April 29, 2018

Some kids benefit from steady sensory feedback to the hands. Often pairing a non-preferred task with some deep pressure to the hands can make the non-preferred task more tolerable. Please take a look at our Youtube channel, OT Tips & Tricks for Kids, for a tutorial on...

April 25, 2018

Did you know that a child's dominant hand is likely the one they eat with? When kids switch hands in tasks, this could be the result of mid-line crossing issues, or low hand strength. Check out some free OT Tips & Tricks on hand dominance by clicking the following link...

April 24, 2018

Apart from using different sunscreen applicators, there are different methods to help sensitive kids tolerate the feel of sunscreen. Check out these tips on the topic at our Youtube channel: 

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=UI0ihYglWx8

April 24, 2018

If you need some help with getting your child to sleep at night, you may want to consider trying an essential oil. I recommend Nighty Night KidSafe Essential Oil. This easy to apply roll on is pre-diluted, and several users insist that this works wonders for kids who h...

April 23, 2018

Did you know that a dryer sheet can act as an inexpensive, portable 'gripper' for bottle caps? Pack some in a purse or backpack, and have your child use it to grip bottle caps for ease in opening them. After use, just toss them in the dryer. See an instructional video...

April 19, 2018

Tips & Tricks for Torticollis is this month's new caregiver training video. If you would like to purchase this video, please contact info@otkidsmass.com for details.

April 18, 2018

Although this is not an inexpensive method, sunscreen powder might be the best way to get sunscreen on your child. Brush on Block is a good brand to check out. Don't forget to click on the youtube links found on the website, as many more tricks and tips videos for suns...

April 6, 2018

Sometimes the best tricks for teaching small children come in the form of how you present tools. 

Rather than present a pre-school or kindergarten age child with a long pencil, instead give them a shortened pencil, 1/2 of a crayon, or even 1/2 a piece of chalk.

The short...

April 5, 2018

Are you in desperate need of strategies to get your kids out of the house on time?  Are you struggling with basic morning routines?

Then try The Morning Make-Over ~ a parent training video that shows you how to get your kids up and out of the house on time.

Metrowest OT...

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