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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 [...]

What is Echolalia? Does it Serve a Purpose?

7th Jul 2017

Many individuals on the autism spectrum use echolalia, which is the repetition of another’s speech that occurs either immediately, or even later, after the original production.  According to Barry Prizant (1987) echolalia is characteristic of least 85% of children with [...]

How is your Child Developing

30th Jun 2017

Development is amazing, whether we are watching eggs in a nest, seeing little hatchlings that move through stages of development to become fledglings, ready to leave the nest or whether we are watching a newborn move through early stages of [...]

Are Some Infants at Greater Risk of Developing Autism Spectrum Disorder?

18th Jun 2017

Are Some Infants at Greater Risk of Developing Autism Spectrum Disorder? Everyone loves a new baby in the family!  The promise of new possibilities and the joy and rewards of seeing a new little person develop before our eyes is [...]

Do You Rely on Health Insurance to Cover Pediatric Therapies?

13th Apr 2017

Do You Rely on Health Insurance to Cover Pediatric Therapies? Our country is going through a pivotal time in regards to insurance. While our federal legislators are working on yet another healthcare bill, on a personal level we sometimes don’t [...]

Autism Awareness is Important! Contact Your Legislators!

16th Mar 2017

Autism Awareness is Important!  Contact Your legislators! April, which is Autism Awareness Month, is almost upon us!   As a practice comprised of pediatric therapists who evaluate and treat many children on the autism spectrum, Speech & Occupational Therapy of North [...]

How Can I Boost Communication Skills for My Child with Down Syndrome?

11th Mar 2017

How Can I Boost Communication Skills for My Child with Down Syndrome? Children with Down syndrome typically have moderate to severe speech and language delays.  As a result, they will learn to speak at a slower rate than their same [...]

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