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Help improve your child’s planning skills!

In the world of child development, the term “planning” refers to the child’s ability to think about an activity and organize the actions required to achieve a desired goal. This skill is required for most activities of daily living (tasks that one engages in during their day to day lives; such as dressing, participating in school, completing chores, etc). This skill can further be broken down into cognitive and motor based planning. The inability to plan can impact a child’s ability to successfully engage in activities or complete tasks. Children who have difficulty with motor planning can look somewhat uncoordinated, whereas those who struggle with cognitive based planning have difficulty completing multiple step tasks or anticipating what the steps to achieve goals are. For more information, feel free to get in touch with Cogwheel Clinic via email at contact@cogwheelclinic.com or give us a call at (425)-748-7000.

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Sensory Savvy – Kinetic Sand

Also known as “moon sand”, kinetic sand is material that looks like sand, but sticks together like snow! This is a great sensory tool to work on tactile integration, manual manipulation, and fine motor skills. It’s a cost effective and fun tool to use in a variety of ways. Interesting in learning how Cogwheel Clinic uses this? Email us today at contact@cogwheelclinic.com or give us a call at (425)-748-7000.

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Help protect your child’s hearing!

We hear thanks to tiny “hair cells” that live inside the cochlea, or the snail-shaped organ beyond the eardrum.  Hair cells can be damaged by exposure to loud noises and don’t grow back.  The American Speech-Language and Hearing Association cautions that sounds louder than 85 decibels can cause permanent hearing loss.  However, some iPods and other MP3 players can produce sound upwards of 110 decibels!  Protect your child’s hearing by avoiding loud noise whenever possible and using earplugs/earmuffs when loud noise is unavoidable.  If you can’t hear someone clearly three feet away from you…it’s too loud!

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