"Play With Purpose" At Kid O'Therapy, LLC

This kiddo is having a difficult time rolling over. You can see her left shoulder doesn't want to come forward to cross over. We are working on reflex integration and reaching millstones.

This kiddo is learning how to sit without falling over, and use his reflexes to roll on his belly.

This little one is three years old and learning how to drive a power wheelchair. The safety with a child learning how to drive a power wheelchair is very different from adults as they do not have good safety awareness and skills for perception with bumping into things. Our physical therapist worked with the equipment vendors to find the right power wheelchair for this kiddo. Without a wheelchair, he has to rely on adults to carry him everywhere.

This child has limited use of his hand. He has a hard time holding onto objects. We did this obstacle course simulating a tractor pull during the fair time season as it motivated the child. He did his own tractor pull while holding on to the ring while using a scooter board.

In this video, we are trying to find a motivational activity to work on fine motor grasp and visual motor skills with stacking vertical blocks. The therapist is working on counting 1-2-3 for sequencing and fine motor pinch with winding up the toy to establish sequencing skills and fine motor controls. As you can see, the child likes the sparks coming from the toy while it knocks the blocks over. Finding activities that engage the child is how you play with purpose .

Sparky's on the go! This child is working on tip and lateral pinch which will later help him to hold a pencil and use scissors. We are starting with a motivational toy for this child as anything that required crayons, or scissors he would otherwise resist.

This little cutie initially couldn't write the letters of his name. After doing the astronaut training program we were able to work increasing attention to task, developing better motor planning, body awareness, and increasing visual-motor skills resulting in independence with writing his name.

A mother's perspective is so important. This mother describes why early intervention is so important. Children develop so fast that it's important to create the right neural pathways for easibility with motor movements, visual processing, coordination. When they don't get intervention early, it takes longer to catch up. If you don't address the issues soon, they will lose out on years of building improvements and will struggle more. Re-wiring the brain and it's connections for success makes an easier way of doing things later in life.