fine motor

Little Miss Adorable, Occupational Therapy, Speech, Language and MORE Swear Words

A while ago I posted about my daughter, Little Miss Adorable’s newest words and our struggles in Speech and Language Therapy.

Special Needs App of the Day: Alien Buddies

We love cute and quirky apps, and let’s face it, our tastes aren’t that much different from your kid’s.  Alien Buddies is a learning app that includes several games in one bundle.  Learn to match colors, numbers, letters, and shapes, as well as solve puzzles with the adorable Alien Buddies characters.

Special Needs App of the Day: Pirate Puzzles

Ahoy, mateys!  There’s an app for all ye pirate lovers out there.  Pirate Puzzles features a series of puzzles increasing in difficulty that also includes an animated surprise once the puzzle is complete.

Best suited for “buccaneers age 3 to 7 years old,” the app works on fine motor skills through a creative and encouraging game.

Special Needs App of the Day: Pinch Peeps

Need to work on some fine motor skills?  Try Pinch Peeps, an app designed for iPhone and iPad. 

App of the Day: Jigsaw Box

We’ve all seen shelves covered in puzzle boxes -- now you can get over 100 puzzles all in one app, Jigsaw Box, for the portable and slim iPad.  And since you can choose from 12 pieces to over 200 pieces, the app is fun for the whole family and for individuals of many abilities.

Special Needs App of the Day: Build a Train

Build a Train is an app kids love because it not only allows them to choose which engines and cars to put on the train, it also challenges them with different tracks and maps. 

There are a variety of colors and designs of cars for your child to choose to put on the train. The cars can also be dragged to change the order they are in. Then the train can be test driven around the city. 

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy’s purpose is to assist clients so they can participate in activities of daily life. Pediatric occupational therapists work in a variety of settings and within various systems. Some examples include: pediatric intensive care units, rehabilitation units, private clinics, and schools. Pediatric therapists work with children and young adults who have mental, physical, emotional, and developmental delays.