The Role of Occupational Therapy in Autism

14th Feb 2018

One in sixty-eight children in the US falls somewhere on the autism spectrum. This can have a considerable effect in the classroom, and on each student, as autistic children tend to have problems processing sensory information. The condition is known [...]

Early Signs of Fine Motor Skills Deficit

7th Feb 2018

Fine motor skills are a lifelong necessity. They begin to be developed in the first months of our lives and are the basis for most daily activities. They allow us to make smaller movements with our extremities like fingers, the [...]

Importance and Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Kids

3rd Nov 2017

There are many misconceptions when it comes to occupational therapy for kids. This mainly comes from people not quite understanding the point of occupational therapy. Children can get, and benefit from, occupational therapy because it helps to enhance their skills [...]

Occupational Therapy: Help for Childhood Emotional Distress?

9th Jul 2017

Does your toddler cry easily or have frequent tantrums?  You may wonder if some of the emotional stress you observe in your young child is related to an underlying developmental or sensory disorder. The goal of pediatric occupational therapy is [...]

Occupational Therapy Can Benefit Children with Autism

23rd Jan 2015

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) defines occupational therapy as a “skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. Occupational therapy assists people in developing the ‘skills for the job of living’ necessary for independent […]

Food Pantry Donation

26th Nov 2014

Here is but one picture of some of the the food donated and collected by clients and employees of Speech & Occupational Therapy of North Texas. The Plano Food Pantry was VERY grateful and thankful for all the donations. We […]

Practical, Fun Activities for Improving Fine Motor Skills

12th Aug 2014

Fine motor manipulation is the use and coordination of muscles, bones, and nerves to produce small, precise movements within the hand. Fine motor skills work in conjunction with awareness, planning, coordination, and muscle strength. Children develop fine motor skills over […]

What’s Eating Your Child? Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Early Childhood

28th Apr 2014

Do you have a child who is struggling to eat?  Are you concerned that your young child is not getting adequate nutrition or may be falling behind with physical growth? It is a fact that good nutrition is critically important […]

Articulation and Phonology…What do these terms mean?

10th Sep 2013

Speech-language pathologists address many kinds of delays and disorders which impact communication, feeding and swallowing.  However, many families are most familiar with speech therapy as a treatment for children with articulation or intelligibility challenges.  Historically, this has been a major […]

Strategies for Success

8th Aug 2013

Pediatric Occupational Therapy is a science-driven, evidence-based profession which helps children develop skills for life.  If you consider the different aspects of a child’s life, such as play, interacting with others, hygiene and self-help skills, you can see that these […]