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Shutterstock     As a 20-year experienced Occupational Therapist, private practice director at Occupational Therapy for Children (OTFC), provider of Sensory integration therapy - certified in Sensory Integration Assessment (SIPT) and treatment through the University of Southern California, advocate for families with disabilities (especially children with Autism Spectrum...

  Executive functioning is a relatively common term used in the world of health care and neuropsychology which refers to the mental capacity to focus attention, to process information while completing other tasks, and to plan and remember instructions (1). This skill allows children to control...

The classroom can be a really challenging environment for children and for teachers. What do you say to the child who wants to play sport all day, but instead has to sit still at a desk and write about his weekend? Or what about the...

Right now, most children either have a fidget spinner or have asked for one. If you’re a parent, you’re probably wondering what they are, and if you really should be investing in one for your child. But if they’re suggested to help your child, why...

Who do you talk to when you are feeling down? Do you go to the person who tells you to “just get over it?” Perhaps you go to the person who tells you that it isn’t that bad? Or do you go to the person...

Imagine you are without your calendar, smart phone or diary for a month. Would you know when you are expected to be different places, when your different appointments are or what is happening each day? I imagine you might feel a bit anxious or unsure,...