Holiday Fun

by Jamie on November 26, 2012

We’ve created a new Winter Holiday Fun board for our families.  Come and visit us on Pinterest for some fun holiday crafts and activities to do with your littles (and not so littles).

 

Fall Fine Motor Fun

by Jamie on November 7, 2012

We love, love, love this craft from Spoonful.com so much that we are once again sharing this link (click on picture to access recipe at their website).  Julie made multiple batches of this wonderfully Fallish (not a word, I know) play dough and brought it in for all of our therapists to use last year.  It smelled like heaven and almost made me forget that all of our Florida trees were still green.   If you have children interested in reading and following the recipe, making the play dough is a fabulous language and occupational therapy exercise.   Even younger children can help measure, pour, stir, knead and practice following directions.  Once cooled the dough is ready for a week of fine motor fun! Enjoy 🙂

 

The Insurance Maze (Part 2)

October 22, 2012

What happens next???  In part that depends on with what company you end up pursuing therapy.  The backbone of the process should be the same wherever you go and will include the following steps. Parent Step 3:  Complete the new patient paper work.  Different companies will ask for slightly different information but in general most […]

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The Insurance Maze

October 17, 2012

My child needs therapy.  Do you take my insurance??? We get this phone call multiple times a week from parents who are new to the therapy world and do not know where to start.  Usually our answer begins with….”Well, it depends.”  Sometimes we can answer all of the important questions with a quick on-line insurance […]

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The Art of Storytelling (Part 3)

October 8, 2012

This week we end our storytelling blog with a classic game.  This is not only a great at parties but is fun to play with the family around the dinner table or on a road trip.  Please visit Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series if you want to start from the beginning. […]

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The Art of Storytelling (Part 2)

October 1, 2012

Last week we shared how we use Story Picture Cards as cues to help children develop storytelling skills.  This week we have two additional games that we recommend for fostering the art of storytelling.  The first is a wonderful game that we learned from a veteran elementary school teacher (she always ended the week’s storytelling […]

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The Art of Storytelling (Part 1)

September 25, 2012

Storytelling is a wonderful activity through which we pass down family history, teach literature appreciation, build reading comprehension, and foster creative writing skills.  Whether you like to tell elaborate fairy tales or just want a conversation about what happened at school today, practicing the art of storytelling builds communication skills and creative thinking in children.  […]

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Homework Headache

September 10, 2012

My 2nd and 3rd grader have homework every night (usually 60 to 90 minutes). On good days they get their homework done before 5. On bad days, we are still completing homework the next morning as we eat breakfast. To help me get through the daily grind I turned to my good friend (who happens […]

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Summer Therapy Brochure

May 17, 2012

 

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Central Florida Therapy Open House

February 3, 2012

Thank you to all of the friends, families and colleagues that visited us during the Open House on Jan 27th.  It was fabulous to meet new neighbors, reconnect with old friends, and show our new space to all of the people who have been encouraging and supporting us this past year!  We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly […]

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