Yoga Power Poses to Rock 2018

by Mia Thomas, PT, DPT       As a yoga teacher I am always looking for a theme to present during my classes and with the new year I wanted to find something to rock my student’s mats for their first practice of 2018.   Most of the beliefs about ourself and our relationship… Read more »

Bilateral hand coordination craft for the Holiday Season

By Sara Niver Check out this awesome holiday craft to work on bilateral hand coordination, pincer grasp, and cutting/snipping! This pie craft could be used for Thanksgiving or Christmas! What you need: Paper: orange (pumpkin), red (cherry/apple), purple/blue (mixed berry) Scissors (adaptive or regular) Thin cardboard (for the crust) Pencil Glue stick and/or squeeze glue… Read more »

Screen Time for Kids: What To Do Instead?

by Angela Grant Cerasaro, MS-CCC, SLP     The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated their recommendations for screen time viewing for children last year. The AAP continues to recommend no or minimal screen time for children under the age of 2, and if screens are used for this age group it should be limited… Read more »

Updating Your Sensory Room on a Budget

By Amanda Bartel, OT     If you are lucky enough to have space in your school or clinic for an individual sensory room, why not make the most of it?  I’m an OT at an elementary school that serves both general education students as well as students in our 12:1 special education classrooms.  We… Read more »

Lifespan Therapies & Hear2Learn Connect

Therapy practices collaborate to benefit more kids in need   March 24, 2017  – Lifespan Therapies, King Ferry, NY and Hear2Learn Syracuse, NY, signed a Reciprocal Services Agreement to offer much needed therapeutic evaluation services for children with special  needs in Cayuga, Onondaga and surrounding counties.   Reacting to a long waiting list for PT,… Read more »

Fred the Froggy – Fine Motor Fun

By Sara Niver, OTR/L      This little frog will have the kids smiling and ready to work on fine motor skills!   For some reason, kids love to “feed” things! Especially when it “talks” to them and asks them to “please feed me, I’m so hungry!” All of my kids in OT love Freddy… Read more »

Are you Billing your Best?

 By Mia Thomas PT, DPT     Billing is a mysterious creature that many therapists must learn on the job, and typically they learn from untrained peers or through clinical instructors. Learning from individuals that do not specialize in medical billing or coding can pass down bad habits and may prevent therapists from learning about… Read more »

Picky Eaters/Problem Feeders

By: Angela Grant Cerasaro MS, CCC-SLP     Toddlers are notorious for being called picky eaters. “He won’t try new things.” “She lives off of Goldfish crackers and toast.”   Like many things, children’s eating habits are a spectrum that ranges from those who will eat anything that is put in front of them, and… Read more »

The Need For Vaccinations

By Nicole Lewis Recently headlines have been filled with the argument “to vaccinate or not to vaccinate.” While some states have less strict guidelines on vaccinations for children and adults, New York state requires many different vaccinations for children from preschool and daycare through college age.   Adults in many professions such as healthcare and… Read more »

Introducing “Parent Resource Guides”

Lifespan Therapies offers a variety of services including support to parents, caregivers, teachers, classroom staff, administrators, and other professionals. To further support the needs of children, Lifespan Therapies has added a new feature to our website as well as a new board on Pinterest. The“Parent Resource Guide” is designed to provide information to aide caregivers… Read more »