Back to School Drive

KETV is sponsoring a Back to School Drive July 1st– August 4th. Supplies needed for the drive are: Backpacks, notebooks, hand sanitizer, crayons, 2 pocket folders, markers, pencils, rulers, pens, glue, erasers, and tissues PTC will have a box in the atrium  to drop off Back to School Drive supplies!

A Cheerleader for Your Child – Help for Home Program Success

Written by: Julianne Janiszewski PT, MSPT So, you have just started therapy with your child…well, welcome to the team!  You have just joined a great group of dedicated professionals all working together to help your child succeed, and you are our MVP!  This is because we all depend on you to help carry-over what we […]

Little League Lacing

Written By:  Ashley Grossenbacher, MOT, OTR/L My son loves sports and is missing playing team sports right now. I came up with this fun activity to combine his love of crafting and his love of sports…it was a hit!  All you need is paper (the thicker the better, but any will work), scissors, a hole […]

Cooking & Baking with Kids – Mix Up Some Fun!

Written By:  Ashley Grossenbacher, MOT, OTR/L Cooking and baking are great activities for kids for a variety of reasons. These tasks help with fine motor skills, hand and arm strengthening, executive functioning, and provide great opportunities for sensory play. This weekend we made soft pretzels from scratch. We incorporated an educational piece into the activity […]

Paper Plate Play

It is important for your child to have a useful grasp to become efficient with writing and coloring. Two grips are illustrated: Tripod Grip and Quadropod Grip. An occupational therapist can help to evaluate fine motor skills of your child and recommend if a grip is

Written By: Ashley Grossenbacher, MOT, OTR/L All you need to get started are some scissors, crayons, or markers, white or construction paper, and a paper plate! You can add to the fun with popsicle sticks, tape or glue, pipe cleaners, extra beads or buttons, or any other craft or scrap material you have around the […]

Who is that Man?…. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, It’s MAT MAN!

Pediatric Therapy Center use interactive metronome in its occupational therapy program. The interactive metronome is a game-like auditory-visual platform to engage the patient and provide constant feedback at the millisecond level to promote synchronized timing in the brain. Neural timing deficits can be found in patients with ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Reading Disorders, Auditory Processing Disorder, Parkinson’s, and other conditions.

Written By: Kellie Costello, MOT, OTR/L Mat Man is a concept designed by the Learning Without Tears® (LWT – formerly Handwriting Without Tears) program as a fun way to work on body awareness while preparing children for other important pre-writing skills. Mat Man has a head, eyes, nose, mouth, ears, body, arms, hands, legs and […]