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Teaching Your Child How to Tie Their Shoes

By: Laura Bueche MOT OTR/L

Teaching your child how to tie shoes can be frustrating for parent and child. This tricky dressing task relies on a variety of different components to work together such as: fine motor skills, bilateral hand skills, visual perceptual skills, sequencing, and attention. 448 more words

Caregivers

Can your child benefit from Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy?

By: Emily Muzzy, Occupational Therapist

What is Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT)? 
Constraint-Induced Movement is a therapeutic approach for children with one sided weakness such as hemiplegia, brachial plexus or other unilateral impairment.  634 more words

Parenting

2016 Summer Camp at the YMCA!

Ages 3-5 Kiddie Camp

(POTTY TRAINED)
CHOOSE 2, 3, 4 OR 5 DAYS A WEEK! RAIN OR SHINE
Kiddie Kamp provides an introduction to a camp experience on an intimate scale for our youngest campers, encouraging all children to reach their full potential. 414 more words
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Toe Walking in Toddlers...is it Normal?

By: Bridget Hobbs, PT, DPT

Walking on the balls of the feet or “toe-walking”, is quite common in children just learning to walk. The good news is that many children out-grow it within a few months of walking.  545 more words

Parenting

Chick, Chick, Chick, Chick, Chicken...

We were very excited to take delivery of some eggs at Twinkles Boston Spa recently! The eggs were very carefully placed in a incubator to keep warm and we watched and waited, and we waited and we watched… 373 more words

Using visual schedules: A Guide for Parents

By: Jessica Drake-Simmons M.S. CCC-SLP

Using visual schedules allows your child to see what is going to be happening in their day and the order of events.  531 more words

Parenting