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Stephanie Foster wins OTAC Occupational Therapy Award

Dr. Stephanie Foster Wins State Occupational Therapy Award

January 5, 2020  CENTRAL COAST OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST WINS STATE AWARD, PROVIDES RESOURCES TO PARENTS   Santa Maria, CA -Dr. Stephanie Foster, Ph.D., of Santa Maria, CA was recently awarded the Occupational Therapy Practice Award by the Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC). Foster has been a registered Occupational Therapist (OT) for 30 years.  She spent 25 of …

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Interactive Metronome for YOU!

Interactive Metronome® (IM) is an evidence-based assessment and training tool that measures & improves the synchronization of neural impulses within key brain networks for cognitive, communicative, sensory & motor performance. In other words, IM improves motor coordination and timing through repetitive movements to a metronome by aligning neurons in the brain. Motor coordination and timing …

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8 Myths About Sensory Processing Disorder

Here’s an excellent article from Understood.org on the 8 myths of Sensory Processing disorders. We know from research, that Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) do exist. Children respond to the world through their 8 senses. This author, Amanda Morin, does a good job explaining the background senses (proprioception & vestibular senses) and the newer sense of interoception. She …

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Teenagers Need More Sleep

Teenagers need sleep. According to a recent study through the Sleep Number research, teens need up to 10 hours of sleep per night. Take a look at this article and let me know what you think: https://blog.sleepnumber.com/6-surprising-ways-teens-are-affected-by-lack-of-sleep/ The study found that 3/4 high schoolers are not getting the recommended amount of sleep which leads to …

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Pet Therapy

Introducing Napoleon: Kid’s Work Newest Staff Member   Kid’s Work is pleased to announce that Napoleon has been awarded the “Therapy Dog” Certificate from American Therapy Dog “ATD”. Kid’s Work is a family owned and operated business. Recently the family dog has joined the staff. Currently, Napoleon is available to meet with children and families …

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DireLights – A Student Run Organization

Dr. Foster recently participated in the Entrepreneurial Mindsets Gallery Presentations. At this event, she connected with and gave feedback to students involved in entrepreneurial education. The head of the class wrote a piece to be published as part of a collection of essays about entrepreneurship in education. The chapter can be found here.