Fisher Price Bright Beginnings Activity Walker


These walkers are perfect for the 7-18 month age range, where they are learning to pull to stand, and start taking some steps forward with assistance.


Typical Development 7 to 12 Months of Age Episode 36

On this Episode I talk about the typical developmental milestones for the ages of 7-12 months.

Protective Extension of Arms Backward
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8333/8417783266_98304248a3.jpg

Whole Hand Grasp Development
http://www.growinghandsonkids.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Typical-Pencil-Grasp-Development-Twitter2.png

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 – United States
http://www.eclipsewise.com/solar/SEnews/TSE2017/TSE2017fig/TSE2017-usa.jpg

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Infant Play Mat for Developmental Milestones


These mats are great for 0-6 months age range. You can use them for gross motor, fine motor, vision, cognitive, and language skills.


Typical Developmental Milestones Birth to 6 months Old – Episode 35

On this episode I discuss typical development for birth – 6 month old babies. What are developmental milestones, developmental delays, and what is typical development?

ATNR Reflex:
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Transition to School Episode 34

On this episode I talk about the transition from Early Intervention to Early Childhood, and the transition from summer to back to school for parents, teachers, and therapists.

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Special Needs
Early Intervention
Early Childhood
Occupational Therapy


Early Intervention Therapy Long Term Benefits Episode 32

On this episode, I discuss the benefits of early intervention services. I also discuss what the some of the potential consequences of not receiving necessary therapy services could be in the long term.

Brain Plasticity
https://www.verywell.com/what-is-brain-plasticity-2794886

Harvard University
http://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/five-numbers-to-remember-about-early-childhood-development/

Urban Child Institute
http://www.urbanchildinstitute.org/why-0-3/baby-and-brain

Education Commission of The States
https://www.ecs.org/research-reports/issues/

Is Early Intervention Cost Effective?
https://www.upweegrow.com/overview-of-developmental-delays-and-disorders/is-early-intervention-cost-effective

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Special Needs
Early Intervention
Autism
Occupational Therapy


Melissa and Doug Shapes Puzzle


A great chunky wooden inset puzzle for toddlers to practice their fine motor skills and matching skills. You can also work on language for labeling the shapes and colors!


Toothbrushing and Sensory Processing Issues Episode 30

On this episode, I discuss issues with toothbrushing in kids with Sensory Processing sensitivities. The topic includes brushing teeth and home and at the dentist office.

Research Study:
http://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1851619&resultClick=3
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, September/October 2012, Vol. 66, e73-e76. doi:10.5014/ajot.2012.004085

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Jigglers for Oral Motor Activities


These cute animals vibrate when you twist the handle/post. Kids can use them to stimulate their mouth for awareness, or use them to help become desensitized through the vibrations.


Mini Muffin Match Up for Fine Motor Skills


Fine Motor Skills are used in this game to use the tongs to pick up the pieces, and to use fingers to get the pieces out of the muffin tin. Great for matching and cognitive skills as well!