Recent Posts by Danielle Shulman

Understanding Developmental Delays in Children

As children grow and develop, they learn different skills like smiling for the first time, taking their first step or waving goodbye. These skills are referred to as developmental milestones. Children don't have a strict timetable on when they'll develop these skills. For instance, some babies may start to walk as early as nine months, while…
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The Benefits of Therapeutic Putty

Therapeutic putty is a pediatric occupational therapist approved tool and provides an effective and simple resistance-based training that helps children develop strong grips. Just by forming and shaping the non-toxic, non-flammable putty, your child will be engaging their hands in an easy and safe exercise that will deliver good results. Occupational therapists have been favoring therapeutic for…
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5 Tips to Help Kids Learn to Hold Their Pencil Correctly

One essential skill necessary for preschoolers is holding a pencil correctly when handwriting. A lot of children enter first grade and still hold their pencils in their fists. This is fine for toddlers just learning to color, but preschoolers and kindergartners that don't have fine motor skills delays should know hold to hold their pencil correctly —…
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