Tali Eingal, an occupational therapist in Skokie with 20 years of experience, says parents often ask her how they can extend their child's weekly therapy sessions into the rest of the week.
Last year Eingal decided to respond all at once.
"I feel that if I meet with the child once a week it won't make a difference," she says. "Repetition and practice will make the difference."
That's why she decided to write a children's book about 5-year-old Maya, a character who struggles with fine motor skills.
Every day of the week Maya and her family try a new activity, like pretending to be different animals, pushing Maya to continue what she learns in therapy. The book also includes a Q&A for parents.
The book is available for $9.95 at amazon.com.