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Torticollis: Important Information for New Parents

If you’re a new parent, you’re likely worrying about a million things when your baby comes home from the hospital. Gaining enough weight, watching temperature, figuring out days/nights – its endless. If you’re anything like me, you might also be obsessing over the shape of your baby’s head! As a pediatric occupational therapist, my clients […]

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Best Preschool Toys for Your Christmas List – Recommendations from a Pediatric Occupational Therapist

I am a pediatric occupational therapist. What that means is I help to facilitate a child’s occupation: to play. Isn’t that amazing? A child’s job is literally to play. When you break down “play”, there are lots of skills that go into it. The skills I help my clients develop are gross and fine motor in […]

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Outdoor Gear Recommendations From the Occupational Therapist: Get Out And Play This Winter

It’s incredibly important for kids to play outside, even in the winter. So much value lies in unstructured outdoor play. Experts recommend three hours of outdoor play per day but that can be so hard for us here in New England. For one, it’s freezing and for another, it gets dark at 4:00! As a pediatric occupational therapist, I […]

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