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Mary Hawkins

Mary is an Occupational Therapist at Our Children’s House in Las Colinas. She enjoys working with all children, especially those with pediatric orthopedic injuries and Autism. In her spare time, she rides her horses Luke, Eclipse & Fin and competes in equestrian competitions.

Here’s how to reduce the Christmas season stress for kids

By this time of year, many parents finally have their children in the routine of getting to bed at a decent hour, waking up on time and getting dressed, fed and off to school. And then come the holidays, which can throw everything off. We all need a break from the routine, but make sure you …

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Is your child sensitive to touch, sounds, sights and smells?

I was talking to a friend the other day and she was telling me that her sister-in-law’s son was having some problems and she asked me if I had any ideas. After further questioning it seemed we had a sensory integration issue going on here. She asked some really great questions on strategies to make …

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Tips for helping your child with sensory integration dysfunction

Sensory Integration Dysfunction: Tips for Helping Your Sensitive Preschooler

I was talking to a friend the other day and she was telling me that her sister-in-law’s son was having some problems and she asked me if I had any ideas. After further questioning, it seemed we had a sensory integration issue–this is a term we use that refers to the way the nervous system …

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