You can picture it in your mind. Sitting in your comfy beach chair, toes in the sand and beach waves crashing in the not too far distance. The sounds of your small children laughing with delight fill the air around you. Wait, what? That is not at all how it actually goes.
I was compelled to write this because as an occupational therapist who works in the schools I know that there tends to be a philosophy (among therapists primarily) that once a child leaves elementary school that direct OT services tend to stop or be changed to...
This post focuses primarily on teenagers, though you may get some insights if you have younger children.
Keep in mind that just because a child is grasping with the correct fingers doesn’t mean she can effectively use those fingers to write
Yes, an amplifier may help, but read on to see some other suggestions as well.
Willpower is a highly mental process that requires our brains to be “on.” As adults this is the word we tend to use for ourselves, but in children we tend to say self-control or self-regulation. Here are some things they say have an effect on willpower.
Most of the time when we ask people, “How was your day?” we are asking about how they feel about their day, not about the choices they made that were good or bad. This is often different for children who have behavior issues at school.
Even though there are only 9 strategies, they are highly effective to help children move on when they are “stuck” on a disappointment or when they are having difficulty transitioning to something new.
Give children a compliment that will help their self-esteem
There is a reason why you may see more behavioral problems at home than school.