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Childhood disorders, learning disorders and developmental delays cannot be diagnosed or treated through this website!
Please contact your local Occupational Therapist if there are significant gaps in your child’s progress. If your child is currently attending Occupational Therapy, these activities can be used to supplement what he is doing there, but always check with your child’s Occupational Therapist first!
The activities suggested on this website are NOT a substitute for occupational therapy intervention!
I am a very normal occupational therapist, and I started my website purely to help parents and teachers to better understand the issues that kids may struggle with when they start school, and to equip those parents and teachers with activities to promote normal development in order to give kids the best possible start in formal schooling.
The information I have put on my website is there to inform and inspire based on my own experience and observations and discussions with fellow therapists over the years. While I attempt to keep up with current research and publications, I in no way consider myself an expert, nor have I had time to conduct or publish formal research myself.
While I try and include relevant references where possible, I cannot back up every activity suggestion, photograph and/or observation with scientific data.
When working as an occupational therapist, every therapy session was planned with the needs of that particular child in mind. There was no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. Over the years, some activities became my go-to favorites to help address particular issues, and it is these kinds of activities that I attempt to share with parents and teachers on my website and in my e-books.
While I am encouraged by students and therapists who contact me to let me know that my information is helpful, my website and e-books are not designed to be used as reference tools for academic purposes. I am always honored and delighted when someone links to my website or references it in some way, but please do know that my website is not meant to stand as a formal expert source.
Having said all that, I am delighted that you are here, and I trust that my activities and information will be useful to help a child that you are involved with.
As with all activities involving children, please take great care to ensure all sharp objects are moved out of reach, and that parental supervision is available at all times. Some activities suggested on this website make use of small objects that may cause a choking hazard for young children. Keep small objects out of reach of young children!
Some of the activities require physical activity or exercise. Please only demonstrate these exercises if you are medically fit to do so. Your child should only carry out these activities if he is medically fit to do so. If in doubt, please consult your doctor. And if any activity causes any kind of pain and discomfort to you or your child, stop at once and consult your doctor.
Every effort has been made to give accurate information and suggestions. However, results are entirely dependent on the persons demonstrating and taking part in the activities and games.
The level of success attained depends on the time devoted to taking part in the activities and games, and the resources and skills of the persons taking part. Since these factors vary between individuals, we cannot guarantee success of individuals, nor are we responsible for any actions of any persons.
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The materials contained on this website are provided for general information purposes only and do not constitute professional advice on any subject matter.
While the information contained within the site is periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided in this website is correct, complete, and/or up-to-date. The information contained in this website and the accompanying resources is strictly for educational purposes. Therefore, if you wish to apply ideas contained in this website and the accompanying resources, you are taking full responsibility for your actions.
OT Mom Learning Activities does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on information contained on this site. The author and publisher of OT Mom Learning Activities shall in no event be held liable to any party for any direct, indirect, incidental or other consequential damages arising directly or indirectly from any use of this material.
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