In-home Therapy, Motor Skills at Home   •   July 22, 2020

Working on Visual Motor Development Using Fun Games with Pediatric Therapy at Home

Visual motor development is very important at a young age because it is the foundation of teaching children shapes, letter formation, and number formation. When children can imitate with their hands what they are seeing with their eyes, this is a sign of mature visual motor skills. For example, if you build a single tower […]

Fine Motor Therapy   •   July 17, 2020

Using Chalk To Work on Motor Skills at Home Meagan Corriveau, PT, DPT

The heat is on here in the midwest. It’s the perfect time to enjoy getting outside with your family, and an easy outside activity is playing with sidewalk chalk. It can be fun for your littles to color and draw, but today I wanted to focus on using chalk to create fun obstacle courses to […]

In-home Therapy, Pediatric Physical Therapy   •   July 10, 2020

Working on Balance During Pediatric Physical Therapy In Home By: Meagan Corriveau, PT, DPT

Is your child working on balance in therapy? Balance is a skill that we focus on in physical therapy from early walking through grade school. You need balance to take your first steps, and you also need balance to succeed during PE class and recess. Balance requires strength, coordination and proprioception–the knowledge of where your […]

Speech Therapy   •   July 3, 2020

Using Games as Reinforcers For Speech Therapy In Home

“Wooden magnetic fishing game” is the name of a wooden play set that involves 2 fishing poles and several wooden fish. The object of the game is to use your fishing pole to to catch the fish off the ground. This game can have 1 player who can catch all the fish or multiple players […]

language therapy, Speech Therapy   •   June 26, 2020

Build Communication Skills through Fun Games with Pediatric Therapy at Home

Describing is being able to explain that a banana is a yellow, long fruit that can be peeled, cut, and eaten. Categorization is being able to group things together in multiple ways. It’s saying that bananas, apples, and cherries are fruits or a banana, a pineapple, and a lemon are all things that are yellow, […]