What do playing with play-do, climbing on a rock wall, organizing school supplies and learning how to cook have in common? All of these activities may be happening right now in an Occupational Therapy (OT) session at New Horizons Wellness … Read the rest
Starting May 1st, Stephanie Fouts OTR/L has joined the therapy team in our clinic. Stephanie is an Occupational Therapist with an infectious smile and an adventurous spirit. Outside of work she enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, crocheting, and … Read the rest
Group Leader, Melodie talks about the Budding Writers Group:
“This group will help to build the visual, motor and attention skills that children need to become successful in handwriting. Children that avoid or seem to struggle with fine motor activities … Read the rest
Miss Melissa’s Summer Sensory Inventions
Need one last summer activity before you send your kids to school?
How about making…..
1 cup of flour
¼ cup of salt
1 pack of Kool-Aid
⅔ cup of water
1 … Read the rest
The American Occupational Therapy Association has declared the month of April to be known as Occupational Therapy Month.
Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do … Read the rest
April is National Occupational Therapy Month. Occupational Therapists (OT) help their clients live life to the fullest by improving their ability to participate in activities of daily living, leisure and school or work.
Occupational therapy services typically include:
- Customized treatment
The American Psychiatric Association states in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) that 5% of children have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a disorder in which children experience difficulty with sustaining attention and concentration, restraining im...
Writing on a vertical (up and down) surface helps to promote an efficient pencil grasp position. Writing on a vertical surface, engages the shoulder muscles to work against gravity which promotes the development of the arm strength and stability. This … Read the rest
Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful…….. (part 2)
The good news is, we are heading toward spring and with each day we are seeing more signs of the seasons changing. The hard part is that there are still some really … Read the rest
Oh the Weather outside is frightful….(Part one)
What to do on a cold, wet day when you have kids with that need to move? This time of year, days are short, cold and often rainy. It can be hard for … Read the rest
Occupational Therapists (OTs) help their clients live life to the fullest by improving their ability to participate in activities of daily living, leisure and school/work. OTs are are enthusiastic and caring. They get excited about helping clients be able to … Read the rest