Boston Ability Center - Making Fun and Function Go Hand In Hand

Boston Ability Center - Making Fun and Function Go Hand In Hand

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Holidays are Here

The holidays are here and with this very special time of year comes holiday parties, music, dressing up, lots of food, visitors and traveling!  While these can be very exciting things to some people, to a child with sensory processing issues the holidays can feel more like loud noises, uncomfortable clothing, sitting for long periods of time at dinner, unfamiliar foods, unexpected hugs and a change in routine. Read more...

 


 

Winter 2014 New Classes are starting soon!

Group sessions start the week of December 1st for 10 weeks. Read more...

 


 

Fall 2013: New Classes are starting soon!

Group sessions start the week of September 9th for 10 weeks. Read more...

 


July 2013: Summer Camp!

This summer in addition to the groups we currently run we are offering two weeks of special summer camp! Read more...

 


July 2013: The BAC’s Wicked Writer’s Workshop

Does your child need a handwriting boost?
Check handwriting frustrations off your list after coming to Read more...

 


July 2013: Summer Camp!

This summer in addition to the groups we currently run we are offering two weeks of special summer camp! Read more...

 


June 2013: Recreation Ideas for the Summer

Wondering what to do this summer? We have put together a comprehensive list of local recreation activities for you and your children to take part in! Check out these great orgnaizations that have great activities for kids of all abilities. Read more...

 



January 2013: GET ACTIVE!!!!!!!

Parents should make sure that their kids get enough exercise. So, how much is enough? Kids and teens get 60 minutes or more of physical activity daily. These 60 minutes should be a combination of aerobic activity, muscle strengthening and bone strengthening. Read more...

 


 

January 2013: Handwriting Without Tears, An Introduction

The Handwriting Without Tears program is used at the Boston Ability Center and in many area school districts. This program is designed to instruct preschool and elementary age students through a multisensory approach for teachers, therapists and parents to follow. The program was developed by Jan Olsen, OTR, an occupational therapist. She co-created the Get Set for School™ Pre-K program in 2003, with Emily Knapton, Occupational Therapist and Director of Product Development for Handwriting Without Tears. Read more...

 


 

February 2012: Therapeutic Listening®

Therapeutic Listening® is a sound-based intervention that may be used as a part of sensory integration treatment. Therapists trained in sensory integration techniques use a variety of vestibular (movement), proprioceptive (input to the muscles and joints), and tactile activities to improve a child’s motor skill development, attention, level of alertness, and ability to interact meaningfully with his/her environment. Read more...

 


 

April 2011: Sport Specific Training for an Adolescent with CP

I was reading an interesting case report the other day in the Pediatric Physical Therapy Journal www.pedpt.com, Sport Specific Fitness Testing and Intervention for an Adolescent  With Cerebral Palsy: A Case Report.  This case report describes how a physical therapist developed and implemented a fitness-related intervention program that incorporated sport-specific goals of a 16 year old male with spastic diplegia. Read more...

 


 

March 2011: Torticollis

Torticollis describes an abnormal posture of the neck.  This posture in an infant is typically with the head tilted toward the body in one direction and rotated in the opposite direction.  This presentation usually occurs in the first year of life Read more...

 


 

February 2011: What is Sensory Integration?

According to A. Jean Ayres, Ph. D., it is the “process of organizing sensory inputs so that the brain produces a useful body response and also useful perceptions, emotions, and thoughts.” Read more...

 


 

October 2010: Oral Motor Activities You Can Do With Your Child

There are a number of games and activities that you can do with your child that will help with oral awareness, strength and coordination.  These activities can be fun and easy to do! Read more...

 


 

October 2010: Fine Motor Activities to Facilitate Handwriting at Home

At home parents have the opportunity to facilitate their child’s development in so many areas. This information is intended to provide you with suggestions for aiding your child’s fine motor skill development and have fun in the process!! Read more...

 


 

September 2010: Music Therapy

Music therapy is the use of music, in the context of a client-therapist relationship, to work toward specific cognitive, physical, social, communication and emotional goals. Read more...