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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. #TheRightBite #helpforkidswhooverstufffoods #stoppingkidsfromoverstuffingfoods #stoppingkidsfrompocketingfoodsinthemouth
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 sure to find some quick solutions. The link to OT Tips & Tricks for Kids is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbt5ZwNfH75UXqRMwhifbWA #tipsforkidswhohatebaths #kidswhohatewater #waystomanagebathtime
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 cutting. Follow the Youtube link found at the website: otkidsmass.com. Once on youtube, just head to the Ideas for Activities of Daily Living playlist. Strategies will be added continuously, please subscribe to
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 from the wind or the sea) or pink noise (a deeper version of white noise, like an airplane engine) and put that on your music player. Check out samples on the Internet or readymade apps that do the same thing. Be
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. #howtoteachnoseblowing #noseblowingstratwgies #noseblowingandkids #waystohelpkidslearntoblowtheirnose
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 adventures for kids, plus chore/behavior management for parents. Parent s can even set up rewards for chore completion. This is OS compatible with Android 4.4 and above with Bluetooth 4.0 or greater, or iPhone OS ve
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. I will post the direct link on otkidsmass.com so you can view the product. Please take a look at the corresponding Youtube video, found at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbt5ZwNfH75UXqRMwhifbWA #teachingtoile
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 wiping mitten is a quick and easy solution to this problem. I will post a direct link to the product I recommend on otkidsmass.com, look under the 'daily living skills' tab. There is also a quick video tutorial on
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 channel link. #sensorydiet #sensorydietforADHD #sensorystrategiesforkids #providingsensorydietstrategiestokids
Do you know a child who needs some help with nose-blowing? Please check out the latest videos on Metrowest Occupational Therapy's Youtube channel. There are some new ideas for this topic on the tutorial. Please subscribe for your weekly alerts on the channel. The link is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbt5ZwNfH75UXqRMwhifbWA #waystoteachnoseblowing #noseblowingtricks #noseblowing #teachingnoseblowing