Individual Therapy

In-Home Occupational Therapy Session Video

Learning about Feeling and Coping Tools

Fine Motor and Hand Strengthening Exercises 

Attention Building Exercises 

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Learn To Regulate Feelings

What is Self-Regulation?

This is when a child is able to regulate his or her behavior when feeling frustrated, upset, or overwhelmed.  A child that is self-regulated learns not to be impulsive, but rather apply strategies and techniques to help them create an adaptive response. Young children will also rely on their caregivers, teachers, and parents to help them manage their strong feelings.

Fun, interactive, and meaningful self-regulation exercises are taught to your child that they will enjoy! 

Learning how to respond to feelings constructively has proven to increase alertness, peacefulness, attention, and improve one's confidence. This is why teaching your child to self-regulation will increase their learning and functioning in the world.  

On technique that helps regulate feelings is deep breathing exercises. By learning to take deep inhalations through your nose, such as "smelling the roses," and strong exhalations out through your mouth, such as "blowing out candles," you help calm and strengthen your immune system, and have a sense of relief to aches and pains in your body. 

Improve Focus and Attention 

Your child will learn techniques that will help improve their focus, attention, and engagement on demanding and challenging tasks. 

Help wake up your brain and improve learning by doing Brain Gym Exercises. These exercises help you become self-aware and focused as you complete different movements to each side of your body. 

Adding movement breaks within a lesson plan or when completing an assignment helps alert the sensory system and support with your focus and attention. 

Movement may entail:

We determine which type of seating best fits your child’s needs when completing stationary work. Whether it be a wobble disc, a T-stool, or a TheraBand wrapped around the front two legs of a chair, alternative seating helps increase your child’s sitting tolerance and attention to tasks.

Nature Based Sensory Immersion 

Nature is both calming to the nervous system yet brimming with sensory stimulation. This makes it a wonderful place for therapeutic engagement.

When all of our senses are engaged, such as by hearing the sounds of birds chirping, feeling natural elements such as the grass on our bare feet, and smell elements such as pinecones, the nervous system develops in a much healthier and prominent way. This sends a sense of calmness throughout our body. 

In our nature-based sessions, we incorporate all-natural elements as they are both motivating and mystical to children. Natural elements build creativity, imagination, and environmental awareness. Children engage in team building exercises while learning to listen, share, take turns, and be patient

Photo taken at KidWings Nature School 

Sensory Processing 

Some challenging behaviors are linked to having sensory processing delays. Sensory processing delays means a child may feel irritable by certain lighting, sounds, or is constantly seeking to push, pull, or bang objects or things together. These children greatly benefit from completing a set of sensory based activities throughout the day. By completing these activities, the child becomes more calm, focused, and self-regulated. Sensory based activities are uniquely individualized to each child’s needs and what their body craves. 

These activities may include receiving deep pressure to the muscles, compression on their joints, completing heavy work activities, or eating chewy snacks. Children may complete animal pose movements such as hopping like a kangaroo, crab walking on the floor with all fours, army crawling, blowing bubbles through various thickened straws, bouncing on a therapy ball, or coloring on sandpaper to learn how much force and pressure to use on crayons!  Our Occupational Therapy specialist can come up with a sensory based schedule that is appropriate for your child’s sensory needs.    

Sensory Exploration 

Smelling homemade paint infused with lavender, frankincense, and grapefruit essential oils is known to have many health benefits along with being great mood stabilizers. Both lavender and frankincense are calming to the nervous system and is great for reducing stress, while grapefruit is an energizer and supports mental focus and clarity. Kids get to paint with their hands which provides an additional tactile experience. While this kind of activity may be messy, touching sticky substances supports and enhances our tactile sensory system which allows us to touch and feel the world around us. 

Environmental Modifications

Your child's bedroom and learning area are critical for those doing in-home schooling or homework. Most home-created “classrooms”  are not conducive to a child's learning needs. They are cluttered, dark, and have inappropriate seating. Having the right environment increases engagement, attention, motivation, and posture. We help you re-arrange or completely re-design your child's learning center by making them more ergonomic, functional, kid-friendly, and optimum for learning.

Building Hand Skills

Would you like your child to have fun while building their hand skills?

Having muscle strength, adequate hand coordination, the ability to separate both sides of our hand, and finger precision are vital skills in completing many fine motor tasks that involve our hands.   

Even things like grasping a pencil correctly may significantly impact handwriting and a child's desire to write. 

We provide tools, resources, helpful advice, and therapeutic approaches to help meet your child’s hand development skills.

Children are given tools and exercises to enhance their eye-hand coordination, visual processing, and dexterity skills to help improve their handwriting

These are all essential skills needed for legible handwriting.

Your child will find these activities engaging, fun, and meaningful! They are designed for kids, and they will keep you asking for more.

Pulling theraputty, coloring, cutting, gluing, and digging hands in weighted sand are all activities that help strengthen your hands muscles.

These are fun and engaging activities!

Connect With Us

Phone: (619) 858-4138

Connect With Us

Phone: (619) 858-4138

Improving your child's engagement in everyday activities with ease and satisfaction.