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How Occupational Therapy Can Help With Aggressive Behavior in Children

Whether your child hits or bites because they're angry or for other reasons you don't fully understand, aggressive behavior in children can be a normal part of your child's development. Typically, if any child receives constant negative consequences for their aggression and learns new skills for improving their behavior, aggression starts subsiding during their preschool…
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Home-Based Exercises to Improve Fine Motor Skills

If your child is in pediatric occupational therapy, their pediatric therapist will tell you how important fine motor skill development is.  Whether it's using school supplies, zipping up a backpack, or writing, efficient fine motor skills are needed.  These days, you may want to have your child exercise their fine motor skills now more than ever at…
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Home Based Exercises to Improve Handwriting

Plenty of children struggle with messy handwriting and sometimes simply "practicing" doesn't always help. And, while pediatric occupational therapy will definitely help, there are things you can do at home. Below are three home-based exercises you can try with your child to improve their handwriting skills.  1. Egg Carton and Beans This is an inexpensive activity you can…
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