Glass Half Full

Happy New Year Ovis!

I love the new year.  I spend much of December reflecting on and prepping for not only the holiday season at home but but in my business for the new year of projects ahead.  But this year in December, I … Continue reading

“Easy-er” Parenting

People keep telling me that I will miss these days and you know what? I won’t. I won’t miss the battles over trying to get them out the door or to bed on time, to eat, or not eat, or … Continue reading

Sensory or Behavior or Both?

The line between sensory and behavior often becomes blurred and can be one of the most confusing challenges parents of kids with sensory processing disorder (SPD) face. Not all negative behaviors equal “sensory meltdown” and not all kids with behavior … Continue reading

Balance

It is fitting that it is the first week of February, and I am just now sitting down to write my first post of the new year. Fitting, because my word for the year (and topic for this post) is … Continue reading

“Picky eater” or “problem feeder”?

I can anecdotally tell you that picky eating is a parenting issue on the rise. As a therapist, I have multiple opinions as to where this trend comes from and as a parent, I know the stress this pattern can bring to a family. Thankfully, there are some straightforward things that can be done, both as a therapist or a parent, to begin the process of correcting this difficult pattern. Continue reading

Picky eating not picky reading (2)

The benefits of reading to young children are well documented for literacy development (Kuo et al. 2004) but what about eating development?!  Clinical practice shows that reading books about food may help young children engage in the process of eating … Continue reading

picky eating (1)

To help a picky eater you do NOT need to become a food artist…       OR creatively disguise veggies to look like the Mona Lisa (or…her brother?)…       In fact…you don’t even HAVE to spend HOURS … Continue reading

Easy peasy shoe tying

I had the pleasure of participating in the launch of our “I CAN…” classes yesterday at Occupational Therapy Consulting, LLC!  I say “participating” because, 1) I wasn’t leading the class, which may have contributed to some of my pleasure given that … Continue reading

“If someone had told me our lives could be like this, I wouldn’t have believed them. I see a 180 degree difference in our daughter, since we started therapy. I can’t thank Kelly enough for what she has given our family.” — Christopher Howell —
“If someone had told me our lives could be like this, I wouldn’t have believed them. I see a 180 degree difference in our daughter, since we started therapy. I can’t thank Kelly enough for what she has given our family.” — Christopher Howell —
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