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

Collaborative Art-Making

Lately we’ve started to explore collaborative art-making during our art therapy sessions with some of the kids that struggle to engage with art-making on their own.

Collaborative art therapy sessions offer individuals and groups opportunities...

May 25, 2020

It is very important to look holistically at speech and language development which includes foundations such as attention and play skills. This is because they are precursor skills required to develop prior to another skill beginning to develop and strengthen. 

This i...

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 motor planning?

We use motor planning (sometimes referred to as praxis) for everything we do! We use it to get dressed, throw and catch a ball, write, draw, cooking a meal, and wash out hands. Motor Planning (or praxis) requires fine motor, gross motor and cogni...

May 8, 2020

Handwriting challenges? How do we spot these? 

There are many underlying components that affect handwriting. Some include: 

·Posture:  
- Having the core strength to sit upright at a desk 
·Visual – motor skills:  
- transferring ideas from your head onto paper...

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