Should my child continue with Occupational Therapy over the summer?

Should my child continue with Occupational Therapy over the summer?

As the weather turns, so too do parents’ thoughts about summer plans. Come spring, our clients ask us for advice; should their child take the summer off or continue with therapy? Therapy during the summer gives families more time As much as we focus on our little clients, parents are our clients too. The best […]

What can an OT do to help with toilet training?

What can an OT do to help with toilet training?

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Life Skills

A very common question we hear from parents at Spring OT is “Why doesn’t my child use the potty yet?” As Occupational Therapists, who are experts on promoting independence in self-care, we address toileting with children and their parents on a regular basis. One of my favourite things about being an OT is the profession’s […]

Should I send my child with a sensory or speech problem to summer camp?

Should I send my child with a sensory or speech problem to summer camp?

As a parent, an Occupational Therapist and a business owner who works exclusively with children, I am a firm believer in the value of summer camps for all children. Traits such as resiliency, growing social skills and engagement in physical activity have been proven to develop at summer camp. Summer camps are a safe space for […]

No Apps: Why we promote relationship over apps in OT intervention with our kids

No Apps: Why we promote relationship over apps in OT intervention with our kids

A few years ago, I was approached by a preschool to provide OT services to Jane, a child with a diagnosis of Selective Mutism. I had yet to work with anyone with this diagnosis, so I turned to the research. The Selective Mutism Association provided me with great information, explaining that the core issue of […]