As parents, you know how demanding and challenging parenting can be. Children develop at such different rates and no one child is like any other. Sometimes, having a better idea of how a child develops, and having tools in your back pocket that meet specific needs in the family can make all the difference.
Occupational therapists know all about connecting with parents and providing resources and tools to parents. Here, you will find ideas and activities that will help kids flourish! I’ve tried to put together items here that will meet the needs of parents. If you are looking for something specific, be sure to search in the search bar. You can also let me know if there is something specific you need. Chances, are, if you are looking for a certain item or information on a specific topic, than others are too!
As a reminder, the information found on The OT Toolbox is not a means of intervention or a replacement for therapy. If you have any concerns about your child’s development, contact a local occupational therapist who can perform an individualized evaluation and interventions.
Parents are many times looking for “red flags” or an indication that their suspicions are correct about a concern with development or function. You will find resources here on many different topics relating to red flags.
There are also resources for advocacy and for helping to explain things like sensory processing disorder to others.
Finally, you will find many activities and ideas for playing with kids, and fun ways to work on specific areas through play!