The weather is getting chilly again, and Halloween is almost here! Here are some great ideas for indoor fun that will help children develop their fine motor strength and coordination skills. 5 Fun Fine Motor Activities For Halloween: Tissue Paper Pumpkin: Supplies: construction paper, markers, tissue paper, glue *Draw a pumpkin on construction paper. Tear […]
About Alex Murzanski
Aleksandra Murzanski, MOT, OTR/L is a licensed Occupational Therapist. She received her Masters of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Midwestern University. Alex has worked extensively with children and their families throughout the Chicago area in clinical and hospital settings. She first developed her passion for children by working as behavior therapist for three years at North Shore Pediatric Therapy. She then continued her career path to becoming an Occupational Therapist.
Alex has had experience at Shriners Hospital for Children, Therapediatrics, and The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She has worked with children of all ages, including those with autism, sensory challenges, developmental delays, neuro-muscular disorders, and learning challenges.
With the hot and humid Chicago summer we have been having these past few weeks, it is important to be mindful of how well your children’s bodies can handle the heat. Children are still playing outdoor sports and finishing up their leagues before school starts, and some camps may still be in session. Many older […]
These days, technology has made everything more convenient for us, including play. Children don’t have to leave their house as they have a wide assortment of video games and educational computer games to choose from, as well as educational toys that talk and move and as a result, we see a decrease in outdoor play. […]
Many things can cause stress for children, including academics, social problems at school, or even sports. Some children may be less resilient than others, and these stressful events can lead to anxiety problems. Unfortunately, many children may be unable to express their worries and emotions verbally, or they may not be aware of what it […]