs to be met. What happens if your child doesn’t have the language to convey their needs? What happens if your child does have language but the way they talk makes it impossible to understand what they are saying? This is where a speech therapist and language therapist can step in to help!
Sensory play is essential for all children during their development. When a child engages in sensory play it stimulates different parts of the brain which strengthens neural pathways in the brain. Sensory play also can help children learn to adapt and deal with unpleasant experiences in their world around them.
Mainstreaming your child with a disability is a big decision. Are they ready? Will they succeed? Each family needs to carefully evaluate their child to determine if mainstreaming is the best option for them
Traveling in general can be a very stressful event. However, adding children into the mix can create even more stress and chaos. What if your child has a disability? What if they have medical equipment that needs to be with your child?
Children with disabilities are more likely to develop dental issues when compared to their typically developing peers. There are several disabilities that increase the complexity of dental problems as well. Oral health is more important than people realize, taking care of our children’s teeth is a focus of our care that we should be providing.
Below is a list of 9 children’s books that highlights different types of disabilities. They are a perfect avenue to show your child with a disability that they are truly special and that there are others who look and act like they do. These books are also great teaching tools for friends, classmates, and siblings of someone with a disability.
Amy Jandrisevits created A Doll Like Me, so kids with physical differences could love and cherish their very own doll that looked exactly like them. She personally makes each doll by hand, and to date she has raised more than $225,000 to help off set the financial burden for those who could not otherwise afford a doll.
With the hustle bustle of “back to school,” important screenings are often overlooked. Did you know that it is highly recommended for your child to have a hearing screening or test at the beginning of the school year? Doing so is not only beneficial in the short term, but will also influence how successful your child will be in the future, both socially and academically.
If your child would benefit from continued social skills practice during this time at home, there are a variety of different activities that can be used to target social skills virtually via platforms such as Facetime, Skype, or Zoom. Many children who are currently working to improve their social skills require cues and reminders for appropriate body language, eye contact, and topic maintenance.