Fun Occupational Therapy Activities for Occupational Therapy Month!
April was Occupational Therapy Month and we celebrated with plenty of engaging activities created by our staff OTs! We enjoyed the occupations of play, feeding, and social interaction with obstacle courses, scavenger hunts, gardening, and food play. All of these activities can also be used at home with siblings and friends.
The Importance of Pretend Play
Pretend play is just another term for what you might think of as “make believe.” When a child is engaging in pretend play, they’re imagining that they’re someone or somewhere else, or that objects are other things – that the stick in their hand is a sword or that a cardboard box is their space ship. Pretend play is a normal and healthy part of childhood development. At SPACE, we use an integrative approach that makes use of several different therapies and practices all in one place. Pretend play is one of those practices.
SPACE Little Free Library Now Open
Little Free Library’s mission is to remove barriers to access to books. The idea of these libraries is to “take a book, share a book!” We’re excited to announce that SPACE now has a Little Free Library! To find out more about the SPACE Little Free Library, or to find others in the area, download the Little Free Library app.
How Your Child Can Benefit From Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is the use of manual facilitation and exercise to promote gross motor development. Pediatric physical therapy also includes play to promote age-appropriate skills in a fun and safe manner. Pediatric physical therapy is designed for children, teens and young adults from birth to 21 years of age.
See what is going on in October at SPACE Therapy & Gym!
SPACE School Readiness Curriculum, Coming Summer 2022!
Exciting news! We are developing a SPACE School Readiness 8 week curriculum for kiddos in our ABA program as they get ready to transition to schools! Our staff is thoughtfully preparing the curriculum and we cannot wait to see our kiddos in action as they prepare for success in the schools!
How Can Parents Add Language and Pretend Play Ideas to Outdoor Activities?
It’s Better Hearing and Speech Month and our staff is excited to share some fun ideas to add language and learning to all kinds of activities. First off, we know that kids love playing outside, moving their bodies and riding different equipment. You can add language and pretend play with just a little chalk.
Meet Vanessa Felcman
In this feature from CanvasRebel.com, SPACE co-owner Vanessa Felcman talks about her long career in speech pathology, how SPACE’s model helps families trying to make a tough choice, and how we dealt with a merge, rebrand, and move to a new location during the pandemic here at SPACE.
SPACE Therapy & Gym Takes Extra Safety Precautions to Keep Kids Safe
With schools back in session and continued concerns with COVID, SPACE continues to prioritize safety measures and strictly follows CDC guidelines.
Our Feeding Program has Expanded!
SPACE’s feeding program has expanded this year! Learn about the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding and how it helps with feeding difficulties.
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