The Team Training and the Sensory Rave.

By Nicole Santamaria OTR\L | January 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Recently, I was lucky enough to do team training at Stop Parenting Alone.  I was invited to chat with the staff all about the sensory system and the role it plays in regulation.  That right there is quite a juicy topic. What came first the stressed emotional system or the dysregulated sensory system.  I have…

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Find Out Why Your Handwriting Workbook is Not Working

By Nicole Santamaria OTR\L | December 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Have you ever had your child complete a handwriting workbook hoping it would magically improve their writing?  You didn’t see an improvement in the handwriting but you did see the workbook got completed. What’s going on? Right?! Let’s talk about the three things that you actually need to have in order to improve your child’s…

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Let me tell you a secret about legible handwriting.

By Nicole Santamaria OTR\L | December 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

I’m going to share a secret with you so come close.  The secret to legible handwriting is letter size and don’t forget it!      The thing with handwriting is that our kids need to learn letter size.  They don’t learn it with magic wands and flying unicorns we have to teach them.    Just like…

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The “LAZY” writer and Thanksgiving Dinner

By Nicole Santamaria OTR\L | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Have you ever thought your child was being super like lazy because their handwriting is a big mess?  You know that they can write better, they can write neater, they can write legibly because they have done it in the past. Right?   They’ve done it before so clearly, they’re just being lazy.  Maybe that…

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3 things you should never say if you want to improve your child’s handwriting.

By Nicole Santamaria OTR\L | November 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Hey parents, have you ever asked your child to write neater so you can understand their handwriting?  Have you ever asked them to not be so messy when they write because you don’t understand them?  Then sometimes you end up getting worse handwriting then before you said anything.  I have parents just like you that…

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Fun Ways to Teach Students to Space Between Words

By Nicole Santamaria OTR\L | October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Do you have a student or a child that you can’t read their writing because all the words are bunch together? In this video, We are talking about spacing between words, the spacing between letters and how we can get our children to leave the right amount of space. This is a visual perception skill…

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3 Gross Motor Skills Activities for Preschoolers

By Nicole Santamaria OTR\L | October 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Did you know that gross motor skills are the foundation for your child’s development? They are responsible for posture, coordination, sustain attention, among other super important skills.  I’m sharing with you my top 3 gross motor skills activities that will help your child to develop these skills while having fun! Do you want more occupational…

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5 Occupational Therapy Activities to Develop Fine Motor Skills

By Nicole Santamaria OTR\L | October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you have a toddler or preschooler, this is the stage where you need to help your children to strengthen their fine motor skills. Fine motor development is a combination of joint mobility, muscle balance, motor planning and, it’s even related to his ability to pay attention! Here are my top 5 go-to activities to…

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Easy Activities to Teach Proper Pencil Grip

By Nicole Santamaria OTR\L | October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

You bought a pencil grip and your children or students are using it for everything but to write. When our children are starting to use the pencil grip we need to be aware that this is a new skill they are learning. What I want parents and teachers to know that when we are introducing…

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How to Teach Proper Pencil Grip to Preschoolers

By Nicole Santamaria OTR\L | October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Should my kid be using a pencil grip? This is a common question I get from parents and teachers alike. And my answer is:“What’s your reason for wanting a pencil grip?” If you are a home-school parent or a teacher to preschool children,  I’ll share with you some tips on what you need to teach…

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Do you notice your child doing any of the following?
o Using an awkward grip.
o Difficulty recognizing letters
o Letter or number reversals
o Illegible writing
o Difficulty with hand dominance
o Issues with spacing between words.
o Placement of letters on lined paper
o Writing is too large or too small
o Struggling with learning

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