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 who are 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!
Claire Heffron and Lauren Drobnjak are practicing pediatric occupational and physical therapists near Cleveland, Ohio. 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 since 2005. Lauren graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy. She has practiced since 1998 in both clinical and school-based settings.
Beyond the blog, Claire and Lauren are co-authors of numerous books including Sensory Processing 101 and Playful Learning Lab for Kids: Whole-Body Sensory Adventures to Enhance Focus, Engagement, and Curiosity (which features many children and activities from The Inspired Treehouse).
Inspired by the success of their blog, Lauren and Claire founded a non-profit organization called The Treehouse in October 2017. The organization brings the activities and ideas from the blog to life by implementing them with local families and children. Their goal is to build a healthy community and overcome health disparities by providing affordable play opportunities critical to healthy development.
Read more about Lauren and Claire.
Our most popular posts…
The Most Common Developmental Red Flags for Infants
Sensory Red Flags & When to Get Help
How to Help Kids With Self-Regulation: 30 Games & Activities
The Easiest Core Strengthening Exercises for Kids
We’re known for our huge library of free printables that make life easier for teachers, therapists and parents. Check out our free printable handouts here and our free printable activities here.
Looking for our popular printable packs, activities and ebooks? Check out our shop to find tons of materials that will make your classroom or therapy room run like a well-oiled machine!
Click here to find our top fine motor, gross motor, and sensory activities that will keep kids active, engaged, and working on the developmental skills they need most for success in the classroom and beyond!
Our Digital Membership
We open enrollment for our digital membership program once a year in August. The Inspired Treehouse Digital Membership is like your online therapy file cabinet, jam-packed with all of the treatment plans and printable resources you need for your therapy practiced! Click here to sign up to be notified when the new enrollment period opens!
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.