8 Gross Motor Activities For the Whole Family

Over the past months, families have been looking for ways to do things together as they have been forced to social distance from others. Below are some fun activities that everyone can enjoy, no matter what age! 1. Go for a bike ride Enjoy the fresh air and sunshine! Riding a bike is a great exercise to improve balance, coordination …

Occupational Therapy Ideas for Older Kiddos

When receiving therapy services in a pediatric clinic, it is important for therapists to remember that the older children who come in require a slightly different approach to their intervention plan. This is just as important when working with these older kiddos in the home. Some activities that are fun and intriguing to the younger kids just may not be …

5 Stretches to Relieve Neck Pain and Stress for All Ages

LLA Therapy typically treats pediatric patients, but we realize how this pandemic has caused increased stress levels in all ages especially parents. Many people are now working from home, teaching their children and having circumstances that can cause increased tension in their head and neck. Here are a few simple stretches to help relieve “the pain in the neck” that …

COVID-19 Resources

We understand that wearing a mask may be a confusing and scary thing for some children. Try one of our tips or strategies with your child! If your child is having a difficult time understanding COVID-19 and why things may be different right now, try the social story below!

Help Improve Self-Regulation Skills With The Zones of Regulation ®

Some days we may feel down in the dumps. Some days we may feel a little bit silly. Some days we may feel angry. Some days we feel just right and content. These emotions are natural to feel throughout life’s processes, however what is important about emotions is knowing how to react to them. Self-regulation is the ability to recognize …

4 Ways To Work On Stuttering At Home

1. Playing with Cars Make the cars go fast and go slow and talk about how our speech can also go fast and slow.  When the car goes too fast it might get bumpy! We need to slow down so the car can move smoothly and it is the same with our speech. 2. Memory Game Model slower speech and …

What To Expect In A Stuttering Therapy Session

You might wonder what stuttering therapy might entail for your child so that you are able to prepare yourself and your child what to expect before entering the first session.  If your child is younger (preschool aged) the speech therapist will be working a lot with the parent and teaching them ways to help their child’s speech by modifying the …

5 Tips To Get Your Kid Crawling

Crawling is an important part of child development, but unfortunately it is one that kids commonly skip over. Crawling is important for developing core strength, coordination, fine motor skills, crossing midline, reciprocal movement patterns, social interactions and sensory integration. Here are some tips, tricks and exercises to help get your child crawling! 1. Side Sitting A side sitting position can …

Integrating Language into Movie Night

With lots of extra time on our hands, movie night is a great way to enjoy spending time with family and relax after a stressful week!  Did you also know that watching movies is an easy way for kiddos to work on their language skills?  Here are a few suggestions to target during the credits and some simple activities and …

Dyslexia: Fact or Fiction

Dyslexia is a diagnosis that affects about 15-20% of our population.  There are many misconceptions about what dyslexia is and how it affects children in school.  According to the International Dyslexia Association, dyslexia is defined as “a specific learning disability that is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties …