You have sat through 2+ years of coursework, an extensive amount of clinical hours, and have heard from the BACB that you are ready to schedule your exam. Now what? When I first received my confirmation email from the BACB, my initial reaction was complete panic. Out the window ...
Are you seeking fun indoor activities during this cold winter season for your child? Here are three ideas for an indoor snow day from an occupational therapy (OT) perspective:
Toe walking is actually fairly common, and in most cases a part of typical development, especially when children are first learning to walk. Most children begin to walk with a “heel first” pattern after 2 years old. However, sometimes kids seem to be constantly on their tippy ...
Generalization is defined as the ability for a child to display a skill or behavior in the presence of a variety of people, across various settings/contexts, and over increasing lengths of time. At the Sunshine Center, we use Natural Environment Teaching (NET) to ensure that ...
Apple, box, table. If you were asked to take these three nouns and create a sentence using ONLY these nouns, it would be impossible. Although nouns are an important part of our vocabulary that results in greater understanding and use of language in our environment, teaching the ...
Fall is my favorite season for many reasons: the weather gets cooler, the holidays are approaching, and there are so many speech and language skills that can be incorporated into fall activities. Parents will often ask me what games they can buy to work on their child’s speech ...
Now more than ever, children need structure throughout their day. Establishing a daily routine can help your child increase independence and provide consistency during the day. Here are a few tips that might help establish a routine with your child.
As occupational therapists, we are taught to analyze every task and creatively target a variety of skills with the simplest tools. Therefore, when planning (especially for virtual therapy sessions) and looking for some new creative ways to engage the children I treat, I turned ...
Picture this: It’s time to wash your child’s hands. You bring them into the bathroom and you tell them to turn on the water, pump the soap, rub their hands together, etc. and your child follows all of the steps until their hands are nice and clean. Later that day, when with ...
Pairing is an important process that is used by therapists at the Sunshine Center in order to build rapport. Read on to learn some pairing pointers, including why we use it and how you can implement it at home.

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