Sensory Friendly Halloween Costumes

Sensory Friendly Halloween Costumes

Halloween is a time to indulge in sweet treat, carve pumpkins, and dress up in fun…or spooky costumes. While dressing up can be a great way to show your creative side, it can be challenging to find a costume that meets the needs of kids with sensory, accessibility, or...
Dynamic Movement Intervention

Dynamic Movement Intervention

Have you been considering seeking out additional supports for your child’s gross motor development? Sometimes families come to us with specific programs or interventions they have heard of that they are interested in learning more about or pursing for their child....
Fall STEM Activities

Fall STEM Activities

October is a great time to introduce some fall themed STEM activities! STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEM related activities encourage children to develop problem solving skills, communication skills, and work together as a team....
Promoting Self-Advocacy in the Classroom

Promoting Self-Advocacy in the Classroom

“Self-advocacy is teaching other people how to treat us with dignity and respect. It is asking for what we deserve, and not accepting anything less” (Cook O’Toole, 2013)   Self-advocacy is something that we use on a daily basis to speak up for ourselves and our...
Welcoming a New Sibling

Welcoming a New Sibling

Your family is growing! How exciting! There is often lots to do to prepare your home for a new baby, but almost as important as preparing for the baby itself, is preparing the older sibling for the changes that lay ahead. We’ve gathered some of our top recommendations...
When a Dragon Moves In

When a Dragon Moves In

Photo illustrated by: Howard McWilliam, book written by Jodi Moore, published by Flashlight Press. We know children thrive when they are given freedom to create their own made up worlds and ideas. With imagination and creativity, anything is possible! With imagination...
Sensational Summer Tips & Tricks

Sensational Summer Tips & Tricks

Swimming pools, parades, fireworks, and trips to the park are all sure signs of summertime. Although it’s the best time of year for many children and their families, summer events can also bring novel challenges to daily life due to increased sensory input including...
The Therapeutic Benefits of Dance

The Therapeutic Benefits of Dance

Have you considered dance to help develop fine and gross motor skills, proprioception and confidence? Whether your child loves to move or jam out, dance could be their calling! Dance can have multiple benefits for helping a child learn more about their body and their...
COVID-19 Friendly Outdoor Interactions

COVID-19 Friendly Outdoor Interactions

While COVID-19 may have changed how we are able to interact with others, one thing that hasn’t changed is the fact that social interaction is vital for the development of children. Children learn and grow by being active participants and engaging with their...
Learn How You Can Make Slime Fun

Learn How You Can Make Slime Fun

Slime… one might think, “yuck, what an unattractive name” while another might think, “how fun and cool!” Why is slime so popular in the occupational therapy world? How can it possibly be educational or therapeutic? Check out this blog to find out more about how slime...
Behind the Scenes with our Billing Team

Behind the Scenes with our Billing Team

We know that for many people, understanding the logistics of insurance coverage can be daunting. At CI, the Insurance and Billing team is committed to providing the best possible resource for families seeking therapy services.  We will investigate your insurance...
We LOVE Yoga!

We LOVE Yoga!

With winter weather upon us and increased time in our homes, we have to be creative with ways to get the family physically active.  Yoga is a great way for the whole family to get involved.  Globally, yoga addresses flexibility, balance, strength, and endurance by...
February is Recreational Therapy Month!

February is Recreational Therapy Month!

Hi everyone! My name is Erin and I am the Recreational therapist here at CI! It’s February, which means that there are so many things to celebrate! Valentine’s Day, Groundhog Day, and Chinese New Year to name a few! February is also special because it is Recreational...