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What Is Executive Functioning? How Can OTs Help With It?

Executive functioning is a fairly common term used in the neuropsychology and healthcare world. It's the mental capacity to process information while you complete other activities, focus attention and to plan and remember instructions. It's a skill that enables kids to filter out distractions, control impulses and prioritize action goals. The development of executive function…
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Benefits of Early Intervention for Fine Motor Delays

Your child's fine motor skills involve them using their small muscles that control their fingers, hand and thumb. Fine motor skills help your child perform essential activities such as grasping toys, feeding themselves, writing, drawing, zipping up clothes and more. Being able to complete daily tasks and self-care helps with your child's confidence and self-esteem.…
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The Underlying Causes of Why Kids Have Difficulty With Handwriting

An important focus in the elementary school years for any child is learning how to effectively write words and sentences. While all young children at one time or another might have some difficulty with handwriting, if your child's handwriting is consistently unclear or distorted, it could indicate a learning disability known as dysgraphia. Dysgraphia is…
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