Archive for the ‘Occupational Therapy’ Category

A Child With a Mental Condition, What Helps?

Author: Kelley Filice Jensen

Tantrums…Everybody Has Them, What Parents Can Do

Author – Moira Sullivan, MS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

Everyone has witnessed a child throw a tantrum. For Parents, it is nerve wracking, embarrassing, exhausting and makes them want to throw their own tantrum. What should a parent do? Grandparents and Great Grandparents everywhere nostalgically remind us that “in their day, a good slap with the belt….” But, spanking is a parents’ own tantrum, a reaction to something a parent does not like. There are better ways to quell a child’s tantrum and reduce their frequency.

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Your baby Cannot Read, and Cannot Learn Unless He Plays First

Author – Moira Sullivan, MS, OTR/L, occupational therapist

First of all, your baby cannot read. Reading involves understanding what is written which comes only after learning from the environment. They may make sounds in response to seeing a word and hearing the sound for that word many times, but that is not reading.

Occupational therapists use play to increase motor and sensory processing skills in children. Need help paying for occupational therapy, an HSA may help, get affordable health insurance quotes.

Why use play? Play is the work of a child, it is how they learn.

Quit Interrupting, Your Kid Needs to Play!

Author – Moira Sullivan, MS, OTR/L, occupational therapist

Kids need to play. In the age of the “tiger Mom” we feel more pressure to teach our kids everything, their success depends on our constant intervention in their lives, or does it? If they play, they will be more creative, if they are more creative now, they will be more innovative later. Innovation is the cornerstone of success.

We all want our children to grow up into successful, happy adults. When I ask parents what they want for their children as adults, the answers I most often hear are good relationships, successful careers, creativity, and resilience. Health Insurance quotes for families here.

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