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Fine Motor Skills for Children with Down Syndrome

by: Paige Troutman, OT Graduate Student University of TN Health Science Center Department of Occupational Therapy & Brightsong, LLC

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Giant Shape Matching

by: Paige Troutman, OT Graduate Student Giant Shape Match Activity

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Sensory Slime

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Encouraging Language Skills at the Zoo

  By:  Mallory Bruce, MS, CF-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist The zoo is a great outdoor activity for the whole family. The many different animals, exhibits, and sights are a great way to incorporate language into this fun outing. Parents can introduce

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5 Things You Can Do If You Suspect Your Child May Have Autism

Autism is rapidly becoming one of the most diagnosed childhood developmental disorders. Autism is very complex and is often difficult to diagnose. It includes a wide range of symptoms and will be different for each child. That being said, here

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Our Top 10 Posts from 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, we’re looking back and celebrating our most popular posts this year.  Thank you for reading and sharing this journey with us!    Here were your 10 favorite posts of 2015:  World Down Syndrome Day

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Using Household Items for Occupational Therapy

Household Items for Occupational Therapy By: Carly Harrison, OT Student Intern A great way for parents to get involved and see improvements with their child is by incorporating therapy activities at home. Many parents assume that because they are not

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Teal Pumpkin Project

By: Jennifer Henderson, OTR/L Occupational Therapist, Brightsong Halloween can be a difficult holiday for families of children with feeding issues.  These issues can be feeding difficulties related to chewing and swallowing, sensory issues with food textures, as well as food allergies.

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Fall Songs and Fingerplays

Fall is a great time of year.  Cooler weather, pumpkins and football games – what’s not to love?   One way to have fun this fall is to teach your child a few fingerplays and songs.  Using songs and fingerplays is

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A Bright Family Table: When it’s Just Not That Easy and Dining Out is a Challenge

By Amy Foster, Developmental Therapist and mother of four I recently wrote tips on eating out with children. All of these pointers help set your child (and you) up for success. However, many first dining experiences result in hesitation to

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