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Hand Preference – Left or Right?

Do you have a good sense of your child’s hand preference? I am a pediatric occupational therapist, and this is a common conversation that I have with parents. While hand dominance is hereditary, its not a given. Science tells us that hand dominance is only about 24% heritable. Both my husband and I are right-handed, […]

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School-Aged Children and Sleep: A Family Guide To Getting More Rest

While babies and toddlers are notoriously not the best sleepers, more and more school-aged children are struggling to get the recommended amount of sleep they need to feel well rested. Well-rested children perform better academically and athletically and are more in control of their emotions. If you’re struggling with your young school-aged child’s sleep, then this […]

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