June 1, 2018

There have been dozens of new videos added to Metrowest Occupational Therapy's Youtube channel: OT Tips & Tricks for Kids. If you have not had a chance to check out this free OT resource, please take a look as there are now over 100 videos. One of the newest videos con...

May 26, 2018

Here is another strategy to help kids stop overstuffing foods and / or pocketing it in the mouth. This neat little device controls bite size. Please look on Metrowest OTs Youtube channel,  OT Tips & Tricks for Kids, for many more ideas to help kids in this area.

May 26, 2018

Oftentimes baths and showers can be unpleasant when a child fears water on the face. Metrowest Occupational Therapy has launched a new video series on strategies to manage this issue. Please check out the video series, under the playlist 'daily living skills'. You are...

May 24, 2018

Need help with nail cutting?
Do you know a child who is struggling with tolerating the feel of nail cutting? Metrowest Occupational Therapy has launched a video series on OT Tips and Tricks for Kids. Please check out strategies you can use to help a child manage nail c...

May 23, 2018

Do you know a child who is aversive to loud sounds, or certain sounds? There are many advances in options nowadays - from wireless earbuds that record white noise, to sound blocking headbands.

One trick is to record an MP3 of white noise (steady noise like you'd hear fr...

May 23, 2018

There are many tricks to teaching nose blowing. Some kids find good success with using a hand mirror to learn this skill. Please check out this video to learn how to use this trick.

May 22, 2018

If you are looking for a high tech way to signal your child for when its time to do chores, take a peek at the Garamin Vivofit JR 2. This swim friendly watch has a 1-year battery life and needs no recharging. The free parent mobile app has fun / educational mobile adve...

May 22, 2018

If you have a child who needs some help in the bathroom, the squatty potty might be of use. This device helps position the body, and it provides a secure surface for the feet. It comes in a child and adult version, or one version that can convert to different heights....

May 21, 2018

The topic of toilet skills comes up a lot in OT, so I would like to pass on some of my favorite tips in this area. If you have a child who is afraid of getting their hands messy when wiping, or a child who needs to be more thorough wiping, I have the tool for you. A wi...

May 21, 2018

Do you know a child who seeks sensory input? need some new ideas for a sensory diet? Take a look at Metrowest Occupational Therapy's Youtube channel, where you will find a free digital library of ideas for sensory seekers. Check out otkidsmass.com for the direct channe...

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