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
Some children acquire social skills, such as saying “please” and “thank you” and to wait their turn by observational learning. However, children with developmental, learning, and attention issues often experience difficulty developing common social interaction skills by simply observing o...
Look each month for new ideas from Melissa Polensky COTA/L. She will be sharing great ideas for easy, fun and sensory rich activities that help to support occupational therapy and speech therapy goals.
How about making….Putty!
- 4 oz
Group Leader, Casey, talks about the Staying Calm and Alert Group:
“Group members will work together to learn how to monitor, maintain, and change their level of alertness. The purpose of this group is to build interaction skills while helping … Read the rest
Budding Writers For Ages 3-5 ~ Tuesdays from 2-3 pm, 4 sessions (10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27)
This occupational therapy led group is for children who are struggling with beginning to write or color or who avoid doing fine motor activities. … Read the rest
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...