About The Inspired Treehouse:
At The Inspired Treehouse, we believe that with a little help, kids can build strong, healthy bodies and minds through play. We feature easy-to implement activities that are designed to promote all kinds of developmental skills for kids.
We are pediatric occupational and physical therapists so we are also passionate about sharing information, tips, and strategies to help readers conquer the common developmental roadblocks that come up for kids. We believe that the more parents, teachers, and caregivers know about child development and wellness, the better off kids are!
About Lauren and Claire:
Claire Heffron and Lauren Drobnjak are practicing pediatric occupational and physical therapists. Claire holds a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from The University of North Carolina and has been practicing in public and specialized school-based settings for 10 years. Lauren graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy. She has practiced for more than 15 years in both clinical and school-based settings.
Take a Tour of the Treehouse:
If it’s your first time visiting The Inspired Treehouse, we invite you to take a look around! Here’s a little tour so you can find what you’re looking for…
The ABCs of Child Development
At The Inspired Treehouse, we believe that information about developmental skills and child development should be accessible to everyone, not just medical professionals. Our ABCs of Child Development series breaks down developmental skills from A-Z without the complicated medical lingo!
Here’s where you’ll find a huge list of all of our best activities for kids, organized by seasons, holidays, and other kid-friendly themes! And don’t miss our Freebies page where you’ll find a list of fun printable activities for kids that promote fine motor, visual motor, and gross motor development!
Tricks of the Trade
In our Tricks of the Trade posts, we put our OT and PT minds to work, helping readers conquer common developmental issues that come up for kids. You’ll find information, practical tips, strategies, and fun activities to try at home to address these areas.’
Sensory Processing Resources
Understanding the basics of the sensory systems can give parents and caregivers a better understanding of the child as a whole. Our Sensory Processing Resources provide easy-to-understand explanations about how kids process and integrate the sensory experiences they encounter every day.
Developmental Milestones are the all-important building blocks of childhood. What should you expect? What kind of play experiences can you provide your child that will promote these skills? Don’t worry, we’re here to help with our Developmental Milestones page!
Our Most Popular Posts
Not sure where to begin? Check out some of our most popular posts:
A Pediatric Physical Therapist Explores W-Sitting
Now that you know a little bit about us, we would love to get to know you! Email us at [email protected]om or leave us a comment on Facebook! We love to hear from our readers – what kind of information are you looking for? What questions do you have about child development?
The ideas on this blog have come from our own inspired minds. However, in this age of Pinterest, we would be crazy if we didn’t supplement with some finds from around the web! We do our best to acknowledge and give credit for any content we feature that is not ours. If you see something that you feel we have mistakenly misrepresented, please contact us and we will gladly correct our error and give credit where credit is due.
Although we are registered and licensed occupational and physical therapists, this blog is not a place for therapeutic recommendations or interventions. The ideas presented here are informational and intended to be used only for play with close adult supervision. If you are concerned about the development or functional abilities of your child, please seek the advice of your pediatrician and/or pediatric therapy specialists.
We frequently recommend toys, products, and services in our posts. If you purchase any of the products or services we recommend, we do not assume liability or responsibility for your satisfaction with the product or damages or injuries that result from the use of the product.
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