What is Auditory Defensiveness?

By: Jessica Kalen, OTA & PTA Diploma Program Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning All posts are reviewed by a supervising Occupational Therapist.  Hand Skills for Children is appreciative of the time and research, placement students commit...

Establishing Hand Preference

If your child is showing preference using one hand in activities like drawing, reaching for a ball, or using a spoon- they are on their way to establishing whether they are right handed or left handed! The hand that a child uses to perform most of their daily...

The benefits of Crawling

Another good article on the benefits of crawling.  We always explain to families that there should be no rush for an infant to transition from crawling to walking.   All the skills infants practice while crawling will support their mobility on two feet.  The longer a...

Challenging behaviours and Autism

This is a really good article that explains the possible ramifications of attempting to eliminate a behavior that may be sensory in nature and alternative approaches to addressing them.  It is a very thorough and well written explanation. We frequently have parents...