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Winter Activities 2019

Winter Activities 2019

The holidays are over, but there is still lots of time to enjoy the cold, winter months. We all have mixed opinions about the cold, snow, and slippery weather. Some of us may prefer to stay curled up under a blanket and watch TV. While this is fun occasionally, it is important to keep your child's mind and body active this time of year. After all, staying inside all day make children go stir crazy. Below are a few ways for the entire family to stay active during these cold months.

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Inclement Weather Policy

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, TheraPLACE management will determine if our office will be closed due to snow, ice or other adverse conditions.  Please contact our office at 502-893-1380 prior to departing for your appointment to confirm that we are open.

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2017 Gift Guide – Therapist Approved!

2017 Gift Guide - Therapist Approved!

‘Tis the season to be jolly… and what better way than enjoying some reindeer games with friends and family?!  Our 2017 Gift Guide features games and toys that are sure to bring laughter and learning that lasts this holiday season through the new year.
 

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What is Phonological Awareness?

What is phonological awareness?

Developing phonological awareness skills are a prerequisite to developing good reading skills. Having good phonological awareness skills means that a child is able to manipulate or work with individual sounds and words. For example, a speech therapist might ask child to break the word "ship" into individual sounds: "sh-i-p". This skill is referred to as the segmentation of sounds. Listed below are a few more

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Understanding Gross Motor Skills

Understanding Gross Motor Skills

A boy standing in front of a chalkboard, thinking of an answer.What are gross motor skills?

Gross motor skills refer to everyday physical activities that require the use of the large muscles in the arms, legs, and torso. These activities include standing and walking, running and jumping,
sitting upright at a table or desk, participating in hand-eye coordination skills such as ball skills (throwing, catching, kicking), and other skills such as riding a bike and swimming.

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Common Handwriting Concerns

Common Handwriting Concerns & How to Address Them

Learning to write can be both fun and challenging. By recognizing common handwriting concerns, you can help your child master this uniquely complex skill. Listed below are frequently observed handwriting concerns and tips from the TheraPLACE occupational therapy team on how to correct them.

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