Why won’t time outs work for my child?

Why won’t time outs work for my child?

Most of our parents complain “We’ve tried everything to keep our child calm and to stop the tantrums and it’s just not working!” Further discussion reveals that “everything” is most often traditional behavioural strategies, such as punishment and time outs. Families are amazed when OT explains the concepts of emotional regulation and why time outs […]

The effect of physical space on emotional regulation

The effect of physical space on emotional regulation

A year ago, Spring OT expanded our clinic. New staff, new programming and continued client growth have made up a large part of the expansion process. But, one of the biggest and most important decisions was finding our physical space. I knew the right space would have a massive impact on the emotional regulation of […]

The expected and unexpected results of building a summer camp

The expected and unexpected results of building a summer camp

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Occupational Therapy

At Spring OT we are very passionate about getting creative with interventions and building programs for clients. This summer, we were ecstatic to build a brand new summer camp, from the ground up. Along with our SLP partners, Cochrane Speech Language Therapy Centre, we made a plan of what we expected and how we were […]

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 […]