What is Hippotherapy?

The American Hippotherapy Association defines hippotherapy as the use of equine movement to engage the sensorimotor and neuromotor systems to create functional change in the lives of children with disabilities.¹ Hippotherapy is implemented as a physical, occupational or speech therapy strategy that utilizes equine movement as a treatment strategy to …

Help to Bully Proof Your Kids!

Bully-Proofing Guidelines, excerpt taken from John F. Taylor, Ph.D   Many kids go through a time in life where they find themselves being bullied. What are some good ways to help your child get through the bullying and stop themselves being victimized?   Talk with friends-Learn from those who have …

April Curriculum

Go, Go, Go Into April This month’s curriculum is all about transportation! We see all types of transportation when we leave our houses. Littlefield loves to use these key vehicles when playing during therapy sessions! Come into Littlefield to learn more about all of the ways we are utilizing this …

Pre-Writing Shapes

What makes pre-writing shapes so important? Pre-writing shapes are the building blocks of learning to write, read and do math. A child who has mastered their pre-writing shapes will find Kindergarten much easier. At what age should your child have the following mastered: Vertical Line-Age 2 years Horizontal Line-2 1/2 …

The ABC’s of Movement

A fun and creative way of combining movement experiences with the alphabet, that allows the child to learn letters and make literary connections while improving their gross motor skills. –          26 cards alphabet cards. –          Front has full color photograph of a child demonstrating each letter movement. –          Back has …

Pincher Strength Activities at Littlefield

We are so lucky to live in an area that has amazing resources and activities for children with special needs.  While we could not possibly list them all here are a some local organizations that support our community. Inland Regional Center   www.inlandrc.org In Home Support Services  www.cdss.ca.gov.ihss-for-children Supporting Kids Involving …

Temecula Fun Feeding Therapy

There are a variety of ways to encourage a baby or child to increase their food repertoire. Some basic areas that every parent should look at are: Texture-wet, dry, smooth, rough, fuzzy, sticky, mushy. Color Temperature-hot, cold, warm, frozen Shape-round, square, triangular, irregular. Flavor-sweet, salty, sour, savory, spicy. Food groups …