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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 Therapy month! So, what is Recreational Therapy exactly?
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Coffee Filter Snowflakes Craft

Coffee Filter Snowflakes Craft

With the winter weather upon us there will certainly be more opportunities to spend time inside. This time of year can be challenging to occupy kids, especially as covid continues to linger on. As we have to stay home to stay safe it is important to remember how meaningful occupations help get us through trying times.

Wisconsin Winter Wonderland

Wisconsin Winter Wonderland

Winter is here, and with a Wisconsin winter, we can expect a lot of snow! This year kids are inside, learning virtually, and spending more time than ever before in their homes. It’s become more important than ever to encourage our kids to get outside to take a break from screens, express their imagination, and to be kids!

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are such a magical time of year, especially for children. I have so many distinct memories as a kid linked back to the little things that made the holidays special: The piney smell of the old boxes we pulled out from the basement, wearing our jammies all day and eating sweets, our box of holiday books that were only read in December, then stored away the rest of the year, the bright packages with so much excitement, wondering what was inside.

ADHD and Emotional Regulation: The Wall of Awful

ADHD and Emotional Regulation: The Wall of Awful

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly called ADHD, is a neurodevelopmental disorder which effects your ability to maintain attention on the appropriate stimulus or task. There are considered 3 subtypes, inattentive, hyperactive and a combination type.

Keeping your Spirits Bright Through a Different Looking Holiday Season

Keeping your Spirits Bright Through a Different Looking Holiday Season

With the holiday break right around the corner, you may be feeling a mixture of excitement and worry as the holiday season will look a little different this year. Don't worry, we have you covered! This year may look different with small to no gatherings and traditions...

ELEVEN things to do with…Leaves, Leaves, Leaves!

ELEVEN things to do with…Leaves, Leaves, Leaves!

October trees are beautiful as they change color, but November is the month for leaves to fall! You may wonder why leaves fall off the trees. It is because all the water in them freezes in the winter, which can harm the tree itself.

What Working in Pediatric Therapy Has Taught Me

What Working in Pediatric Therapy Has Taught Me

When I started a job in pediatric therapy, I had no idea what I signed up for. Working with children can be a thankless and challenging job at times. But I knew seeing children make progress through therapy would be motivating and inspiring.

Embracing “Screen Time”

Embracing “Screen Time”

With the abrupt onset of virtual learning due to COVID-19, screens are pervading our children’s daily lives in ways that they never have before. Whereas, in the past, parents gained some solace in the fact that their child was relatively “screen-free” for 7-8 hours of the day