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What is Handwriting Without Tears?

Emily, an OT at Curative New Berlin Therapies, is Level 1 Certified through Handwriting Without Tears (HWT). She discuesses this multi-sensory approach to teach K-5 writing. There is also a Pre-K portion of the program that focuses on prewriting skills required for Kindergarten readiness. HWT targets to incorporate fun, engaging and developmentally appropriate techniques into practice.

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Occupational Therapy Can Help Children with ADHD

ADHD is a brain-based disorder that impacts a child’s everyday activities at home and at school. Occupational therapy can help develop coping skills.

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A Mother Sees a Need and Creates a Resource for Others Like Her

Annie shares her journey, and a special perspective, while collaborating with a Curative New Berlin therapist. 


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How Occupational Therapy Can Help Individuals with Autism

Autism is a disorder that impacts a child’s communications skills and their ability to interpret and respond to social cues within their environments. Each child on the autism spectrum is different, but most individuals benefit from occupational therapy intervention.

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Curative Care Receives Prestigious Three-Year CARF Accreditation Again

Curative Care is excited to have again achieved the prestigious three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for our Adult Day Services programs through October 2024.

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Occupational Therapy - How It Can Help Children with Sensory Processing Difficulties

Our senses (tactile, vision, auditory, smell/taste, movement/balance, and proprioception) allow us to interact with the world around us. It is important that all of our sensory systems work together and our brain understands the information received, otherwise, a poor response may result. 

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Can Aquatic Therapy Benefit Children with Autism?

Did You Know? Drowning is among the leading causes of accidental death for children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  

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What is Torticollis and How Can It Affect My Baby?

Torticollis is a fairly common condition that involves a tightening of the neck muscles. This results in a child turning his/her head to one direction more than the other or not being able to turn his/her head fully from side to side.

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7 Tips to Make Mealtime Easier for Picky Eaters

Meals are a time for catching up on the day's events and regrouping as a family.  For some, however, meals can be stressful periods of time filled with rejection of foods, screaming, and negotiating in an attempt to satisfy hunger and nutrition.  

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Volunteering Creates a Sense of Purpose for Those with Special Needs

For many of the clients in our Adult Day programs, the idea of working is not even an option, but volunteering is! Volunteering can help give a person a sense of purpose and for the clients we serve the feeling is the same.  

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What is Early Intervention and How Can It Help My Young Child?

Should my child be walking yet? When will he/she learn to hold a bottle and pick up food? Should my 18 month old be starting to talk? Many parents have these questions, which an early intervention Birth to Three Program can help answer. 

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Making a Splash: Is Aquatic Therapy Right for Your Child?

Contrary to popular belief, aquatic therapy is not simply performing physical therapy intervention in a pool setting or teaching children how to swim.

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15 Signs of Vestibular System Dysfunction and How to Treat It

 The vestibular system is, in a word - complicated - and it can be difficult to detect dysfunction and disorder.

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Art Therapy

The freedoms of the creative process allow our clients to imagine, to play, to make choices, to try out ideas, to use their hands, to interact with peers, to learn skills that transfer to other areas of life and to build confidence in this setting that is accepting and non-judgmental. 

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How Do You Know if Your Child Is in Need of a Speech Therapist?

All children progress at different stages, so it’s easy for parents to overlook some of the signs and signals that their child is having issues with their speech. Communication delays and disorders are very common in the United States, and early intervention is key to better outcomes.  

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 Special Needs Estate Planning

Parents of a child with special needs (developmental disabilities, mental illness, autism, severe physical handicaps) must use extra care in their estate planning. 

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