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Ideation

Do you know kids who: say “I don’t know” a lot copy the behaviors of other children wait until another child offers an answer or idea and then agrees appear a little reticent to play rarely initiate don’t...

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What is the therapist looking at during a sensory -motor evaluation?

When children are referred to us at DPK we go through an evaluation process utilizing a variety of tests: Standardized Motor Scales, A Sensory Profile, the Sensory Processing Measure, Clinical Observations of Sensory Integration. Many parents...

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Assessing Play at DPK

Most children have a strong desire to play with peers and keep peers engaged in playing with them. This desire underlies children’s developing capacity to self-regulate in a group and be flexible as they take perspective of their own and...

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Boredom Improves Creativity

My mom used to tell me that, “Only boring people get bored”. And now as a parent, grandparent, and clinician I find myself quoting this often. I believe that this is one of the most important life skills a child can learn. When we spend all...

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Helping Kids Feel in Control – Regulation Strategies

In the days of shelter in place, it is important to recognize that children may be experiencing large and overwhelming emotions. Kids may need to learn how to regulate both their emotional and physical responses because they become intertwined...

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The Link between Impulsivity and Emotional Regulation

Many times parents or teachers ask, “How can I help this impulsive child self-regulate?”. In order to answer this question we first need to understand what “impulsivity” is and how it influences our ability to emotionally respond....

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