Celebrating Kathy- 3 yrs at The Therapy SPOT!

Celebrating Kathy- 3 yrs at The Therapy SPOT!

Please join us in celebrating Kathy, one of our occupational therapists at The Therapy SPOT. She has been part of The Therapy SPOT team for 3 years and has shared her expertise and dedication with 90 clients and their families. This year, she has expanded her knowledge in supporting regulation and engagement through additional training […]

Clothespin Puzzle

Clothespin Puzzle

Skills addressed: ● Pincer grasp and hand strength ● Letter/number sequencing ● Visual perceptual skills Materials: ● Clothespins ● Markers ● card stock ● OPTIONAL: tape Step 1: Line up clothespins next to each other on a piece of card stock Step 2: Draw a picture that covers all the clothespins or have you child […]

Stop, Drop, Spin, Hop!

Stop, Drop, Spin, Hop!

Materials- ★ Paper plate ★ Sticky notes ★ Cardboard ★ Split pin ★ Dice ★ Hole punch ★ Tape/ glue How to Make- ★ Label paper plate with activities (examples: jumping jacks, jumping, stand on one foot, push ups, catching a ball, dribbling a ball, etc.) ★ Cut out cardboard spinner (arrow) ★ Punch hole […]

Balloon Balance Game

Balloon Balance Game

Supplies Needed: Containers of varying size (bowls, pots, buckets, etc.) Balloons (same number as the number of containers you have) Rice or beans Instructions: Set out the containers of varying sizes next to one another starting from shortest to tallest Fill up the balloons with rice and set them next to each container Have your […]

Childhood Trauma

Childhood Trauma

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)? ACEs are potentially traumatic experiences that occur to children under 18 years old that can include intentional or unintentional abuse, neglect, and/or dysfunction. Common example include: divorce, physical/sexual abuse, household or community violence, household mental illness/suicide or suicide attempts/substance abuse, bullying, serious medical procedures or illnesses. What is Trauma? […]

Preventing & Overcoming Learned Helplessness

Preventing & Overcoming Learned Helplessness

Imagine this – Everyday while getting ready for school your child tries to zip up their jacket and is unsuccessful, so each day they turn to you and rely on you to zip it up.  After this occurs many, many times the child begins to believe that they are not capable of zipping up their […]

Interoception: The 8th Sensory System Explained

Interoception: The 8th Sensory System Explained

Sit back and relax. What do you feel inside your body? Are your muscles tense or relaxed? Are you thirsty? Is your heart beating fast or slow? Do you need to use the bathroom? To answer these question, you must use your interoception system. This system helps you feel or sense the inside of your […]

Look Who’s In the Spotlight

Look Who’s In the Spotlight

Every few months we recognize the hard work of some of our patients. We are so proud of all the accomplishments that our SPOTlight stars have made in speech, physical, and occupational therapy! Our stars have learned how to ride a bike, cut their food, and brush their hair. Read all about it below!

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