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Sensory Processing Disorders: Tips for the “Out of Sync” Child

Many children with sensory processing issues can become frustrated and overwhelmed in environments that are over stimulating.  Over stimulating environments may include the grocery store, classroom environment, or crowded areas.  For many children, additional proprioceptive input is helpful in calming the child and helping the child to feel more grounded within their body. Proprioception refers […]


Child’s “Play” : What You Need to Know

“Play” is a child’s work.  Development of play skills is an essential component of early child development.  Play acts as a window which allows us to examine all aspects of a child’s development including their physical, cognitive, speech and language and social-emotional functioning.  It is through play that children learn about objects, people and the […]


Buttoning Skills

Occupational Therapist discusses tips and tricks for helping your child learn to button buttons while building finger strength and coordination.


The Orton-Gillingham Approach to Reading Instruction

Does your child struggle to read?  Does he confuse letters and sounds or seem to know them one day and forget them the next?  While learning to read and write comes naturally to many children, some need specific, direct instruction in order to gain these skills.  This instruction can be provided as a supplement to […]


Integrated Listening

Integrated Listening (iLs) is one of our new services offered at Child’sPlay Therapy Center.  Children who would benefit from iLs include those who struggle with concentration/attention, reading, auditory processing, sensory regulation, and motor coordination.  Integrated listening is based on the science that our brains are “neuroplastic”, or able to learn and change throughout life.  In […]


ChildsPlay Therapy Center – Who We Are

When a parent has concerns about their child’s development, behavior, or academic progress, they often don’t know where to turn. Child’sPlay Therapy Center, conveniently located in Hoover, provides a variety of therapeutic and academic services to children age birth through teens, who may be struggling in a variety of areas.  At Child’sPlay, you will find […]