Mr. Chris

Sensory Diets — Finding the Right Mix

Introduction to Sensory Processing The study of sensory processing skills and the impact of sensory processing differences on child development was pioneered by A. Jean Ayres. Her research established the framework for sensory integration theory. Most pediatric occupational therapists (OTs) agree that sensory processing differences can have a significant impact on a child’s behavior and …

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Functional Skills

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 …

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Getting Started

Where to Begin? As I’m contemplating the idea of my first blog post, it struck me that many people who find this site may be thinking the same thought I’m having. “Where do I start?”. So many parents I’ve worked with come in to see me with the same idea or gut feeling. That there …

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My Kids Place COVID-19 Updates

Learn how MKP is keeping families safe while remaining open during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.