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Consequences of Delaying Early Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Your child's early years in life are very important because during these years their cognitive, physical, and social growth and development take place. The first three years are crucial since your child's brain is evolving during this phase. Sadly, not all kids pass through these important developmental milestones successfully. Some don't develop and mature as…
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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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