Nails on a chalkboard. The teacups at a carnival. The feeling of a mosquito on your back that you just can’t quite reach. As adults, we are all familiar with different types of sensory stimuli which can negatively affect our attention, mood, or state of arousal. Children with sensory defensiveness experience similar reactions described above, […]
About Mary Kate Mulry
Mary Kate Mulry is a graduate of Rush University’s occupational therapy program in Chicago, Illinois. Before becoming an OT, she received her undergraduate degree in Spanish and psychology at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. Her clinical interests include working alongside children who have sensory processing disorder, feeding delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and overall delay in fine and gross motor development. Mary Kate has past experience working with children in an outpatient pediatric setting, and also completed fieldwork placements in adult inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. She is a recently published author in The American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) and believes in the importance of integrating evidence-based practice into daily treatment activities. As a clinician, Mary Kate is dedicated to providing the best care and individualized treatment for each child on a daily basis.
Fourth of July is the perfect time to have your child create customized crafts in celebration of independence! Below are 5 ideas to build upon fine motor skills. 5 4th of July Crafts to Build Fine Motor Skills: Star-Spangled Flags: Gather red and white acrylic paint, blue construction paper, 10-15 popsicle sticks, glue, and glitter. […]