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2014 SUMMER PROGRAMS AT EMERGE
This is one of our most popular programs. It focuses on developing classroom participation skills, effective communication skills, and appropriate peer interactions. This program is co-led by…
1. This is a great time to clean out and reduce the number of toys your child has.
Too many toys often overwhelm children, which typically results in limiting their play. Ideally, your child should only have 10-15 times available at any given time. (Blocks count as one toy.) Give away those that…
Here is a list to some of our favorite toys!
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Honey Bee Tree
String Along Lacing Kit
Design and Drill
Color Match and…
The American Speech Language and Hearing Association uses the month of May to bring awareness to communication and swallowing disorders in people of all ages. Communication disorders include stuttering, delayed or disordered language, decreased intelligibility, and voice problems. For more…
We love using games at Emerge to promote skill development and we often recommend them as a fun way to address therapy goals at home. Please note that the beginning age is a general guideline. Some children may be ready for a particular game at a somewhat older or younger age.
Fine Motor Games:
Thomas: Thomas was five years old when he first came to occupational therapy. His parents described him as being a ‘good child’. He had never gotten into any trouble. Thomas had never gotten out of his bed by himself. If he was put in his room, he stayed there. Thomas tended to be quiet and…
“Thousands of parents of children with autism selected occupational therapy as the best therapy for their child in a recent survey on MyAutismTeam.com. The site is a social network for parents of children with autism and currently has nearly 30,000 members. As part of the sign up process, parents…
I had an interesting conversation with a parent this past week regarding occupational therapy for his child. We had evaluated his son and were recommending clinic based therapy. He commented that they would like to find the clinic closest to their home for weekly therapy. While I told him I would…