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Welcome to the new official blog of Sandbox Therapy Group

We are excited to welcome you to the new official blog of Sandbox Therapy Group. Thank you for taking the time to read our very first blog post. We will be adding content on a regular basis over the coming weeks and months, so we hope that you will return often for interesting and informative articles that will help enrich and improve your life and the lives of your loved ones. Topics will include all of the therapies that we provide at Sandbox Therapy Group, including occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and other psychological services. Our discussions will also cover both child therapy and adult therapy. You can subscribe to our blog to receive a handy email whenever a new blog post is added. If you have any questions about the content of this, or any future blog posts, do feel free to get in touch to discuss the matter in more detail. Now onto the blog post…
  • Posted by Ryan J. Conley / Posted on 14 Nov / 0 Comments
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Benefits of Occupational Therapy for children with autism

Occupational therapy can be very beneficial in helping a child (or indeed an adult) with autism disorder to better cope with everyday tasks, school or work and socializing in general. Occupational therapists, like our practitioners at Sandbox Therapy Group, are experts in the social, emotional and physiological effects of mental illness. This makes them the
  • Posted by Ryan J. Conley / Posted on 24 Apr / 0 Comments
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Speech Therapy Goals for Children: What Parents Can Do at Home to Help

As parents, we only want what is best for our children. That is why when we see that our child has difficulties, we try as much as possible to help them overcome it. When it comes to communication development, one of the best ways to help is with speech therapy.
  • Posted by Ryan J. Conley / Posted on 25 Jan / 0 Comments
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Handwriting in Pediatrics and Activities to help

Working in pediatric occupational therapy, we get a lot of questions regarding handwriting. Teachers and parents tell us it is taking their children longer to finish homework because of frustration or fatigue. Luckily, handwriting can be addressed in a multitude of ways besides just repetitive paper pencil tasks. Using a multi-sensory approach can be very effective. Some of the multi-sensory activities we might include could be:

● Use of different tactile and sensory objects such as sand, play-doh, shaving cream, beads and chalk.
● Create patterns of the letters or numbers with your fingers with each medium.
● Use rolling, pinching and squeezing movements to increase finger/hand strength to support holding the pencil.
● Complete a dot to dot page while it’s taped to the table to increase hand-eye coordination.
  • Posted by Ryan J. Conley / Posted on 15 Nov / 0 Comments
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