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Treating a Toddler with Autism – What to Expect

8th Nov 2017

When your child gets diagnosed with Autism, it can be a confusing time. It is difficult to know where on the Autism spectrum your child may fall, and what types of things your child may struggle with. When your child [...]

Importance and Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Kids

3rd Nov 2017

There are many misconceptions when it comes to occupational therapy for kids. This mainly comes from people not quite understanding the point of occupational therapy. Children can get, and benefit from, occupational therapy because it helps to enhance their skills [...]

Helping a Toddler with a Speech Delay

17th Oct 2017

Does your toddler struggle to say things that your pediatrician says they should be able to say at this age? If so, they may suffer from a speech delay. Sometimes, simply working with your child can help them catch up [...]

Does Weather Affect Autistic Behaviors?

11th Oct 2017

Have you noticed that there are times where the weather gets bad outside, and you notice an increase in problematic autistic behaviors in your child? This is not just your imagination. There are many reasons for this. Researchers have long-known [...]

5 Tips for Fine Motor Skills Development with Kids

3rd Oct 2017

Fine motor skills are very important as we get older. We need them for nearly every daily task that we undertake. If we do not learn these fine motor skills as youngsters, it can make things more difficult for us [...]

The Right Professional for Communication Disorders

18th Sep 2017

Parents sometimes ask themselves, "Is my child progressing normally with speech" or "does my child have a communication disorder"?  Children advance with communication at different rates, with some starting slowly and others seemingly developing spoken language overnight.  It can be [...]

Looking for Ideas to Improve Fine Motor Skills in Infants and Toddlers?

3rd Aug 2017

We all require the use our hands to perform important everyday tasks.  From an early age we use fine motor skills to facilitate playing, eating, writing, and communicating with others. As a parents, it is important to encourage development of [...]

Back to School Time – Will Your Child Be Ready?

26th Jul 2017

August is just starting!  It may seem a little early to be thinking about the new school year.  However, being thoughtful about the adjustments that your child will need to make in the fall can help him or her begin [...]

Is your Child Struggling with a Sensory Processing Disorder?

20th Jul 2017

What is Sensory Processing Disorder?  Sensory Processing Disorder [or Dysfunction] (SPD) is a condition in which the brain is unable to organize sensory input in a way that facilitates appropriate responses. Lucy Jane Miller, OTR defines SPD as “A neurophysiologic [...]

Occupational Therapy: Help for Childhood Emotional Distress?

9th Jul 2017

Does your toddler cry easily or have frequent tantrums?  You may wonder if some of the emotional stress you observe in your young child is related to an underlying developmental or sensory disorder. The goal of pediatric occupational therapy is [...]

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