Occupational Therapy

Sensory Play For Toddlers Using Regular Household Items

Sensory Play For Toddlers Using Regular Household Items

By: Sofia Medina 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,...

What to Expect in Your First Therapy Session: Tips for Parents!

What to Expect in Your First Therapy Session: Tips for Parents!

Beginning therapy for the first time can be nerve wracking, especially for first-time parents or parents who’ve recently received a diagnosis for their child. Take a deep breath and begin the process at your pace. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Whether you want to...

Adaptive Equipment for Handwriting Development

Adaptive Equipment for Handwriting Development

Children with developmental delays and ASD can sometimes struggle to maintain a fair “tripod” grasp when writing, coloring, or using any type of writing device due to poor fine motor control and weak hand muscles. Incorporating adaptive equipment can be fun, but often...

Tantrums vs Meltdowns

Tantrums vs Meltdowns

by Yenny Linares - Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant at Always Keep Progressing What is the difference between a “tantrum” and a “meltdown”? This is a frequently asked question by many parents that come to Always Keep Progressing speech and occupational therapy...

Proven Benefits of Sensory Play For Young Children

Proven Benefits of Sensory Play For Young Children

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...

Growing Up With A Sister With Autism

Growing Up With A Sister With Autism

by Jenilee Estevez - Occupational Therapist at Always Keep Progressing As a little girl, I would beg my mom for a sister to play with, until one day she was here! When I was 5 years old, my parents brought home my perfect baby sister, and our family was finally...

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...