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 […]

Screen Time and Young Children – Are today’s children ready for school?

Screen time and young children: majority of professionals and parents agree that screen time is negatively affecting a child's ability to be ready for school.

For the past two months, we asked professionals and parents questions about screen time and young children in order to determine if today’s children are physically ready for school. Children’s readiness for school, according to the National Education Goals Panel, consists of the following elements: physical health and motor development, social and emotional development, approaches […]