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Summer Occupational Therapy: Fun Ways to Increase Hand Strength, by Lynn-Marie Herlihy, M.S., OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

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If summer vacation means that your child has the summer off from Occupational Therapy (or if you just think he/she could use a little work-out for those growing muscles), here are some of my favorite ways to improve grasp and hand strength. Improved hand strength can translate to improved handwriting, better endurance while writing and cutting, and better fine motor and self-care skills.

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Regulating Our Bodies For Optimal Learning, by Neeha Patel, OTD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

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Is your child experiencing difficulty with self-regulation that is impacting daily life and your child?s ability to participate in age-related activities to their fullest potential? Self-regulation is a person?s ability to maintain their arousal level and a level of alertness that is appropriate for the demands of the environment, and is critical to a child?s learning and development. Children and adults use various sensory-based strategies and techniques in order to participate in social activities, daily living activities, and other age appropriate activities.

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