My Kids Place Team

Chris is a father of two and a pediatric occupational therapist. He enjoys playing music, reading, and sharing his love and knowledge of all the ways OT can improve people's skills, participation, and enjoyment in life.

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Functional Skills in a Pediatric Occupational Therapy Environment

As an occupational therapist, I look at functional skills from a holistic view, starting with the skills most essential for day-to-day life. These skills include dressing, bathing, feeding, eating, and drinking (very different than feeding), grooming, sleeping, mobility, and toileting as well as managing our need to use the bathroom. These essential life-skills are called activities of …

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Social Skills and Overall Child Development

Social Skills for Children Introduction Welcome to the third and last installment of our “Social Skills” series. If you have not already, please check out our Social Skills and Social Skills & Autism articles to obtain a better understanding of social skills and overall child development in general! So far we have talked about how social skills provide the foundational building blocks …

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6/2021