Category: Health

Autism Accessibility Mornings at the Fleet

Autism Accessibility Mornings at the Fleet

February 3rd, 2017

The Fleet Science Center in San Diego offers a special opportunity for children with autism and their families on the third Saturday of every month. Get early access to galleries 9-10AM. IMAX showing at 10AM w/ with the house lights on and a lower soundtrack volume. “The Fleet Science Center strives to be an inclusive

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The Importance of Strengthening Muscles to Improve Fine Motor Skills

The Importance of Strengthening Muscles to Improve Fine Motor Skills

January 13th, 2017

Many parents may wonder why occupational therapists are focusing on strengthening versus the desired activity to meet goals relevant to their child’s fine motor skills. Therapists continue to use words and phrases such as “proximal stability for distal mobility,” but if we don’t understand the importance, why would we challenge our kiddos? Muscle strength is

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Sleep Tips for Children of all Ages

December 7th, 2016

Sleep is an important occupation of newborns, infants, toddlers, and children as it directly impacts mental and physical development. The amount of sleep a child needs changes over time, decreasing as the child grows. The National Sleep Foundation (2013) recommends that children receive the following amount of hours of sleep per 24-hour period Age Hours

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