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Fine motor skill development is the ‘meat and potatoes’ of Occupational Therapy and the number one reason for referral. Generally, “fine motor” refers to the refined skills of the hands and fingers.  It encompasses the use of different tools in daily life (eating utensils, writing utensils, keyboard, etc.) and basically anything that you do with [...]

Before I became a parent, I was an Occupational Therapist, working with children and people of all ages with special needs since 1993, and as a pediatric Occupational Therapist (OT) since 2002. For children, their “occupations” are play and school. This is how they learn, grow, and develop. Once I had my own children, my [...]

Since I picked my daughter up on her last day of pre-K in June, I’ve been thinking about my early school memories. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in ‘what needs to get done’ these days that I forget that these moments will forge my own daughter’s memories when she is my age. I’ve crowd-sourced [...]

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