Universal Design, Play Time and Motor Learning

Here are 5 suggestions to combine universal design, play and motor learning to allow play to be accessible to all children.

Universal design is the idea that activities should be accessible to all people including those with disabilities.  When there are multiple ways to present, use and play with a toy, it can help benefit all children to play regardless of their abilities.  In short, toys need to engage many senses and require variability of play.  […]

Bimanual Daily Activities – Interests Influence Outcome in Children

Children with unilateral cerebral palsy spend hours practicing bimanual daily activities to work on using both hands together. Recent research indicates that the child's interests influence the success of bimanual daily activities.

Children with unilateral cerebral palsy spend hours practicing bimanual daily activities to work on using both hands together. Recent research indicates that the child’s interests influence the success of bimanual daily activities. Research on Bimanual Daily Activities and Children’s Preferences The study included 20 children (8-14 years old) with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy. Hand use […]

3 Evidence-Based Benefits of Writing By Hand

Have you ever stopped to think about the benefits of writing by hand? Maria Montessori said it best with “what the hand does the mind remembers” (download a FREE copy of this poster for your school at the bottom of the post). Technology has started to take over our lives. Are students and adults losing […]

Concussion Treatment in Children – FREE Resources

After a child experiences a head injury, concussion treatment in children follows specific guidelines. Are you familiar with the guidelines?

As pediatric Occupational and Physical Therapists, we may be asked to help with concussion treatment in children. After a child experiences a head injury, concussion treatment follows specific guidelines. Are you familiar with the guidelines for returning to activity at home and school? If not, there are several helpful FREE resources from CanChild to help […]