Occupational Therapy

How Occupational and Speech Therapy can Assist Children with the Diagnosis of 22q

By AASLNovember 9th

22q deletion syndrome is believed to be the second most common genetic disorder behind Down’s Syndrome. Here at AASL we are privileged to work with some amazing kids with 22q Syndrome. So, let’s talk about what 22q Syndrome is and what activities occupational and speech therapy work on with our awesome kids.

What is Occupational Therapy?

By AASLNovember 2nd

Every day, you partake in activities that create a healthy and balanced lifestyle. These tasks can be things like washing your hair, brushing your teeth, or cleaning your home. These tasks are defined as “occupations”. For a child with special needs or delayed development, these tasks can become particularly difficult.  Occupational therapy works to develop and nurture the skills needed for these occupations.

7 Tips To Avoid Screen Time Burn Out

By AASLApril 21st

Screen-time is happening in all forms these days; virtual/remote learning is still being utilized within many schools, therapies including speech and occupational therapy are able to be provided via teletherapy, and many children still enjoy screen-time during their free time at home. We wanted to share our top tips with you to help maximize the times when your child does have to participate in on-screen lessons and to keep their motivation high!

Wiping Bottoms

By AASLDecember 3rd

Things to Consider from an OT Perspective Potty training can sometimes be one of the hardest things for parents and... View Article

5 Ways to Encourage Independence

By AASLDecember 3rd

In occupational therapy, we are always encouraging the development of independent living skills for our clients, but it can be challenging for our busy families to integrate daily practice into their schedule. Here are 5 tips to encourage independence in your child: