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Why It’s So Important to Continue Your Child’s OT Services During the COVID-19 Health Emergency … and How Telehealth Can Keep Your Child On Track

Occupational Therapy, or OT, is a treatment meant to improve fine and gross motor skills, as well as motor planning. It may also be helpful for children who struggle with self-regulation and sensory processing. Children see occupational therapists for a variety of reasons, including: Motor skills – hand strength and dexterity, balance, or coordination Visual […]

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Early Intervention Services Available Through TELEHEALTH  

Although COVID-19 safety precautions have caused us to temporarily suspend face-to-face services, we are able to provide families with continued support and vital Early Intervention Services through TELEHEALTH. If you have been receiving Early Intervention Services at LifeROOTS, or if you think your child may qualify for Early Intervention and would like to begin the […]

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At-Home Learning Activities for Children with Disabilities: How to Make Social Distancing More Social for Your Child

Most students are out of school because of the coronavirus, and many parents are staying home with them. Between working from home and homeschooling, it may feel like your attention is being pulled in a million different directions, which makes coming up with ways to keep your kids occupied that much harder. We’ve come up […]

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Resources for the Disability Community During this Time of Uncertainty

For over 60 years, LifeROOTS has been dedicated to creating healthy, inclusive communities. Nothing has changed that mission – not even the coronavirus. We are aware that many families across the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho areas may be feeling unsure of what steps they can take to best protect themselves and their families, especially if they […]

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After Early Intervention: Tips for a Successful Transition and What to Do If You Think Your Child Needs Additional Services

Kids grow up fast, don’t they? At age three, your child will have completed their early intervention program at LifeROOTS and is ready to take the next steps in their early education. If your child needs continued support as they move into preschool, it is important that you plan ahead so the transition is smooth. […]

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Early Intervention: How the Right Services, at the Right Time, Can Change a Child’s Life

From getting around on their own to saying their first words, babies and young children have a lot to learn. Countless studies have emphasized the importance of a child’s first few years, and parents may become concerned when their development seems slower than expected. An article from Health Research Funding showed that one in six […]

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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Early Intervention Program for Your Child

Early intervention programs allow children with developmental disabilities to reach their full potential. At LifeROOTS, we work with children from birth to age three on meeting their physical, cognitive, communication, emotional, and adaptive milestones, helping them overcome barriers and reach their fullest potential. Seeing why Early Intervention is the best choice for your child is […]

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Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services. The statistics come from various Census Bureau censuses and surveys, covering different periods of time. The following facts […]

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