Carmen Knight, M.A.T., loves using bouncing balls with children to work on gross motor, communication, expressive and receptive language skills and more.
Fidget toys are beneficial in therapeutic sessions because they can be used in a variety of ways.
Using sensory items in play has multiple benefits for children both in and out of the hospital. Katie Taylor, CCLS, tells how she uses sand play with her patients.
How often should children practice guided breathing? Let’s look at the benefits and ways to teach it before we answer this question.
If you are around children regularly, chances are you’ve seen fidget poppers. Pediatric patients, as well as my kids, trade them, pop them, and I've found them in every crevice of my home. I'm not surprised that they are the new "thing," and I've found ways to integrate them into therapeutic activities with my patients.
Early Intervention and mental health, all of which are focused on in May, are critical to the health and wellbeing of children. Getting an early start with these professionals opens a world of possibilities for children in need of help.