Preparing for Thanksgiving part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of a 10 part series from our parent contributor, Beth Lattime. You can check out part 2 here. Listen to your other offspring Ethan has a big sister, Cecelia, who is wise beyond her years. She has helped me pack Ethan’s “outing bag” for social gatherings. I have heard her tell me all about the things …

Preparing for Thanksgiving Part 2

This is the second installment from our parent contributor Beth Lattime. If you haven’t already read it, be sure to check out part 1 here. Don’t give your family and friends credit for understanding your child Every child with a special need or disability comes with their own arsenal of strengths and weaknesses. As a parent, you learn quickly what …

Preparing for Thanksgiving Part 1

LLA therapy is excited to introduce our new parent contributor Beth Lattime. Beth will be bringing her unique experience as an intervention specialist as well as a parent of a child with an IEP. This is the first installment of a 10 part series leading up to Thanksgiving.  Real quick…This is my first blog as a parent contributor to the …

Essential Oils

The number of people using natural healthcare solutions is rapidly growing and research is currently underway to provide evidence for the beneficial effects of the oils that many people are talking about.  

Ooey, Gooey Recipes for a Rainy Day!

Is the weather keeping you and your kiddos trapped indoors? These simple recipes are bound to be a hit with the kids for all day fun!  Sand Foam Ingredients: Sand – approximately 3 cups Shaving Foam – x 1 can 250g (approximately) Directions: 1. Simply pour your sand into a bin or tub that you can use to store the …

PROMPT Therapy

LLA Therapy, Speech Language Pathologist, Teal Simmons, M.A., CF-SLP, discusses the benefits of PROMPT therapy and why she is getting certified What is PROMPT?: The word ‘prompt’ is often associated with a method of eliciting a specific response/behavior when attempting to teach a skill. For example, “I prompted her to get her coat off the hook and put it on.” …

Feeling Spooky with BOOks

Take a look at some of our favorite Halloween books for a spooktacular read to share with your child!     Who’s There on Halloween? by Pamela Conn Beall & Susan Hagen Nipp This book encourages readers to piece together clues  to name the hidden halloween characters throughout the book. Encourage your child to use the clues and describe what …

The Benefits of Co-Treatment with Occupational Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists

What is Co-Treatment? If you or your child receive multiple therapies, you may have encountered the term “co-treating”. Co-treatment involves receiving treatment for multiple disciplines during a single session. This collaboration of therapy specialists can be of great benefit for clients. The decision to implement co-treatment into your child’s therapy session is a choice typically suggested by the current therapists …

The Benefits of Yoga for Children

LLA Therapy Occupational Therapist, Nicole Torres, MOT, OTR/L, discusses the benefits that yoga can have on children. As a pediatric OT, Certified Yoga Teacher, and mom, I cannot say enough good things about yoga. I fell in love with yoga when I was pregnant with my son 7 years ago.  It was my special time with him.  No cell phones, no …

Red Flags for Fine Motor Skill Development

Are you concerned about your child’s fine motor development?    Here are crucial steps in the development of good fine motor skills that may help guide you to determine whether or not your child would benefit from an occupational therapy screening or evaluation.    Questions or concerns? Our occupational therapy experts are happy to assist. Email us at Askanexpert@llatherapy.org, or …