We all know the many benefits of exercise for people of all ages: physical fitness, endurance, strength, coordination, and motor planning. However, making physical fitness a regular part of daily routines can be a real challenge not only for adults, but also for children. Many children who live more sedentary lifestyles require more motivation to […]
About Morgan Lawless
Morgan Lawless OTR/L graduated from West Virginia University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts, Human Performance and Health and a Master of Occupational Therapy. Morgan is an experienced occupational therapist, having worked in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital in West Virginia. There she was the lead occupational therapist for the pediatric and spinal cord teams, co-leader of the spinal cord team, and an involved wellness program committee member within the hospital, serving as the Zumba instructor.
Morgan’s experience with pediatrics first began during a fieldwork assignment as an OT student. Her experience in a Tennessee outpatient facility inspired her desire to someday work permanently with the pediatric population. Learning to love the families, children, and treatment methods were stimulating and exciting. As the children progressed, quality of lives improved and lives were changed. As a professional, Morgan has continued to value her experience with treating the pediatric population, which has allowed her to work and play with sensory integration, including aquatic sensory integration treatments, as well as treat many neurological and orthopedic diagnoses. Her certifications in using functional electrical stimulation, including the RT300, and Saebo have greatly enhanced her experiences in treating neurological populations.
As summer begins, summer plans take shape. Hopefully these plans involve lots of fun and sunshine. Summer should be an enjoyable and exciting time for all children and their families, but it is important to remember to also focus on children’s growth and development. Sometimes during the break from school, skills gained in an educational […]
With which hand do you write? With which hand do you hold a baseball glove? With which hand do you comb your hair? Hand dominance is established when either the right or left hemisphere of your brain becomes the dominant or ‘leader’ side. This aids us as humans in determining how we will proceed to perform […]
There is a high emphasis on building children’s handwriting skills at an early age in order to prepare for kindergarten expectations. This is a wonderful encouragement for your children! There are multiple recommendations from occupational therapists on how this can be done, including building fine motor muscle strength, improving isolated finger movements, advancing graphic skills, […]