Uplift Therapy Journal

Play and language

By Madison Gwizdalski MS-CCC, SLP “Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” ~ Mr. Rogers Flashcards, quizzing, educational television shows… it

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Children Were Born Leaders!

By Angela Kurdzhukyan, OTR/L As parents, teachers, and caregivers we are often under the impression that we must always guide children. We tell them what

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Toddler eating apple

Oral Motor Skills  

By Deborah Lee OTR/L Does your child appear to have difficulties with feeding skills such as chewing their solid foods thoroughly or closing their lips

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Benefits of Outdoor play

Benefit of Outdoor Play

By Ani Oganesyan OTR/L Outdoor play is an important occupation for many of our children. Children in general are very active and could benefit from

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Benefits of Sensory Bins

By Ani Oganesyan OTR/L Sensory bins provide an opportunity for hands-on tactile play while engaging the senses. They can stimulate a child’s senses, create new

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Little boy angry at bedtime

Bedtime Battles

By Deborah Lee MS, OTR/L When a child is fighting his or her sleep constantly, not only is their overall quality of life being impacted

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A brain just relaxing!

Brain Breaks

By Ani Oganesyan OTR/L What are brain breaks and why are they so important to an individual’s learning? A brain break is a short, planned

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Bad Behavior or Difficulty Regulating?

By Christine Hemelians, MSOT, OTR/L Emotional regulation allows children the ability to self-calm during stressful or overwhelming situations. In children, issues with emotional regulation are

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Little Girl Building Fine Motor Skills

Building Fine Motor Skills

By Deborah Lee MS, OTR/L Occupational therapy stresses the importance of fine motor skills and here is why! Almost every activity or task that we

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Why is pretend play important?

Let’s Pretend!

By Christine Hemelians MS, OTR/L Picture the younger version of yourself. Now, picture all the times you participated in pretend play as a child; whether

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