Did you know that development of handwriting skills depends on a solid foundation of sensory processing skills?
Really, all of our motor output (both gross and fine motor) become refined and developed after sensory skills have been established. So, it’s pretty common for some kids with handwriting challenges to have underlying sensory processing issues.
One of the most common referrals I get is to assess handwriting skills and “awkward” pencil grasps. What counts as awkward? And if it is awkward, how do you fix it? Is it necessary to fix it? [continue reading]
Recently, I’ve been feeling so guilty with all the time and effort I’ve been putting into planning fun treatment sessions for my clients and then coming home to read the same book and play the same picnic game with my 21 month old. I found a little inspiration with the Easter theme and wanted to plan an Easter activity for toddlers. So, I got a little excited when I went to the Target dollar section and found these super cute Easter eggs, crinkle paper fillers and rubber porcupine balls! It had sensory bin screaming all over it. Then I grabbed a set of magnet letters, which I had been meaning to purchase for quite some time, and before I knew it, I had my afternoon mommy-OT date planned for my little one. [continue reading]