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Using mealtimes to promote independence, self-care skills, and social interaction.

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One fun game to play with a PhysioBall
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff




Try lying kids on a physiotherapy ball on their tummies. Encourage them to reach up, perhaps to remove magnets from the refrigerator door. Neck, back, stomach, and arm muscles are all strengthened. This is a great exercise for children with low muscle tone!
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Occupational Therapy: Developing Hand Strength with Strength Putties and Therasaurs

It is important for children with fine motor delays to gain as much hand strength and dexterity as possible because it makes all other skills much easier to learn. A set of Tactile Putties or Therasaurs are perfect for children who need to improve their fine motor skills. As each level becomes easy, go to the next level up. Strong and limber hands help all fine motor skills.

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