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Muskegon, MI

945. E. Sherman Blvd.
P. 231.737.4374

Grand Rapids, MI

4095 Park East Court SE
P: 616.259.4028

Grand Haven, MI

16760 Lincoln Street
P: 616.935.3300

NOCHS, Grand Haven, MI

1015 S. Beacon Blvd.
P: 616.847.5293

occupational therapy Tag

Toys For Children With Sensory Processing Disorders

By Lauren Geers, MOTR/L, Pediatric Occupational Therapist With the holiday season quickly approaching, many people are searching for the perfect gift for children. Holiday shopping can be stressful for many people but it can be especially stressful when shopping for a child who has a sensory processing disorder. Due to the wide range of sensory processing characteristics, this post is aimed at providing sensory toy ideas for more specific sensory characteristics...

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week is December 3-7

The American Occupational Therapy Association's (AOTA) Older Driver Safety Awareness Week is December 3–7, 2018. The aim is to promote understanding of the importance of mobility and transportation to ensuring older adults remain active in the community—shopping, working or volunteering—with the confidence that transportation will not be the barrier to strand them at home. Are you an older driver who wants help assessing your continued driver's fitness? Generation Care is proud to offer...

Is this normal or does my child have a sensory processing disorder?

by Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Lauren Geers, MOTR/L It’s quickly becoming that time when kids are heading to their first day of school for the new year. Returning to school can bring out many different emotions such as the nervous jitters! But it can also bring out more concerning behaviors. As a parent, it can difficult to determine if the behaviors observed in the classroom setting are typical for their age and the given...

Meet Diego! Our Pediatric Patient of the Month for August!

Meet Diego! Diego is our Pediatric Patient of the Month for August! Diego has been working with Generation Care Pediatric Therapist, Jennifer Bastian, PT, DPT, C/NDT. He has been receiving comprehensive Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech services at our North Ottawa location since the spring of this year.   "Diego continues to make great strides in all areas of his function. Diego and his family are incredibly dedicated to therapy, attending...

Meet Barb!

Occupational therapy (OT) is Generation Care's unique branch of rehabilitation that focuses on patient treatment from a functional standpoint. OT promotes health and well being through involvement in activities of daily living or occupations. Occupational Therapist, Christine Schanz, MS, OTR/L, from our Muskegon facility recently had patient graduate from hand therapy. Barb came to Generation Care after having a bone tumor removed. "I am so pleased to have had the opportunity...

Meet June!

June is our May patient of the month! She has been receiving occupational therapy with Lauren Geers in order to improve her sensory processing. June is working on improving her coordination, balance, and difficulties with activities such as eating, sleeping, and self-regulation. June has been attending occupational therapy for about a year. She has been such a joy to work with and is steadily making gains! June loves anything to do with...

Managing Chronic Pain with Occupational Therapy

Chronic pain is wildly prevalent in the United States, with one in four Americans experiencing symptoms of some form of persistent pain. Living with chronic pain is debilitating as it affects social engagement, ability to work, sleep, mental health, and one’s ability to accomplish simple everyday tasks. The best practice approach, according to research, is the use of an interdisciplinary team utilizing the biopsychosocial model to address all facets related...

Low Vision Awareness Month

February is Low Vision Awareness Month! Did you know? Currently, 4.2 million Americans ages 40 and older are visually impaired? By 2030, when the last baby boomers turn 65, this number is projected to reach 7.2 million, with 5 million having low vision. Generation Care Occupational Therapists can work with you or someone you know on a variety of vision conditions that impact daily life. We strive to help those with low or impaired...

Grason’s Story – Guest Post by Amanda Collis

Meet Grason! Grason has been working with Generation Care Occupational Therapist, Lauren Geers, MOTR/L, at our Pediatric Rehabilitation Facility in partnership with North Ottawa. Grason's mom, Amanda, shared this post with us about her experience. [gallery link="file" ids="5941,5942,5943"] "We heard about Generation Care about seven years ago from our daughter's Developmental Pediatrician. There were concerns that Grason has Sensory Integration Disorder. Because of the excellent experience we have had with our daughter, we...

Meet Jasper!

It's November 1st and we just couldn't wait another day to share this! Meet Jasper Seevers, our adorable Pediatric Patient of the Month for November! Jasper is working with Generation Care Speech Language Pathologist, Dave Eilers and Occupational Therapist, Lauren Geers at our Pediatric Rehabilitation location in partnership with NOCH in Grand Haven. Jasper is one of the hardest workers we know! His speech journey with Mr. Dave started with him...

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