The Scarborough Mirror readers have awarded Scarborough Paediatric Occupational Therapy Services with the “2019 Platinum Award for Best Physiotherapy Clinic”. Thank you for your continual support and taking the time to vote for me.

by Kala Jul 15, 2018

Check out this great video with three ways to tie shoelaces. I pretty much work on shoelace tying with someone every single day! Really!! Velcro is awesome, but now nobody knows how to tie their shoes anymore!!

For kids who have fine motor difficulties, you can use pipe cleaners or stikki wikki as laces so they don’t move as much and are easier to hold.

I also suggest using two different coloured laces because it makes it easier to see when one goes over the other. Especially for kids who have trouble with visual perceptual skills like seeing that the laces are over or under.

Laces are just on shoes! You tie garbage bags, skipping ropes and lots of other things.

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Scarborough Mirror Reader’s Choice Award

October 27, 2017

by Kala Oct. 27, 2017 The Scarborough Mirror readers have awarded Scarborough Paediatric Occupational Therapy Services with the “2017 Platinum Award for Best Physiotherapy Clinic”. Thank you for your continual support and taking the time to vote for me.  

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Autism Speaks Canada and Samsung donating tablets for kids with ASD

October 5, 2017

by Kala Oct 5, 2017 Dear Families, Autism Speaks Canada and Samsung are donating 500 tablets with the Look At Me app to families living with autism and organizations that support them. Check out the details below: Apply between October 3 – November 3, 2017 at www.samsung.com/thelovespectrum. Eligibility Requirements: Canadian residents. Individuals with a diagnosis of […]

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HANDHELD SCREEN TIME LINKED TO SPEECH DELAYS

May 12, 2017

by Kala May 12, 2017 A research study was presented on May 6th at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco. The study included 894 kids between 6 months-2 years who were part of a practice-based research network in Toronto between 2011 and 2015. The study’s principal investigator was Dr. Catherin Birken (The Hospital […]

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