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Making Sense Episode 2: Oral Motor Exercises

In this week’s episode of Making Sense, Megan Lehman describes different strategies to help with oral motor skills. Lehman explains how various snacks can soothe oral input sensitivities and needs, and how fun activities like making edible necklaces, blowing balloons, and straw games improve oral motor skills. Continue Reading Making Sense Episode 2: Oral Motor Exercises

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Coaching:  A Brave New World for PTs and OTs in Early Intervention

The world of early intervention is undergoing a seismic shift. Physical therapists (PTs) and Occupational Therapists (OTs) are rethinking the focus of visits with families and caregivers who have an infant, toddler or preschooler with a developmental delay or disability.  Continue Reading Coaching:  A Brave New World for PTs and OTs in Early Intervention

OT/PT

Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists also have similar training, and in the state of Maryland, they must be licensed through the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. There are, however, some basic differences between OTs and PTs. Occupational Therapists focus on helping people with daily life skills (or “occupations”), including tasks that require fine motor skills, as well as self care skills. Continue Reading OT/PT

Related Therapies: Physical, Occupational, Speech

State Local practices are listed below. Please note: their listing does not imply endorsement. Calvert County Calvert Memorial Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitation Calvert Memorial Hospital provides specialty physical, occupational and speech/language services for infants, toddlers and school-aged children.  Early identification and treatment can be key in the development of language, social, emotional and motor skills. Our… Continue Reading Related Therapies: Physical, Occupational, Speech