Handwriting Assessments in Occupational Therapy 

Handwriting is an incredibly complex skill. Many times, the difficulties might get overlooked. Here is a list of what an occupational therapist might observe or assess during a routine handwriting assessment: Depending on your child’s specific needs including motivation level, age, current handwriting level, and ability to complete certain functional tasks, a therapist may observe […]

The Power of Choice for Our Children

The Power of Choice

Most caregivers would tell you that their biggest goal is to raise happy and healthy children. Simple, right? In a world often filled with uncertainty and instability, this can sometimes feel like a feat within itself. As adults, we often face our own struggles and find it difficult to be happy and healthy so how on earth are we supposed to help our children feel something that at times feels unattainable for ourselves?! The […]

Helpful Food Tips for “Picky Eaters”

Written by: Chandon Hines, M.S.OTR/L Did you know that there are at least 32 steps to eating?! That makes feeding and eating THE MOST complex action that humans perform on a daily basis. It involves all 8 of our sensory systems (taste, smell, touch, hearing, sight, proprioception, vestibular, and interoception) as well as each of […]


sensory bag

Make Your Own Sensory Bag Ellisa Baker, OTR/L Looking for some sensory suggestions “On the GO” this summer? Ms. Ellisa put together some great suggestions so you can make your own On the Go Sensory Bag, to meet a variety of sensory needs!

New CDC Milestones as Seen from a Speech Therapist’s Perspective


With the recent release of the CDC’s new developmental milestones, there has been a lot of buzz about how to interpret and use these new recommendations. As parents and practitioners, our ultimate goal is to do what is best for our children, but sometimes it is hard to know exactly what that is when information […]

Minimal Pairs

minimal pairs

Minimal pairs are words that differ by only 1 phoneme (sip dip).​ It is a quick way of helping your child break the habit of substituting 1 sound for another sound.​ The goal of using minimal pairs is to help your child understand how they say the word determines the meaning.  ​ Ask your speech therapist for minimal pair resources!​ -Shelley Zepp,SLP

Indoor Sensory Play

We are all waiting for the sunshine and warmer days ahead to give our kids the benefits of playing outside. Until then, you may be wondering how to fill the time indoors on weekends or between school and bedtime. Let’s look at some options to help give kids the sensory experiences they crave without having […]

Getting My COVID-19 Vaccine!

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We created this social story to help families who have chosen to have their child vaccinated.  This is not intended to imply what choice a family should or should not make for their child.  As always, we encourage you to talk with your child’s pediatrician about what is right for them.  If the vaccine is […]

Sensory strategies for Halloween & Beyond:

sensory strategies halloween

‘Tis the season for Fall festivals, class parties, fun costumes and trick or treating with friends and family! The air is filled with excited chatter and yummy smells. Streets are lined with lights, pumpkins, and friendly or spooky sights! It is a fun time of year for families, but the Fall/Halloween season can also bring its fair share of hurdles: […]