April is Occupational Therapy Month!

What is the best way to learn and grow?

We all have goals and responsibilities every day. Our children also have daily goals and responsibilities – learning and growing. And what is the best way to learn and grow? For children, play and exploration are the most important ways for learning to interact with the world and people around them. Developing coordination, strength, social skills and confidence are important developmental milestones for our children. Sometimes these skills develop naturally. Other times children need help to successfully master these skills.

Does your child experience difficulty with any of the following:

  • Struggling with handwriting?
  • Difficulty learning new motor tasks?
  • Avoiding coloring, drawing or cutting?
  • Clumsiness?
  • Covering his ears with loud noises?
  • Always “on the go” or fidgety?
  • Bothered by tags in clothing?
  • Annoyed by messy hands and fingers?

Free Occupational Therapy Screenings
Our pediatric occupational therapists specialize in observing and evaluating children’s development. Call for a FREE screening. Limited appointments are available. Contact Nina Herndon, 301.424.5200 x159 to make an appointment.

Professional Workshop
“Red Flags in Fine Motor Skills Development,” presented by Brigid Baker, OTR/L, Director of Clinical Programs at TLC. This workshop will feature a discussion of typical fine-motor skill development and motor milestones for preschoolers. Common fine-motor problems in preschoolers and their common causes will be identified. Practical strategies and activities to improve fine-motor skills within the classroom will be addressed. (Core of Knowledge: Special Needs). Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., $32 advanced registration. Link to registration.