3 Halloween Projects For Preschoolers

Spooky Season is here and we have three fun and festive crafts that focus heavily on fine motor development and sensory play! Each of these Halloween crafts has an emphasis on development of pincer grasp, tripod grasp, and index finger isolation. Through these crafts, your child will explore touch senses and messy play with glue, paint, and tissue paper to …
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Occupational Therapy at CTCA

Occupational Therapy - Individual Session

Occupational therapists are experts in all things fine motor, sensory processing, play, self-care. They also specialize in all the other tasks or activities that children participate in daily. Within the Chicago Therapeutic Children’s Academy (CTCA), we offer both individual and group occupational therapy sessions to target these areas of development. Individual sessions: An occupational therapist can work with a student …
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Backpack Safety for Children

With progressively challenging curriculum and advancing technology, your child’s backpack is not getting any lighter. Between heavy textbooks, computers and tablets, the contents of your child’s backpack can add up to quite a load. Have you found yourself wondering if all that added weight is safe? Or, maybe you’ve questioned what you can do to lessen the stress a backpack …
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Preschool or Therapeutic Preschool?

Deciding What’s Best for Your Child by Weighing ALL the Factors of Standard Preschool and Therapeutic Preschool As we begin to talk about the “s” word again…school…you may be weighing some options for your kids coming into the fall.  If you have a toddler at home, you may also be entertaining the idea of preschool to help get your little …
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7 Signs That A Child May Need A Therapeutic School

As an authentic therapeutic school, Chicago Therapeutic Children’s Academy employs an intensive therapeutic approach. We combine individual, group and family therapy with a specialized and differentiated academic program delivered by teachers and therapists. Learn about our curriculum at CTCA here. Above all, everyone works to meet the needs of students manifesting signs of personality disruption. 7 Signs That a Student …
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