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December 18, 2015

Occupational Therapist approved: fine motor holiday gift idea

Megan Bevington M.S., OTR/L, occupational therapist at the Midtown office of Child and Family Development, is getting ready for the holiday season now!  

She found a book called “99 Fine Motor Ideas for Ages 1 To 5” by Nicolette Roux and other child development experts.  Their description of activities include DIY Toys, Busy Bag ideas for playing on the go, sensory exploration invitations, practical life ideas, early learning activities to introduce colors, letters, math, art & crafts to inspire creativity and seasonal ideas to celebrate the holidays. The online reviews are quite complimentary. 

Megan shares her thoughts here: “This is a great gift for the holidays! It‚Äôs like your own personal therapy ‚ÄúHow To‚Äù. A lot of the activities included within this book are ones we use here in occupational therapy sessions as well. It‚Äôs always a good idea to incorporate fine motor development into play, your child won‚Äôt even know they‚Äôre working‚Ķ. Isn‚Äôt that the point?”

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Read about gifts related to sensory processing difficulties here.  

Our team consists of 9 licensed occupational therapists, rather than assistants or aides.  We are in-network with many insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC, Cigna, Medcost, North Carolina Medicaid, Primary Physician Care and United Health Care.  Our clients also may pay privately and access out-of-network benefits.

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