As our society continues on the path of great technological advancements, there are some that question why we are still teaching our children handwriting. The “to teach, or not to teach” debate is real in the year 2017, aka the Keyboard Age. In a world of keyboards, is it ...
Happy National Occupational Therapy Month everyone! This month is particularly meaningful because The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) just celebrated their 100th anniversary. The concept of engaging in meaningful therapeutic activities has been the foundation ...
Sensory Processing: When the nervous system is developmentally mature, sensory messages are delivered efficiently to the brain where the brain interprets this information and allows the body to respond appropriately (behavior). A developmentally mature system means that the ...
Twinkle, twinkle little… Did you finish the song? Most likely you did. This is one powerful use of song we use with our children with autism in music therapy at the Sunny Days Sunshine Center. Having a child fill in the gap is based on the concept that “structured musical ...
In our OT sessions at the Sunshine Center, we sing a song “let your eyes tell your body what to do”. We use this song to gently remind our children to look around, take note of the area and then move. We are trying to replace “on the go” actions with conscious awareness of ...

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