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Parents And Caregivers Can Help With Backpacks

Parents And Caregivers Can Help With Backpacks

Loading a Pack • Backpack should weigh no more than about 15% of his or her body weight. • Load heaviest items closest to the back of the pack. • Arrange books and materials so they won’t slide around in the backpack. • Check what your child carries to school and...
Backpack Safety

Backpack Safety

Across the country, backpack events educate parents, students, educators and school administrators, and communities about the serious health effects that backpacks that are too heavy or worn improperly have on children. Be Aware Of These Facts 1. More than 79 million...

Fun with a Yoga Ball!

By Kelsie McGladrey, DPT A yoga (or therapy) ball is a great tool for children! There are many different exercises for strengthening, balance training, and sensory input! The yoga ball can be a great way to help motivate children to participate in gross motor and fine...

AAC Myths!

Why Alternative and Augmentative Communication Helps Verbal Language Development By Daniel Miller, MA, MS, CCC-SLP Some children (and adults) with speech and language disorders do not produce verbal language on their own, and require assistance to develop functional...

Shelley Morassutti – NEW OT!

  We are happy to have our new Occupational Therapist, Shelley Morassutti , OTR/L on board at BP&HT! Shelley received her degree in Occupational Therapy in Manitoba, Canada, and has been happily working in pediatrics for thirty years.  In 2004 she relocated...

5 Ways to Avoid Hand Pain While Holiday Crafting

By Kimberly Alquist Most people who enjoy knitting may experience pain or discomfort in the hands or wrist at some point. The repetitive actions involved with knitting exposes one to the development of a number of conditions, the foremost being Carpal Tunnel...