Valentine’s Day Tips For Special Needs Children

It’s nearly Valentine’s Day! We love holiday time, and so do the clients here because it’s a great opportunity for us to work on fine motor activity when we work on holiday crafts. We always try to incorporate themes into what we do, and your kids really love to do...

Core Strengthening Exercises For Special Needs Children

A topic that a lot of our families ask about is core strengthening exercises.  We do ask our clients to work on core strengthening exercises. The reason we do this is because we know a lot of our kids have muscle tone and general strength and endurance issues. We know...

Sensory Signals Vs. Behavior Issues

One thing we often hear from our families who come in for intake is that they’re frustrated—they’ve been to so many doctors, and their child has had so many tests, and in the end it all came down to sensory signals. They feel like they’ve been on a two-year mission to...

When To Stop Occupational Therapy

A lot of parents ask us, “Am I ever going to be done with occupational therapy?” And we say, “No!” Just kidding. Your child will eventually discontinue OT services and transition to the community.  Often times there’s a false hope that develops when your child starts...

Handwriting Tips For Special Needs Children

One of the topics that comes up often in occupational therapy is handwriting. So here are some handwriting tips for special needs children. Handwriting can often times be the first indicator of a motor problem in fine motor development. A lot of our families will call...

Insurance Deductibles for Occupational Therapy

It’s a new year! Happy New Year!  Well, January means that insurance deductibles start over again. Now you’re thinking, “Oh boy, so I just spent all my money on Christmas presents, and now I have to pay my insurance deductible?” For most of you, your plan year starts...

Flexibility Training For Children With Special Needs

Our experience At Cutting Edge, we have the privilege of having leaders with decades of experience in occupational therapy, in many different clinics with different philosophies and models. When you shop around for therapy intervention clinics, it’s important that you...

Christmas Gift Ideas For a Special Needs Child

Christmas Gift Ideas For a Special Needs Child

  Hello again! It must be holiday time now, because our office is filled with decorations! We’ve been thinking about the subject of Christmas gifts, or holiday gifts, or gifts in general. We are asked this a lot, because many of our clients are not...

What is a Therapy Intensive?

We often get asked, “What is a therapy intensive?” And that’s an excellent question! It is exactly what it sounds like, an intensive form of therapy. Many of your kiddos are coming here two days a week for an hour. What a therapy intensive does is it allows us to use...

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