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Sleep and How it Affects Development from Infancy to Adolescence
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Sleep and How it Affects Development from Infancy to Adolescence

Sleep and how it affects development from infancy to adolescence is a topic that fascinates sleep researchers. Good sleep habits positively affect healthy development in children throughout their adolescent years and beyond. Sleep allows time for cognitive maturation. Now more than ever, their brains need unplugged from all digital devices to recharge and develop as...

Anti-Racism Resources and Conversations with Kids
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Anti-Racism Resources and Conversations with Kids

Anti-racism resources and conversations with kids has been a hot topic during the past several weeks. The occupational therapists at AZ+A have been collecting these resources over the past six weeks for our kids and families. Just as we shared resources about talking to kids about COVID, we‘re sharing anti-racism resources/action-steps for kids in order to...

Online Occupational Therapy – Surprising News for Parents & OTs
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Online Occupational Therapy – Surprising News for Parents & OTs

Online occupational therapy is no longer a futuristic concept. As with many other things, (working from home, virtual classrooms, curbside pick-up, and the delivery of most everything), Covid-19 accelerated the need and immediate shift to occupational teletherapy. Fortunately, research about the effectiveness of telehealth and occupational teletherapy was years in the making for this moment! Need...

ADHD – How it Affects Dental and Medical Care
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ADHD – How it Affects Dental and Medical Care

Most people understand the common challenges children and families face once diagnosed with ADHD. They may struggle to pay attention, fidget, fall behind in school and sometimes lack typical social skills for their age group. However, ADHD – along with many other diagnoses – manifests itself physically, causing potential harm to children that are not...

Jingle All the Way to a Connected Holiday
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Jingle All the Way to a Connected Holiday

The hustle and bustle of the overstimulating holiday season is quickly approaching! Hanukkah is currently being celebrated and the countdown to Christmas is on. Christmas decorations are going up and the excitement of Santa’s pending arrival is more than most kids, and some adults, can handle. With all the activity and excitement happening around our...

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Using Joy to Overcome Challenges & Navigate Transitions

The school year has been rolling along for a few weeks and with parental support, great teaching and, {fingers-crossed} a whole lotta luck, perhaps the initial challenges are behind most students. The transition to school is a vulnerable time for children and many need supplemental support to make it through unscathed. It can be difficult...