Children’s Mental Health Awareness Pt. II

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Pt. II

Previously, we discussed the various early warnings signs of a possible mental illness in children and teens. In part two, we now shift our focus to contributing factors and discuss how families can implement small strategies that promote positive mental…

Children’s Mental Health Awareness: Warning Signs

According to statistics, 1 out of every 5 children will confront some form of mental, emotional, or behavioral health obstacle before they reach legal adulthood at age 18. This staggering number can be jarring for parents and professionals whose job…

Tips for Overnight Activities

For families of children with serious medical conditions, any overnight activity, from sleepovers to field trips to sleepaway camps can leave parents and children wondering about how to manage these specific medical needs. While there are no hard and fast…

OT and Autism Awareness: Preschool/Elementary

April is the month to recognize several important health-related observances. Two that often go hand-in-hand are National Autism Awareness Month and Occupational Therapy Month. While separate observances, it makes sense to start a conversation about how occupational therapists can help…

Brain Injury Awareness Month Pt. I

The human brain—all three pounds of it, on average—is the most complex organ in the body. Every part of the brain is important, as each area has its own unique function. This month’s health observance is meant to bring attention…

Sleep Awareness Week Pt. II

Another important topic regarding sleep involves the extent to which we are aware of how sleep impacts our ability to learn. For students, their number one job is to learn and progress through their education. Teens need to be prepared…

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