Episode 53: Lisa Chan – Tips from an occupational therapist

Lisa Chan is on the show today! Lisa is an Occupational Therapist for children. On her Instagram, she gives simple, practical and fun ideas for families. In this episode, we talk about some basic occupational therapy tactics that Lisa uses in her own practice. She gives us some really good ideas about helping children learn to tie their shoes and other things that we can be working on with our kids from a young age. I found this conversation to be really helpful for myself and I hope you do too!

What we talked about:

3:25- Introduction to Lisa and how she got into Occupational Therapy

5:25- What an Occupational Therapist does

9:35- Tips for teaching our kids how to tie their shoes

13:30- Slowing down and allowing children to learn things on their own

16:30- What executive functioning skills are

18:50- Working on executive functioning skills with our children

21:40- The information that she shares on Instagram

23:45- What heavy work is and how we can implement it

29:25- Breath work with our kids

34:05- Focusing on our kid’s strengths versus what they need to improve on

38:20- End of podcast questions

Show notes:

Lisa on Instagram

Lisa on Facebook

Lisa’s website

Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday

Smart but Scattered by Peg Dawson

Zach Gets Frustrated by William Mulcahy

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