Parents are looking for ways to survive the lockdown without daycare and preschool. Even the easiest child is starting to chafe under the oppression of the COVID quarantine. As an OT, it is my job to help parents support growth and development, but I don’t have to make it feel like work. Enter cooking and…… Continue reading Doing OT Telehealth? Start Cooking (And Baking)!
Tag: fine motor
The Hypermobile Hand: More Than A Strength Problem
I just received another referral for a kid with “weak’ hands. Can’t hold a pencil correctly, can’t make a dark enough mark on paper when he writes or colors. But his mom says he has quite a grip on an object when he doesn’t want to hand something over. He plays soccer without problems and…… Continue reading The Hypermobile Hand: More Than A Strength Problem
Want Pincer Grasp Before Her First Birthday? Bet You’ll Be Surprised At What Moves (Hint) Build Hand Control!
The image of a baby popping cereal into her mouth and grinning is commercial genius. But what if your child is still raking them with a fist at 8 months? Is that late or just right? Is there a way to promote early grasp without offering a baby something tiny that she can choke on?…… Continue reading Want Pincer Grasp Before Her First Birthday? Bet You’ll Be Surprised At What Moves (Hint) Build Hand Control!