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Gross motor activities for small spaces!
ShareAs school based therapists, we are frequently working on gross motor skills in small spaces. In my experience, I have worked in crowded classrooms, hallways, under stairwells and even closets. You have to come up with creative ideas to get students moving without the benefits of a large gym or outdoor space. Here are 5 …
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Dressing skills through play! From +Therapy Fun Zone 
Dressing skills are the bread and butter of the Occupational Therapy profession, but not every setting or session is an appropriate time or place to have your client get dressed or undressed. I used to joke around with a Physical Therapist that we hoped our clients weren’t going to incorporate the skills we were jointly …
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Looking for a car seat for your kiddo?  Here are a list of top ones for 2016.  What is your favorite?  We'd love to hear!
Best Car Seats of 2016! Equipment recommendations by Pediatric Physical Therapist!
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Treatment ideas for kids with sensory integration challenges
Sensory Integration Treatment Ideas for Children; Sensory Integration Pediatric Physical Therapy; Sensory Processing Disorder PT; Sensory Needs
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Hip Dysplasia can happen in infants. Here are some signs to watch for and some positioning tips Hip Dysplasia | Starfish Therapies
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As parents of babies or young children you may have heard the term hip dysplasia or you may remember your pediatrician moving your little ones hips around at all those check-ups during the first ye…
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Tips for preventing the development of flat spots on babies heads #PediPT #PediOT  
Learn this one simple tip for preventing a flat spot on your baby's head.
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Some students may have difficulties keeping up with their peers in physical education class, recess or walking in a classroom line. Finding feasible endurance activities can be difficult in the school setting. One school I worked at actually had a gorgeous work out room with treadmills, ...
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Your inner ear plays an important part in the development of balance which can affect your child's progression through their gross motor development.

Why Your Child’s Inner Ear is Important for More Than Hearing | Starfish Therapies
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Imagine learning to stand for the first time, but everything around you appears to move. You can’t stabilize your gaze and everything sort of spins. Now imagine learning to walk for the first…
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Summer is approaching and I know a lot of people wonder about what kind of summer shoes to get their kids. Here are a few things to consider when you are making your decisions!
So, you’re in the department store shopping for your kid, because they seem to be growing every week! They are in dire need of new shoes and it’s summer, which means it’s flip flo…
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Myths about head flattening in babies #Plagiocephaly  
Head flattening in babies -The Back to Sleep campaign is the cause and Tummy Time is the fix...right??? Think again! Here are the 4 biggest head flattening myths busted!
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Gross Motor Skills and Handwriting
During 2016, I will be participating in a series written by occupational and physical therapy bloggers on developing 12 functional skills for children. Each month we will discuss the development of one functional skill in children addressing the many components of that skill.
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Ideas for teaching a child to ride a tricycle
Teaching Child to Ride a Tricycle; Tips to teach tricycle riding; tricycle riding for kids; toddler tricycle; best tricycles; best trikes for kids;
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Starfish Therapies is a pediatric therapy company operating in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. We provide physical, occupational, and speech services in the most beneficial and convenient setting for you and your child, including our clinic, currently located in San Mateo, your home, school or daycare. The therapists of Starfish Therapies are experienced in working with neuromuscular disorders, genetic disorders, traumatic brain injury, autistic spectrum disorders, metabolic disorders and musculoskeletal conditions, which encompass a wide variety of diagnoses, such as developmental delay, Rett Syndrome, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, ADHD, muscular dystrophy, autism and autism spectrum disorders, medically fragile, hypotonia, sensory integration dysfunctions and Sotos Syndrome. As an office and as individual therapists, we focus on the specific needs of your child and your family, creating custom therapy programs for every child. Our goal is to achieve the desired results while your child has fun at the same time.