Newsletter: February 18th, 2021

Successes and Celebrations

We hope you all had a wonderful Family Day! We have some exciting successes to share with you in this newsletter.

Earlier this month a young girl had great success at the dentist! She got up onto the dental chair and let both the dental assistant and the dentist look in her mouth. Way to go!

We also have another little girl who has made excellent progress in toileting. She is consistently using the toilet throughout the day. She is no longer in diapers during the day and will take herself to the bathroom when she needs to go. Amazing!

Meet our Team: Erica

We are happy to share a little bit more about one of our wonderful Occupational Therapists (OT), Erica!

One of Erica’s favourite things about her work as an OT at KU is also one of our core values, COLLABORATION! Erica loves being able to collaborate with families and loves working on goals that are meaningful to those families. Erica is a lover of the outdoors. When she’s not working you can find her hiking in the mountains or out on the water.

Positive Parenting Strategies

“Positive Parenting” can be defined as “the continual relationship of a parent(s) and a child or children that includes caring, teaching, leading, communicating, and providing for the needs of a child consistently and unconditionally.”(Seay et al., 2014). There are many strategies that fit within this approach. Our team thought that it would be helpful to send some practical strategies for different age groups. If you have any questions about how some of these strategies could work for your child and family- your team is here to help as always!