Find The Perfect Present With Our Gift Guide

Find The Perfect Present With Our Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide for ChildrenWe are excited to share our Sixth Annual Holiday Gift Guide with you! Each year we add new educational and therapeutic games, toys, and activities that will allow your child to have fun and learn valuable skills!

The games are organized based on the skill sets that your child might benefit from developing. We hope you find it helpful!

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Skills 4 Life Now Offers Tummy Time Classes!

Skills 4 Life Now Offers Tummy Time Classes!

Tummy Time & Your Child’s Development

Tummy time, the amount of time your baby spends on their belly while awake and supervised, is the foundation of sensory motor skills development in an infant.

According to a report published in the peer-reviewed journal Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, pediatric societies “strongly encourage ‘a certain amount of tummy time’ … to counteract the effects of sleep position on awake positioning practices and subsequent development.”

Tummy time helps young children to strengthen the muscles in their core, upper body and hands. It also incorporates exercises that positively impact speech, vision, balance and coordination as well as other challenges your baby will encounter in their new gravity-ruled environment.

Furthermore, tummy time promotes a stronger connection with caregivers, and helps with feeding and digestion issues, such as gas and acid reflux. It also reduces flat spots on a baby’s head, which can develop from sleeping and playing on their back. As a result, tummy time can have a significant effect on your baby’s later development.

Learn more about how the Tummy Time Method can benefit your child at tummytimemethod.com.

Sign Up for Tummy Time Classes at Skills 4 Life!

Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy offers Tummy Time classes for infants.

Parents will learn creative ways to engage their baby in fun activities on their tummies that positively impact their baby’s neurodevelopment.

Click here to learn more and sign up for Tummy Time Classes Today

 

About Yrma Perdomo:

Yrma Perdomo is a registered & licensed Occupational Therapist (MS OTR/L) with a specialty in neurodevelopmental intervention strategies for children from birth to 4 years old. Her mission is to educate parents in the use and application of an easy 8 phase process of TUMMY TIME as a preventive treatment intervention and give parents evidence-based tools that further support their child’s neurological development through their lifespan.


About Skills 4 Life:

Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy offers a broad range of pediatric occupational therapy services in the Boulder & Denver area to help your child master age-appropriate developmental skills, become more independent, increase academic success & develop confidence. The experts at Skills 4 Life specialize in handwriting, keyboarding & executive function coaching, but also work with children on social & emotional learning, motor skills, self-regulation strategies & activities of daily living. Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy offers your child a safe, compassionate environment to learn the critical skills they need to be successful. Learn more about our team & services at www.skills4lifeot.com, or you can contact our office by email at karina@skills4lifeot.com or by phone at 303.351.1828 for a free consultation.

Skills 4 Life Offers Early Intervention Services

Skills 4 Life Offers Early Intervention Services

Welcome Yrma Perdomo to the Skills 4 Life Team

In addition to all that Skills 4 Life has to offer, we are thrilled to announce that we will now be extending therapeutic services to the birth to four population. Skills 4 Life is proud to welcome Yrma Perdomo and Sense-Able Connections to our team!

Neurodevelopment Intervention Strategies

Yrma Perdomo is an occupational therapist with a specialty in neurodevelopment intervention strategies for children ranging from birth to 4 years old. She is passionate about providing child-centered care, proactive caregiver education, and on-going parent support. Yrma strives to incite positive changes in the neurological foundation that their child’s life-long development, function, and future academic potential is built upon.

Learn How Yrma Can Help You With Your Infant

Yrma gives both new and experienced parents the tools and support they need to fully embody in their roles as the humble ushers of their child’s adventure. She offers individual treatment, intensives, and group “Tummy Time” classes. Please click here to learn more about Yrma and her services.

Yrma offers the following services at Skills 4 Life:

  • Tummy Time Method Certified
  • Sensory Integration Trained
  • SSP + iLS  Certified (sound intervention therapy)
  • Reflex integration (INPP, Masgutova)
  • Hand In Hand Parenting Advocate

About Yrma Perdomo:

Yrma Perdomo is a registered & licensed Occupational Therapist (MS OTR/L) with a specialty in neurodevelopment intervention strategies for children from birth to 4 years old. Her mission is to educate parents in the use and application of an easy eight-phase process of Tummy Time as a preventive treatment intervention and give parents evidence-based tools that further support their child’s neurological development through their lifespan.

About Skills 4 Life:

Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy offers a broad range of pediatric occupational therapy services to help your child master age-appropriate developmental skills, become more independent, increase academic success & develop confidence. The experts at Skills 4 Life specialize in handwriting, keyboarding & executive function coaching, but also work with children on social & emotional learning, motor skills, self-regulation strategies & activities of daily living. Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy offers your child a safe, compassionate environment to learn the critical skills they need to be successful. Learn more about our team & services at www.skills4lifeot.com, or you can contact our office by email at karina@skills4lifeot.com or by phone at 303.351.1828 for a free consultation.

 

Annual Guide for Fun, Educational Gifts for Children

Annual Guide for Fun, Educational Gifts for Children

I’m excited to share my fifth annual holiday gift guide with you! I’ve added new educational and therapeutic games, toys, and activities to allow your child to have fun while learning.
Many games focus on multiple skill sets and therefore may be listed under more than one category. The games are organized based on the skill sets that your child might benefit from developing.

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Skills 4 Life is Growing!

Skills 4 Life is Growing!

After years of dedication to growing my business and providing the best to all of my students, I am proud to announce that my team at Skills 4 Life is expanding. Knowing when to hire new team members is an art and a risk, and I couldn’t be happier to join forces with Allyson Bowman – a superstar who will be helping to serve my growing clientele.  It was a big leap for me to hire a therapist to help me serve clients, and I wanted to be certain to find someone with the same passion for working with students that I have. Please join me in giving Allyson a warm welcome to Skills 4 Life!

Allyson Bowman, COTA/L, is a Licensed Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and is completing her certification to be a Certified Handwriting Specialist through the Handwriting Without Tears program.  In one word, Allyson would describe herself as being extremely flexible.  She adapts well to any situation and will always keep trying new things to ensure the success of the students she works with. (more…)