Back to School Tips
Posted by Center for Pediatric Therapy on Sunday, September 6, 2020
Tips and Tools – Calming Strategies
Posted by Center for Pediatric Therapy on Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Make the most of beach days!
Posted by Center for Pediatric Therapy on Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Speech at Mealtime – Part 1 Making Choices
Posted by Center for Pediatric Therapy on Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Watch our In-Clinic Procedures video – and have your child watch, too!
Our offices are open as we have an aggressive cleaning schedule and strict sick policy.
In order to maintain a safe and healthy space for your child and our staff, please reschedule your child’s therapy to a later date if your child or anyone in your household is showing signs of respiratory illness or flu.
Additionally, if you are in need of additional appointments in order to provide support and structure for your child while schools are closed, please let us know.
Halloween is a tricky time for kids with sensory difficulties!
AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association) offers the attached Halloween Tips.
Click here for downloaded copy to post or share: Things To Think About – AOTA Halloween Tips
Other suggestions that our parents have found helpful:
Wash the Clothes
It’s time for long sleeves and pants. But they have been in a plastic bag, bin, or untouched in a drawer for 5 months! Those of us with sensory sensitivities will be distressed or bothered by the “smell” of the clothes. Even though they are clean, give them a quick wash.
The kids have been in school for a month and the academic demands are really starting to kick in! Many kids will start to feel the stress of the increased pace and cognitive demands. Possible signs of this stress: meltdowns, stomach or headaches, or just plain irritable. Give them some down time when they come home in a cozy place, get outside and move around (even a walk is helpful to decompress), and don’t forget the heavy work activities to get calm and organized.
It’s Cold at Night!
We go to bed in summer pajamas and a light blanket but by the early morning hours, it gets cold! With the quick change in temperature, those with sensory sensitivities might not sleep well or may toss and turn trying to feel “grounded” in the bed. Make the bed a cozy place where the child can snuggle in and get comfy. Check with your therapist for age specific, safe ways to help your child get a good night’s sleep.
Click here for downloaded copy to post or share: Things to Think About October
Co-Pay Ruling Goes Into Effect: Jan 1, 2017
CT HB 5249 – An Act Concerning Co-payments for Occupational Therapy Services
Tara testified at the state, alongside Sue Goszewski (Connecticut OT Association President), Viginia Ells (Certified Hand Therapist – OT), and Dawn (the parent of a child who benefited from occupational therapy). The new cap on co-payments for occupational therapy service to be $30 for CT commercial insurance plans.