Apologies for the delay

Well, hello again! Our apologies for the delay in communication these last few weeks.  We’ve been working on a brand spanking new format for our newsletter (and fighting the gremlins that have crept  in as a result of the changes).  We are so excited about this new format and hope that you will enjoy it […]

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The effects of poverty on children

In trying to understand the effects of poverty on children we cannot simply look at the current situation but need to take into account  the negative spiral that poverty creates.  Poor children are most likely to grow into poor adults and poor parents and repeat the cycle of inter-generational poverty.  Besides the obvious fact that […]

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Helping older kids with poor handwriting

Poor handwriting is most often caused by an inefficient pencil grip and poor fine motor control.  When teachers and education specialists observe poor handwriting in young children they will usually refer the child to an Occupational Therapist to help change their inefficient grip to the preferred, dynamic tripod pencil grip and to improve their fine […]

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Developmental delay

Developmental delay is the umbrella term used when we first become aware that a child is not achieving his / her developmental milestones as they should. Before I focus further on developmental delay though, I’d like to just pause for a minute and elaborate on what we mean when we say that children are not […]

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