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The 10 Best Benefits Of Sensory Swings

The 10 Best Benefits of Sensory Swings

Through the years, swings are one of the most popular play equipment for children. Swinging in the backyard, on the playground, or at the park gives a different level of excitement or relaxation for these young individuals. Actually, swings are very common in occupational therapy facilities because of its ability to address issues related to vestibular sensory system. This major …

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Teach Your Child How to Make Friends

While some children are still enjoying the summer heat and vacation, some schools have finally opened their gates for new and old students. There are children who are just so enthusiastic to wear their “student hats” again. Meeting old friends and making new relationships simply thrills them. However, there are some individuals who are relatively anxious to go to school …

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Therapeutic Apps For Children

Game apps are very popular for children. Most of them spend substantial time flicking their android devices, phones, tablets, or computers to pass time or simply have fun! Well, since “play” is very important in every child’s development, why not encourage them to indulge in virtual games that actually have therapeutic benefits? A conventional playroom setting and traditional toys are …

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What is a “Sensory diet”?

Do you want your child’s behavior to get into an “okay” state? Try a SENSORY DIET. A sensory diet is not related with food nor a special ingredient to add in your child’s meal. It is actually a unique, set of physical activities carefully designed to meet a child’s specific sensory needs in a particular time. Sensory diets, typically developed …

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Teaching Your Child About Personal Space

One of the most common social problems among children is establishing or maintaining the so-called “Personal Space” (others refer to as “space bubble”). It is defined as “the distance from another person at which one feels comfortable when talking to or being next to that other person” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). Sustaining a good personal space is a very important social skill …

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Pediatric Feeding: Is it Sensory, Oral Motor, or Both?

The motor and sensory aspects of eating comprise the functions and coordination of muscles in the mouth as wells as the perception of food taste, temperature, and texture. Some children can have problems with either areas or both making eating process extremely challenging for parents, caregivers, and families. Feeding disorders are very common for children with oral motor or sensory …

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Be Part of an Autism Study at Kennedy Krieger Institute

SPARK for Autism, (aka “Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge”), the largest autism research organization designed to examine the medical and genetic aspects of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is inviting families that have children or individuals diagnosed with ASD to participate in their study worldwide. In partnership with Kennedy Krieger Institute, SPARK for Autism aims to gather and share …

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How to Teach Your Child to Tie Shoe Laces

Are you having trouble teaching your child how to tie his or her shoes? Learning to tie shoe laces is quite tricky for most children. This life skill requires a level of dexterity that begins to develop approximately five to seven year old. Instructing and coaching children about this very important fine motor skill could be frustrating for some parents …

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Rethinking Baby Food Pouches

Throughout time, baby food pouches have been a popular choice for supplemental feeding among young children. These are mostly pureed food like fruits and vegetable, which are typically added with other ingredients believed to enhance favor and provide nutrients. Its’ colorful and squishy packaging is certainly appealing and convenient for babies and toddlers. For some parents, baby food pouches come …

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Therapeutic Benefits Of Swimming

Therapeutic Benefits of Swimming

For most families, summer is the perfect time to be in the water. They head out to the pool or swim in the beach, play games, and explore water fun activities. Some parents would actually enroll their children in swimming programs/camps or get involved in aquatic therapy to introduce basic swimming techniques and develop this significant life skill ultimately. Experts …

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