Occupational Therapy Blog

New Shoes By Nike

This is a sweet video and story about a new shoe Nike is coming out with. The shoe is intended to be easier to get on and take off and was created for individual with disabilities. A young man with CP helped … Continue reading

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True Inclusion

We wanted to share a great article reminding us about true inclusion for kids with special needs. All children need an opportunity to practice many different roles as they grow up. The skills needed to be a great leader are … Continue reading

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Green Spaces Help Brain Development

Summer in Chicago is a great time to take advantage of the nice weather and spend extra time outside. A recent study finds that this time is also great for a child’s brain development. The study followed a group of … Continue reading

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A Few Extra Bumps and Bruises Okay

We wanted to share a great article about encouraging kids to take risks (even when they lead to little bumps and bruises). These little challenges and risks help children learn to be adventurous, learn their limits and develop their motor … Continue reading

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Ideas To Help Kids with Challenging Behaviors

With summer rapidly approaching, we wanted to share a great article about some ways to help kids with challenging behaviors through chores and heavy work. If children are able to have their sensory and movement needs met, they are often … Continue reading

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Speech, OT Summer Groups

We are excited to announce the following groups for the summer of 2015! Groups will run for 10 weeks, from June 22- August 28. Preschool Prep Group: This group is run by a Speech Therapist and Occupational Therapist This group … Continue reading

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Summer Ideas for Kids on a Bargin

We always love creative ideas for kids, especially on a bargain. Wanted to share a link to a great article with 19 awesome ideas to keep kids busy with creative ideas using dollar store items. Numbers 5, 9 and 22 … Continue reading

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Autism Speaks Walk Team

We wanted to share some great picture of the All Bright Therapies Team from the Autism Speaks Walk this past Saturday. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the walk and to all of those who supported … Continue reading

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Setting Limits on Screen Time for Kids

May is better speech and hearing month, so we figured we would start the month off with a great article about kids and screen time. We all love your devices, so it no surprise that our kids love them too! … Continue reading

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Proposed Change to Early Intervention Illinois

We wanted to share a news clip about the upcoming budget changes (a reductions of $23 million) and proposed new eligibility criteria for Early Intervention. Early Intervention is the state run program providing therapy to children from birth to three … Continue reading

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