Using the SnapType App

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When you have a student who knows what they want to write but all the years of therapy are not making their writing more legible, you have to try other options. Often when kids have really bad writing with no spacing, they also have trouble…

UnBuckle Me

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At Therapy Fun Zone, we focus a lot on activities for children that develop their skills. However, I was recently contacted by an Occupational Therapist, who has invented a new product to help adults who struggle to unbuckle their child’s…

Fine Motor Skills and Typing

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When a child has difficulty with handwriting or can't keep up in class, many people jump to the statement that they can just type instead. But can they? There are a lot of fine motor skills that go into typing, and it takes years to master the…

Working on Following Directions When Out

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Going out to the store or out to eat can be a very stressful experience for some parents who have a child with special needs.  A lot of the stress comes from fear of the unknown, the potential for melt-downs, and not knowing whether you can…

The Roll of OT in Driving Readiness with Adolescents most At Risk

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The important role of Pediatric Occupational Therapy in “Driving Readiness” with Adolescents Most At Risk This is a guest post written by Missy Menzes, occupational therapist and founder of Extra Credit! LLC. For teenagers, driving is…