A Child’s Occupation:  PLAY & AUTISM

A Child’s Occupation: PLAY & AUTISM

By  Samanta Rivas-Argueta, University of Toronto occupational therapy student Edited by Lizette Alexander OT Reg. (Ont) with appreciation   Play is, without a doubt, one of the most important occupations in childhood. It is crucial for brain development and skill...
A Child’s Occupation:   PLAYING

A Child’s Occupation: PLAYING

By  Samanta Rivas-Argueta, University of Toronto occupational therapy student Edited by Lizette Alexander OT Reg. (Ont) with appreciation It’s time to play! As parents, it is delightful to see our children laugh and have a good time. They jump and crawl, they hide and...

A CHILD’S OCCUPATIONS: I CAN DO IT!

By  Samanta Rivas-Argueta, University of Toronto occupational therapy student Edited by Lizette Alexander OT Reg. (Ont) with appreciation   Welcome to our new series titled: “A Child’s Occupations”. Over the next four weeks, we will be discussing various...

Challenging behaviours and Autism

This is a really good article that explains the possible ramifications of attempting to eliminate a behavior that may be sensory in nature and alternative approaches to addressing them.  It is a very thorough and well written explanation. We frequently have parents...

5 Tips for Enjoying Halloween with Sensory Challenges!

Halloween is that fun time of the year when we decorate our homes with cute…but scary Halloween decorations in an attempt to scare anyone who dare walk up to your door.  Decorations may include  flashing lights, fake spider webs, ghosts in the dirt, along with...