Making Sense of Our Experiences

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Making “Sense” of Our Experiences

July 16, 2021
The Pyramid of Learning The Pyramid of Learning was was developed by Occupational Therapist Kathleen Taylor and Special Educator Maryann Trott. The Pyramid of Learning is an easy-to-understand illustration that depicts a general idea of a child’s foundational skills, and what other skills build upon those. Think about it: You can’t place stones on the top… View Article

Neuro-diverse Hangout Night

July 5, 2021
Carolina Therapy Connection’s First Neuro-diverse Hangout Night! Carolina Therapy Connection is so excited to announce that our first neuro-diverse hangout night will be on July 15th at 6:30 PM. This all inclusive hangout group is designed for pre-teens/young adults interested in engaging in shared experiences, positive peer relations and having fun! Leading this awesome group… View Article

Teaching Your Child to Tie Their Shoes

June 17, 2021
Why is learning to tie shoes so important?   Parents typically think about tying shoes just before, or around Kindergarten. However, many children are around age 6 or older when they are ready to learn this task. This is because this task requires fine motor skills of dexterity, in-hand manipulation, and bilateral coordination. That is why… View Article

Autism Awareness

April 1, 2021
What is Autism Awareness Month? In 1970, the Autism Society launched an ongoing nationwide effort to promote autism awareness and assure that all affected by autism are able to achieve the highest quality of life possible.  In 1972, the Autism Society launched the first annual National Autistic Children’s week, which evolved into Autism Acceptance Month… View Article

Tummy Time Tips

March 15, 2021
What is Tummy Time and why is it important? Tummy Time is one of baby’s first exercises—and the most important! It is any period of the day where the child is placed on his or her stomach to play. It is a crucial exercise for baby’s motor, visual, and sensory development. Practicing tummy time helps babies… View Article

Sensory Sensitivities: What Can I Do?

February 15, 2021
What is Sensory Processing Disorder? Sensory processing disorder occurs when a child (or adult) experiences more than one significant sensory sensitivity that interferes with everyday life. One’s body must first register the arrival of new sensory stimuli in order to process and respond to it. Some kids have poor registration, meaning they have difficulty recognizing… View Article

Alphabet Scavenger Hunt Activity at Home

April 29, 2020
Alphabet Scavenger Hunt Activity at Home Try this fun activity at home with your child- it can be adjusted for any age! Instructions for the activity: Make alphabet flash cards for your child to pick from Have your child find something inside or outside that begins with that letter Encourage your child to say the… View Article

Sensory Walk Activity to do at Home!

April 7, 2020
Home with your kiddos and need some sensory suggestions?   This is a sensory walk that you can easily create at home with chalk and other materials (bins filled with rice, beans, dirt, sand, etc.).  This helps to promote balance, coordination, and following directions.  Try it at home and show us how you created your… View Article

Using Sensory Rooms With Guidance from an Occupational Therapist

February 27, 2020
Sensory Rooms Sensory gyms and sensory rooms are becoming more popular, and this is great news for children who have sensory concerns.  Sensory input can be very therapeutic for children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Sensory Processing Disorder, when carried out in a controlled and intentional manner.  When used appropriately, specific types of sensory feedback… View Article

“It Takes a Village” The Benefits of a Multi-disciplinary Approach to Sensory Integration Therapy

December 5, 2019
A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Sensory Integration Therapy   If you have a child with Sensory Processing Disorder, you know how important routines and familiarity are to them. We feel working with a team using the multi-disciplinary approach reduces the stress of working with multiple facilities and improves the overall results of your child’s care. Communication… View Article