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The Power of Hugging

For most people, hugs are truly essential because of that sense of warmth, comfort, and security it provide. Some experts believe hugs could actually make you feel better and even alleviate some pain in your body (e.g. physically, emotionally, psychologically) when sincerely felt or received. For babies and infants, hugs play a very unique position in brain development and intelligence. …

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Strategies For Kids Who Cannot Sit Still

We all would probably agree on this – kids just love to play, run around, do an activity randomly and jump to another one, without getting tired – or so we thought. Most of them just could not bear the thought of staying in one spot for more than 2 minutes. Well, parents or adults chasing these energetic and active …

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Sensory-friendly Sleep Tips for Kids

For most families with kids, bedtime is the most anticipated time of the day when playful, active little ones are finally settled and put to sleep. Parents are able to catch their breath and enjoy the brief moment of quietness and relief. However, children with sensory processing issues is a different story. They usually display typical restlessness and resistant to …

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“Brain-Building kid activities for Valentine’s Day”

Valentine’s Day is a day of the year when we demonstrate our affection to loved ones in a very special way. Most people usually send cards, flowers, gifts, and other tokens of appreciation to those who are dear to them. Some children play their imagination and creativity by writing love letters, making personalized cards, or doing some arts and crafts …

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It’s MOVIE Time! Sensory Friendly Films are here!

Most people love watching movies. A bucket of warm popcorn, or a tasty hotdog, and a big soda or refreshment makes the movie more exciting and entertaining. Others go to movie theaters to relax, unload stress, release anxiety, and just have a good time. Some kids find it enjoyable as well. Movies stir different emotions, test or amplify our senses, …

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Your Child’s Rights: Important Terms to Know

Good knowledge and understanding about special education as well as legal rights and protections of your child facilitates quality education. Schools and institutions could design and provide a better instructional methods and intervention plans if parents and families develop a sound familiarity on common terminology, procedures, and related subject matter. Incidentally, that is not always the case. Some parents lack …

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Promoting Upper Body Strength in Kids

Bearing weight on upper limbs, moving arms and shoulder in a coordinated fashion, and performing daily tasks are some of the important reasons why upper body strength is vital. In general, outdoor play and sports interest many kids. It is the stage whereby physical activities facilitate further bone growth and muscle development. Likewise, trunk and back are put to the …

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Understanding Your Child’s Trouble With Movement and Coordination

Studies show that less than 10 percent of kids develop some movement and coordination difficulties that prevent them from performing daily functions compared to other children of same age. Learning new skills and and executing certain actions seem troublesome for young people. What could be the causes of this condition? Are there ways to avoid such problems related to movement …

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Winter Sensory Activities for Kids with SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder)

Winter is here. Snow and rain are typical. Most kids with SPD have weather issues. Some are hypersensitive to cold while some are fond of it. While some would rather stay at home, others are just too enthusiastic to play outside or enjoy the snowy or chilly atmosphere. As usual, parents are trying so hard figuring out the best activities …

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The Role of Occupational Therapy With Children and Youth

Even in this modern world with highly advanced technology, there is still a great need to educate people about the nature and benefits of occupational therapy. We at Skills on the Hill Pediatric Occupational Therapy Clinic thrives consistently to assist in promoting public awareness about OT. Learn how OT could impact profoundly not just specific individuals or families but  the …

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