How to Teach Your Kids to be More Independent

By Ashley | April 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

With our kids now home all day, you may be hearing more of, “Hey, Mom, I need help!” or “Hey, Dad, can you fix this?” I’m going to show you how you should respond to teach your kids to be more independent. Watch my latest video, “Mom to the Rescue Again?”  The Real Life Executive…

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How to Get Your Kids to Listen to You

By Ashley | April 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

With the kids being home all day, do you find yourself repeating the same things over and over again to no avail? In this blog post, I’m going to show you how to get your kids to listen to you and what you can do to get them to pay attention to you at home.…

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This secret weapon helps the families I work with reach their OT goals faster, better and for a fraction of the $.

By Nicole Santamaria OTR\L | April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

A few months ago I did a team training at SPA all on how to use sensory strategies to give parents, teachers and related professionals another layer of knowledge to develop amazing humans.    Then we also dived into body awareness, processing speed, motor skills, executive skills and the ever-popular “What else can an OT…

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Develop Your Child’s Executive Function Skills

By Ashley | April 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Have you been hearing all of the talk about executive function skills or executive skills disorder? I feel like everywhere we look, executive skills are on the tip of everybody’s tongue.  My video Develop Your Child’s Executive Function Skills is all about this topic. Keep reading to learn more! Why You Need to Develop Your Child’s Executive…

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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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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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