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Resource Topic: Developmental Milestones

Gift Wrapping as An Opportunity to Practice Occupational Therapy Skills

December 7, 2021  |  Child Development  |  By Ashley Fletcher, MSOTR/L

Winter is a time that many choose to exchange gifts, whether it is to celebrate a holiday or to show appreciation for those in your life. Gift wrapping provides a highly motivating opportunity for kids to practice and generalize the skills that they are working on in occupational therapy. This is also a wonderful opportunity for […]

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Information for Parents and Caregivers: Executive Functioning Handout

August 31, 2020  |   |  By Encompass

Executive functioning describes the mental skills humans use to solve problems and achieve desired outcomes. Executive functioning skills include goal-setting, identifying and solving problems, making and following plans, adapting to changes, remembering important information, and self-monitoring. This sheet explains the various parts of executive functioning and provides suggested activities you can do at home to […]

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The Crawling Debate: A Critical Milestone or Not?

August 13, 2020  |  Child Development, Parenting  |  By Kim Hall, MS, OTR/L

The Crawling Debate: A critical milestone or not?  “When will my baby crawl?” is a question both doctors and occupational or physical therapists commonly hear from parents. However, the answer to the question may differ depending on who is asked. Many pediatricians will tell parents that skipping crawling is okay, and that some babies just don’t crawl and instead move straight […]

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Profectum Parent Toolbox

July 29, 2019  |   |  By Encompass

A free online webcast series and workbook for parents. The goal of the Profectum Parent Toolbox is to encourage and empower you to build a strong relationship with your child while fostering his or her development.

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