Using Mealtime as a Self-Regulation Tool

by Danielle Carter, MS OTR/L     Self-regulation helps us do important things in our day like manage big emotions, stay calm and organized to play, and successfully transition between activities. We can use carefully chosen sensory activities to help kids... read more

The Importance of Meaningful Experiences

by Danielle Carter, MS OTR/L Young children are sensory beings. They learn through sensory experiences of touch, sight, sound, taste, smell, and movement. While this seems to be a straightforward and easy concept for those playing, raising, and working with young... read more

How Movement Impacts Learning

The Balance of Play by Danielle Carter, MS OTR/L   When children play, part of their exploration is pushing limits.  We all know those busy toddlers or active kids who seem to be lured by challenges and risks as they interact and explore their world.  As parents,... read more

Sun Set, Sun Rise

by Amy Chouinard M.A. CCC-SLP, COM®   Disappointment. We have all felt disappointment at some time in our lives. It is a part of being human.  Dealing with disappointment is an important life skill.   Right now, more than ever, we are dealing with this intense... read more

The Importance of Tummy Time

  by Danielle Carter, OTR/L Many parents are excited for their babies to meet their milestones quickly, sometimes even encouraging early standing in the hopes of having an early walker.  While this can be tempting and easy to do, being patient and allowing babies... read more

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