Skills 4 Life has been serving the Boulder and Denver communities for over 11 years.
We offer a variety of services in Boulder, Colorado to help children – from infants to teens – cultivate fundamental age-appropriate skill sets. Our pediatric therapists specialize in early intervention strategies, handwriting, keyboarding, social & emotional learning, as well as executive function coaching.
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When children struggle with basic skills, such as handwriting, turning in homework assignments, or regulating their behavior, they may experience stress, frustration, and embarrassment. They often become self-conscious about their inability to perform these everyday tasks, especially in comparison to their peers. As a result, they can become overwhelmed, act out, or avoid doing the work altogether. Consequently, a child’s academic performance suffers and so does their self-esteem. The long-term ramifications of this can affect every aspect of their life.
For a parent, it can be difficult to know when or how to intervene. It’s natural to be under the impression that poor penmanship isn’t serious, or that a child’s inability to control their impulses is just a phase they’re going through. However, these skills represent important developmental milestones that pave the way toward better performance and a more satisfying relationship with teachers, friends, and family.
The ability to produce legible handwriting means that a child’s work is more likely to be read. It also transforms the writing process from an onerous task into the vehicle for creative self-expression that it is meant to be.
Improved impulse control brings with it a wide variety of social and academic opportunities that are far less available to a child who is dysregulated or disinhibited.
The earlier you get your child the help they need with these fundamental skills, the easier it is to resolve. It’s never too late for your child to learn the academic and social or emotional skills they need to become a happy, healthy, and prosperous adult. So, don’t wait. Be proactive in helping your child reach their full potential. Contact Skills 4 Life today for a consultation.
“We have worked with many Occupational Therapists over the years and have seen the most positive results from Skills 4 Life.”
Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy Uses Evidence-Based Strategies to Help Your Child Succeed
Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy offers your child a safe, compassionate environment to learn the critical skills they need to be successful.
The experienced therapists at Skills 4 Life specialize not only in handwriting, keyboarding, and executive function coaching but also work with children on social-emotional learning, motor skills, self-regulation strategies, and activities of daily living.
Skills 4 Life develops an individualized plan of care for each child based upon their specific needs. We use evidence-based strategies to help your child master age-appropriate developmental skills, become more independent, increase academic success and develop the confidence they need to thrive.
The results speak for themselves!
Latest from the Skills 4 Life Blog:
With Thanksgiving arriving this month, what better time to talk about all things FOOD. It’s the time of year to celebrate the season and holidays by preparing food, eating food, and then preparing even more food! It’s a happy time for some, but being around new foods, sights, and smells may be stressful for others. We’ve compiled a list from some of our past blogs and social media posts with information on feeding challenges as well as fun ideas to engage with food to increase your child’s tolerance of foods.
Did your child used to eat anything you served them as a baby, but now as a toddler, they’ll only eat a handful of foods? Read more to learn whether your child is a picky eater or a problem feeder and how Skills 4 Life can help.
With the majority of students completing at least part of this past school year online, we have heard from a large number of students they have hardly had to write anything with a pencil this year. As a result, students are struggling to maintain their handwriting skills. Incorporating a few handwriting activities each week into your child’s routine could have a huge payoff when it comes time to return to school this fall. Get some inspiration from our list of favorites!