Last week, we provided the first FIVE skills to work on so you can get your child ready for kindergarten! This week we are sharing the remaining 5 skills in our top ten: Sitting in a Chair. Unfortunately, children have to sit for longer periods of time than we would prefer. A reasonable amount of Read More
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Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? Here are the Top 10 Skills to Practice! (Part 1)
If your child is starting kindergarten this fall, there are some critical skills you can work on this summer to best prepare him for a successful start! Academics can and will be taught at school, so our advice is to focus on the following skills so your child can be independent and successful with their Read More
Penguin Fun at Pediatric Achievements with Our Mascot, Penny!
Did you know? We have a mascot at Pediatric Achievements! Her name is Penny the Penguin, and we celebrate all things PENGUIN throughout the year, but especially every January! Waaaayyyy back in 2016 our staff voted and all agreed that a PENGUIN should be the official mascot at Pediatric Achievements! Our kids voted again and Read More
Let’s Talk About Helmet Safety!
Written by Halle Kendall, Accounts Manager and Advocate for Safe Kids at Pediatric Achievements! Many of us have experienced things this past year that we may have never experienced before, all due to COVID-19! This can include increased anxiety due to the unknown effects of a new disease, weight gain (which gave me flashbacks to Read More
Mental Health Matters: An Occupational Therapist’s Perspective
Written by: Jennifer Faherty, MOT, OTR/L As we celebrate Mental Health Month in May, this article was written by Jen Faherty, our Assistant Clinic Director, as a way to both reflect on mental health needs and educate the public on this important topic. When I entered the field of pediatric occupational therapy, I thought my Read More
Happy Occupational Therapy Month: the ABCs of Pediatric OT
Written by: Elizabeth (Beth) Stuckey, OTD, OTR/L Occupational Therapist at Pediatric Achievements Did you know that April is Occupational Therapy Month? Occupational therapists are healthcare professionals that work with individuals across the lifespan to help them do the things they WANT to, NEED to, and MUST do throughout their daily lives. At Pediatric Achievements, our occupational therapists specialize in helping individuals from birth through age 21 in a wide variety of areas. To Read More
SLEEP: FROM RESTLESS TO RESTFUL
SLEEP. Have you ever had a busy week with little sleep (deadlines to meet, sick kids, too many things to get done, etc.) and thought to yourself, “I’ll just get caught up on sleep this weekend?” Sleep debt, the term by which this phenomenon is known, is the amount of sleep you should be getting Read More