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What Is Self Regulation and How Can OTs Help?

Children experience ups and downs on a regular basis when they're attempting to manage their frustrations and feelings. A child can experience discomfort or stress when responding to new environments and changes, but parents, teachers and occupational therapists can act as "emotional coaches" as they help kids respond to situations accordingly. They can help them…
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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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