Self-Regulation in Young Children

Occupational therapists at Speech & Occupational Therapy of North Texas often treat children with sensory challenges. Helping families understand self-regulation and helping our clients develop better coping skills for sensory regulation leads to greater success with treatment goals and participation in daily life. Self-regulation is the ability to control and direct one’s own feelings, thoughts,…

Keyboarding or Handwriting

What is the Answer for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders? By: Roxanne Thompson, OTR Children with autism spectrum disorders have many great thoughts and ideas to share with the world they live in. Giving them a method of sharing their written ideas is an important challenge we face as therapist, educators, and parents. How do…

ADHD and Language Disorders

ADHD Concept for hyperactivity disorder and attention deficit behavior as a school desk with the letters carved into the wooden table as a healthcare symbol for childhood mental health issues. Have you ever wondered if your child might have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Perhaps a teacher or a friend has noted symptoms- like an…

Case study for occupational therapy

Ari* is a 7 year old with a diagnosis of autism (ASD), who was referred to our clinic for an occupational therapy evaluation. His pediatrician recommended our clinic since we specialize in treatment of children with ASD and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. His parents were concerned that Ari had sensory, fine motor and attention…

Early Intervention: Why is it Important?

Devoted mother exercising her laughing baby who has late development of motor activity using a yellow pilates ball We always hear that early intervention in the form of specialized therapies is important for children with any kind of congenital or developmental challenge. Whether a young child has a more global challenge, such as autism, or…

Will Speaking Two Languages in the Home Negatively Impact Language Development in Children?

Bilingual Environments – Impact on Language Development We live in a multicultural environment!  It is exciting to experience the cuisine and customs that are becoming a part of our community.  At one time, a third generation Texan might wonder what was being said between two shoppers conversing in Spanish in the grocery aisle.  Now, we…