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 Occupation:  TOILETING

A Child’s Occupation: TOILETING

by Samanta Rivas-Argueta, occupational therapy student University of Toronto edited by Jacquie Martin MSc. OT Reg. (Ont) with appreciation It’s time for potty training! Learning to use the toilet independently is an exciting milestone for all kids (and parents!). Not...
A Child’s Occupations: SLEEPING – How to Improve Bedtime

A Child’s Occupations: SLEEPING – How to Improve Bedtime

By  Samanta Rivas-Argueta, University of Toronto occupational therapy student Edited by  Jacquie Martin OT Reg. (Ont) with appreciation  As an adult, I can’t express how much I appreciate a nice night of sleep! The benefits of sleeping are endless. Sleep restores our...

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...

Establishing Hand Preference

If your child is showing preference using one hand in activities like drawing, reaching for a ball, or using a spoon- they are on their way to establishing whether they are right handed or left handed! The hand that a child uses to perform most of their daily...