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Sensory Play

Sensory Play

Growing children rely on their senses from birth onward to explore and make sense of their surrounding world. Through sight, hearing, touching, tasting, smelling, and even moving, young children process the information obtained through their senses, which informs their development. By enriching infant’s and young children’s experiences with sensory play activities, families can support their little one’s brain development.

Growing Up With A Sister With Autism

Growing Up With A Sister With Autism

My sister is an artist, a dog mom, emotional, an over thinker, witty, smart, caring, and beautiful. My sister is not just a diagnosis, and no one with autism or any diagnosis should ever be labeled as just that because they bring so much more to the world. I wouldn’t be the person I am today, or the occupational therapist I am today, if it wasn’t for my sister. Through all the hard times, and all the obstacles, I wouldn’t want my sister any differently than who she is today. She was my perfect baby sister when she was born, and still is to this day.

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Benefits of playground interactions/activities

Benefits of playground interactions/activities

Children learn best through play, and if it’s outdoor play, even better! I recommend going to your nearest playground at least once a week. With Covid-19, things are a little different now, but it’s still doable with some adjustments. Maybe go to the playground during times when you know it’s a little more empty than usual and pack some wipes and hand sanitizer!

5 Great Ways To Calm a Kid With Special Needs

5 Great Ways To Calm a Kid With Special Needs

Taking care of children with special needs isn’t easy, as you’re always required to anticipate and adjust to their behavior. However, there will be times where the stimulants will prove to be too much for the child, causing them to be very overwhelmed by their emotions. When this happens, you need to help them calm down.

AUTISM IN ECUADOR

AUTISM IN ECUADOR

Autism is not a lethal disability, but it can, and often does, lead to difficulties at a functional, social, and educational level, significantly impacting the quality of life of individuals who do not receive proper care. Unfortunately, in Ecuador, most individuals with ASDs do not receive adequate care and many are misdiagnosed.

Ready for the New Year?!

Ready for the New Year?!

Chain Link Activity 2020 has been quite different to say the least. In a year filled with so much uncertainty, our focus must shift towards 2021. The occupational therapists at the Always Keep Progressing Miami clinic develop and participate in playful and functional...

What is Occupational Therapy?

What is Occupational Therapy?

What does an Occupational Therapist do? Occupational therapists (also known as OTs) work with children to help them succeed in their occupations, or daily life activities. They provide treatment to target goals related to fine and gross motor skills and motor...

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