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Flex Your Flexibility -Anne Abernathy, MS, OTR/L

We’ve all heard of “going with the flow” and said to ourselves “I can be flexible”. But sometimes it’s easier said than done. Having flexible thinking means having the ability to change plans at the last minute or enter a situation without expectation and be okay with whatever the outcome may be. I don’t know […]

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Play Outside!

Did you know playing and spending time outdoors has many benefits for children? Outdoor play is a multi-sensory experience. Playing in the backyard, at the park, or on the playground provides input to all of the senses in our body such as aromas from plants, the sight of nature, and feeling unique textures, just to […]

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Screen Time Dilemmas

Screen Time Dilemmas We’ve all read the articles warning us of the dangers of too much screen time and the impact on child development. But in today’s culture, technology is not just a luxury but a necessity. In 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics introduced new, more flexible screen time recommendations that do not include […]

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What is “heavy work” for children and how does it help?

“Heavy Work” to parents, teachers and other caregivers of children with sensory processing difficulties. So what is heavy work? How does it work? How can it benefit your child? Read below to find out more! Let’s start by talking about your senses. There are five, right? Actually, there are 8! In addition to the well-known […]

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Safe Sleep

Occupations are life activities that individuals engage in, anything that is meaningful and purposeful to someone. Sleep, activities related to obtaining restorative rest and sleep to support healthy, active engagement in other occupations, is crucial throughout one’s lifespan. Sleep particularly comes to mind when you think of infants and new mommas! The American Academy of […]

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