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Sleep Tips for Kids with Autism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQxp-B224pg **THIS VIDEO WAS ORIGINALLY RECORDED FOR HARKLA Blog** Sleep and Autism- Cara discusses the issue of sleep and how to help your child sleep better. 2:18 Poor sleep impairs our physical and psychological well being. 2:34...

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Clothespin Caterpillars

Here's a fun summer activity that kids will love! The bonus is you can use your caterpillar to hang drawings up on the refer. If you want to challenge your child, print out the photos and ask kids to place them in order to work on sequencing. Also fun is to see what...

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Brain and Sensory Foundations for OT, PT, and Parents

As a therapist and parent, I'm often asked about courses I recommend. Here's one of my FAVORITES for everyone! I'm lucky to be an affiliate of Move, Play, Thrive and Sonia Story who has provided quality and life-changing courses that fit your lifestyle. ~ Cara Would...

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Pediatric OT 101 ~ 9 Tips For New Graduates

Welcome to Pediatric OT!Graduation from college is an incredible milestone! Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could bottle the excitement and enthusiasm we feel at that time?  Some therapists obtain work prior to graduation but many wait. I'm often asked for advice...

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Aquatic Therapy in Your Own Backyard

Who wants to jump into a cool pool on a hot summer day? Your child does! Since play is the main way a child learns, giving your child aquatic tasks designed with play in mind can be both fun and therapeutic!  Aquatic therapy has been around since ancient times....

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20 Lego Store Shopping Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

20 Lego Store Shopping Tips, Tricks, and HacksWe ALL use Legos in our clincs, schools, and homes. I've found some awesome ideas for Lego shopping. Enjoy!Are you planning a trip to the Lego Store soon? If so, you should know you have all sorts of Lego fun waiting for...

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5 Facts About Metacognition – What IS It?

Who are you? What do you tell yourself? What are your beliefs and thoughts as you move throughout your day? We all have that voice inside of us that helps us to work through difficulties we face. Many of the children we work with struggle to realize that they have the...

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Spring Break Activities for Kids + FREE Easter Download

Spring break is almost here and our children are going to be looking for fun activities to keep them busy and get the wiggles out. Our spring break activities are Pocket Occupational Therapist approved.Join in with the kids and have fun because our list is...

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Make Your Own Find-It Jar PLUS St. Patricks Day FREEBIE!

Make Your Own Find-It Jars     PLUS, our FREEBIE this month, a St. Patrick's day word-find activity.Hi faithful readers! I'm so excited that we have been creating new fun activities for our clients. Find-It tubes can be quite expensive and we're always...

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The NEW Fine Motor Company Created by OTs

Have you heard? The NEW Handwriting products that are sweeping the nation have a funny name but serious results!Fundanoodle stands for FUN, FunDAmental skill development, and using your NOODLE!I heard about Fundanoodle through another OT and researched it. I was...

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