Creative Health Solutions

Creative Health Solutions

As a client of the Creative Team expect revolutionary treatments that will unlock the potential within and accelerate growth, development, and healing.

Creative Health Solutions is an outpatient clinic treating children and adults with mild, moderate, and severe needs. We offer occupational and speech therapy in a sensory friendly environment to meet the individual needs of each client. We provide integrated services that values collaboration between families and each specialty area. Individuals and families seek our services for a wide variety of concerns including but not limited to developmental delay, early intervention, sensory processing, ADHD, ASD, self-esteem, feeding, and self-regulation/emotional control. Programs that we offer include: customized individual occupational and speech therapy, social partnerships, Learning through Listening™, and Foundations for Learning™. Creative Health Solutions uses a wide range of treatment modalities including but not limited to: sensory integration, DIR/Floortime, Interactive Metronome, Astronaut Training, PROMPT, and Feldenkrais (including Anat Baniel for Children). Creative Health Solutions is a network provider for most popular insurers and will process out of network claims for the other insurers. We work with you and your child to overcome differences that prevent effective interactions with other people and full participation in the activities of life.

Operating as usual

Handwriting Without Tears is giving everyone a free 90 days access to their Pre-K Interactive Teaching Tool and/or Handwriting Interactive Teaching Tool.

"All of us at Learning Without Tears want to help ensure your students can keep the learning going, even when schools are closed. To that end, we are providing you and your students with free access to our rich array of online learning solutions that support explicit handwriting instruction, keyboarding, and early learning skills. "
-Terry Nealon
CEO, Learning Without Tears

https://www.lwtears.com/programs/distance-learning?pc=COVID_20200316_PROSPECTS_US

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. We created a calendar (30 days) of OT activities for kiddos while they're out of school (these activities are just ideas for parents and they're not meant to substitute therapy).

The calendar is color coded according to 5 skills: GM, FM, executive function, visual motor, and sensory.

Feel free to share this document with anyone who might benefit from it.

https://creativehealthllc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVID-Calendar-OT-Activities.pdf

Incorporating sensory activities and movements breaks into your daily schedule while your child is out of school is very important.

Here's a list of sensory suggestions by the The Star Institute.

Here are some do's and don'ts about how to explore this topic with your child.

Dear Parents,

In response to the Coronavirus, Creative Health is taking all precautions recommended to reduce the amount of germs that are brought into the clinic and ensure everyone’s safety. Toys, suspended equipment, and mats will continue to be disinfected on a daily basis. All therapists and children will sanitize their hands prior entering the treatment room.

Please, if you or your child has a fever in the last 24 hours or is coughing, stay home until medically cleared by a doctor.

Creative Health is closely monitoring the conditions and planning proactively for the future. We will keep you updated as additional information is available.

As of today, we will remain open to provide services to our clients. We are in this together and hopefully it passes soon.

https://creativehealthllc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Coronavirus-Message.pdf

Here's another variation of working on core stability while targeting shoulder strength and pencil grasp (open web space).

Here's another way to work on core strength and stability while working on developing a strong grasp for fine motor precision. You can also work on integrating the Spinal Galant Reflex by encouraging the child to move side to side while sitting on the ball.

Good core strength and stability provides a strong foundation for gross and fine motor skills.
Here the child is working on maintaining a supine flexion position for at least 20 seconds while motor planning his movements to propel himself forward.
You can also do this activity outdoors by tying a rope to two trees.

Great activity for visual spatial awareness.

LEGO ACTIVITY FOR VISUAL-MOTOR AND SPATIAL AWARENESS

This activity is great for helping your child build their visual-motor skills and spatial awareness. Both areas are important for tracking words on the page when reading and spacing letters when writing.

https://www.dayswithgrey.com/blog/kid-math-game-area-volume

In this picture, the child is sustaining a supine flexion position to engage in eye-foot coordination, visual motor, and convergence/divergence skills. He's also working on grading his force and controlling his breath when sending the ball up.

Do you have a Zoom Ball at home?
Sensory Digest

Integrated Learning Strategies

EXCELLENT ARTICLE AND GRAPHIC ABOUT HOW EMOTIONS AND BEHAVIOR CAN BE THE RESULT OF AND UNDERLYING ISSUE

"Observing the behavior of an anxious child is sometimes like looking at the tip of an iceberg: underlying the anxious behavior are layers of emotions and experiences."

https://gozen.com/8-ways-a-childs-anxiety-shows-up-as-something-else/

Learning through movement

This activity targets so many skills, including: weight bearing, spatial awareness, motor planning, sequencing, imitation, attention, and visual motor.
You can modify it by decreasing the number of cards and sticking to only two colors at a time.

Hier wordt van alles geactiveerd; geheugen, coördinatie, middenlijn cross, spiegelen, creatief denken, richting, plezier, verwarring en vooral worden verbindingen gelegd in de hersenen. Makkelijk te maken en succes verzekerd. Geschikt voor alle leeftijden.

Mầm non Montessori

Great ideas to work on eye-hand coordination and ocular motor skills!🧠🤓

Thêm các gợi ý trò chơi tại nhà vui vẻ lành mạnh cùng bé trong kì nghỉ chống dịch

Your Therapy Source

The gross motor skills involved in handwriting mainly refer to the postural control that is required for writing.

Efficient control of the larger muscle groups in the neck, shoulder, and trunk is necessary to maintain stability in order for the fingers and hands to move to complete the handwriting task.

Read more at https://www.yourtherapysource.com/blog1/2016/01/20/gross-motor-skills-and-handwriting-3/

The PE Shed

This activity targets so many skills. Great idea!

Team Plank coordination 👫👭👬

Develops:
✅ Core Strength
✅ Coordination
✅ Midline Crossing
✅ Communication
✅ Collaboration

Tag a friend who would love this 🔥😍

We love this adapted version of the individual plank coordination activity. A great creation Gym Shoes Only / Dawn Gunner 👏🏻👏🏻

Today you will be your own superhero!
Have a fantastic weekend!

Who said paper and pencil is the only way to work on drawing skills?
Drawing on pavement or concrete sidewalk with chalk works on force grading, tolerating different textures, weight bearing, and spatial awareness.

Want some fun ideas to get your child outdoors?
Have them collect "nature treasures", place them into an ice cube tray, and freeze them for a couple of hours.
Provide him/her with a variety of tools to melt the ice cubes (i.e., spray bottle, salt, mallet, etc) and watch them use their unique problem solving skills.

Wishing everyone a wonderful start to the week. Happy Monday! 🙂

Love letter to mom and dad.

Happy Valentine's Day! ♥️

[02/12/20]   There are so many positive sensory experiences and benefits in outdoor play. Nature provides a multi-sensory experience that leads to healthy sensory, motor, and social-emotional development.

Nature provides opportunities for children to use their visual, vestibular, tactile, auditory, and properioceptive systems to navigate their environment in relation to the world around them.

For example, when kids participate in a nature scavenger hunt activity, they use their:
-Visual scanning skills to look for objects in a 360 environment (activating all eye muscles).
-Figure ground skills to locate nature items in a busy environment.
-Depth perception skills to navigate surface changes and stepping over twigs/rocks.
-Balance skills when moving their head in multiple planes and in all directions (head inversion to pick up a rock, hanging upside down from a tree, balancing on a log beam, rolling down a hill).
-Spatial awareness skills when navigating a busy and unstable surface.
-Tactile sense to explore different textures.
-Auditory discrimination skills to filter background noise and caregiver noise.

Hand strengthening Valentine's Day activity.

Fun balance and visual motor activity.

These fun Valentine's Day STEM activities work on tactile play, fine motor strengthening, and cooperative problem solving skills.

Visual motor integration is the ability for the eyes and hands to work together so the child is able to catch/throw a ball, copy from the board, thread beads, or lace cards.

Want to work on letter size and letter placement?
Use a modified paper (i.e., grid, double-lined paper, highlighted paper) to help children keep their letters within designated writing spaces.

Did you know that a poor sitting posture can also affect handwriting?
Working on shoulder and core strength improve fine motor dexterity and in-hand manipulation skills that are essential for handwriting.

Check out this blog on improving a child's executive skills at school.

New Blog! Improving a Child's Executive Skills at School ✏️💗 New Resources!! #pediOT #pediatricOT #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teacherlife #sped #schoolbasedOT #schoolOT #slpeeps #speechies #executivefunctioning #executivefunction

yourtherapysource.com

You are the Highlight of My Day Printable - Free - Your Therapy Source

If you're looking for a cute visual scanning and visual motor activity, check out this fun You are the Highlight of My Day printable. Great for Valentine's Day!😊

yourtherapysource.com If you looking for a cute appreciation activity check out this fun You are the Highlight of My Day printable. Great for Valentine's Day!

OTPlan

Crossing midline is a foundational skills for the development of bilateral coordination. When babies and toddlers reach for their toys (or any other item) or complete a task, they often use only one side of their body. So if you place an object to their right, they’ll reach it with their right hand, and if you’ll put it to their left, they’ll reach it with their left hand.

The ability to cross midline, with both sides of the body, is usually established by the age of 3. It’s important to give your young child as many opportunities as possible to engage in activities that encourage mid-line crossing, as this skill is vital for the development of using both sides of the body together to complete tasks such as playing, dressing, writing, cutting, and reading.

#childdevelopment #motordevelopment #crossingmidline #developmentalmilestones #skillsdevelopment #playtolearn #learningthroughplay #invitationtoplay #skillsdevelopment #earlychildhooddevelopment #earlylearning101 #bilateralcoordination #finemotorskills

Creative Health Solutions

Fun fine motor activities 😊

These activities are helping Zoe develop strength and coordination of her hand muscles. Little does she know, she's working on scissor skills, coloring, writing her letters, fastening her jacket, and opening the cookie jar without mommy's help (Shhh!! Don't tell mommy).
Here are five simple fine motor activities you can do with your child to strengthen the small muscles of the hands.

What is self regulation?

What is the Definition of Self-Regulation? Self-regulation is the ability to monitor and manage your energy states, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways...

Eye-hand coordination is the ability to use our vision to direct the movements of our hands. The development of this skill can help children in so many different ways, including playing sports, reading, writing, tying shoes, cooking, and more.

In the pictures below, kids participated in a simple eye-hand coordination activity to work on eye tracking skills prior engaging in a reading activity.

Painting ornaments during Foundations for Learning winter break.

Singing along while getting some calming vestibular input on the swing before transitioning to a table-top activity.
This helps with calming and organizing the nervous system prior engaging in an academic task.

Our Story

Creative Health Solutions is an outpatient clinic treating children and adults with mild, moderate, and severe needs. We offer occupational and speech therapy in a sensory friendly environment to meet the individual needs of each client. We provide integrated services that values collaboration between families and each specialty area. Individuals and families seek our services for a wide variety of concerns including but not limited to developmental delay, early intervention, sensory processing, ADHD, ASD, self-esteem, feeding, and self-regulation/emotional control. Programs that we offer include: customized individual occupational and speech therapy, social partnerships, Learning through Listening™, and Foundations for Learning™. Creative Health Solutions uses a wide range of treatment modalities including but not limited to: sensory integration, DIR/Floortime, Interactive Metronome, Astronaut Training, PROMPT, the Feldenkrais Method®, and the Anat Baniel Method®. Creative Health Solutions is a network provider for most popular insurers and will process out of network claims for the other insurers. We work with you and your child to overcome differences that prevent effective interactions with other people and full participation in the activities of life.

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3900 Jermantown Rd, Ste 250
Fairfax, VA
22030

General information

Specializing in Pediatric Special Needs Therapies Integrated Occupational and Speech Therapies Work with all private insurers--in network with some Accepting new clients

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 19:15
Tuesday 08:30 - 19:15
Wednesday 08:30 - 19:15
Thursday 08:30 - 19:15
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