June 17, 2020

Parenting is hard. There is no one right way to be a parent. 

Many parents come into OT sessions and state that they tried to implement a strategy at home but just didn’t have the time or energy and you know what? THAT’S OKAY! 

If we tell children to just try their best...

June 17, 2020

One of the senses that not many people are aware of! 

Interoception – one of the senses that provides our brain with feedback about how we’re feeling on the inside. Receptors for this sense are found in our organs to tell us when we feel hungry, too nervous or too hot. 

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June 17, 2020

Fun Exercises to do at home! 

Bring the zoo into the home 😀 Give these animal walks a try with your little one. It helps with developing gross motor skills, core strength and it’s loads of fun! 

As OTs we use these animal walks in session to help the child dev...

June 17, 2020

Nature provides health benefits that are truly impossible to replicate in an indoor environment! 

There are endless sensory, motor and regulatory experiences to discover outdoors.


🌱 We can explore what it feels like to roll around in the grass or work out how to use ou...

June 17, 2020

There is a pesky fly buzzing around your house! When you follow its path with your eyes so that you can catch it you are using visual tracking! 

Visual tracking is simply focusing on an object as it moves across a person’s visual field. This skill is important for almos...

May 25, 2020

Does my kid’s pencil grasp need fixing? How am I supposed to know? 

Like any other milestones (rolling over -> crawling -> first steps -> walking -> running), pencil grasp has its own progression.  

1. Fist grasp 

2. Digital Pronate grasp 

3. Tripod g...

May 25, 2020

Tummy time is not just for babies! Development of strength, endurance and so much more happens on the floor!  

Some children may become uncomfortable or tired when laying on their bellies during play. These are the children that may appear to be a bit ‘floppy’, h...

May 25, 2020

Does your child seem clumsy, uncoordinated or or move awkwardly? But why? 

Bilateral coordination is the ability to coordinate both sides of our body in a controlled manner at the same time. It is a foundational ability that is required for many different activities and...

May 12, 2020

When completing tasks at home and in school some children may lose track of what they are doing, make frequent mistakes, or simply abandon the task all together. When a child is struggles to complete tasks, there are many reasons that paying attention may be difficult.

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May 12, 2020

What is core strength?


Having core strength means having strong tummy, back and pelvis muscles. We need these muscles to be strong in order to participate in everyday activities.

Core strength is essential for children to be able to maintain standing up or sitting down...

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