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  • Pediatric Therapy to Prevent Muscular Dystrophy

    For a parent, the only thing worse than facing a chronic health issue is seeing your child have to face one. Muscular dystrophy is a scary diagnosis; one that is typically filled with a lot of questions and uncertainty about the future. When faced with a chronic diagnosis like this, it is common to want […]

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  • 3 Reasons Why it’s Important to Play Outside with Your Child

    Playing outside with your child offers them some developmental challenges that many kids are lacking today. It’s not simply a cliché to think that children benefit from playing outdoors. There’s a growing body of scientific research that has found some incredible advantages for a child’s development if you engage them in outdoor activities. As your […]

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  • How Speech Therapy Can Help Your Child with a Speech Disorder

    Working with a speech therapist is very similar to working with a physical therapist, at least as far as the routine goes. The person receiving the therapy will have regular appointments with their speech therapist to monitor and track their progress and will be given easy exercises to work on at home to make additional […]

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  • Getting Help for Gross Motor Concerns

    Growing up is hard work. Children are born into the world with barely any skills to their name. With their first breath they develop the ability to cry out for help, and quickly develop the skills necessary to drink milk and seek support from Mom and Dad. As things get moving, however, the skills start […]

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  • The Role of Proper Nutrition in an ADHD Child

    It is estimated that Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects three to five percent of all preschool and school-aged children. Yet the role nutrition plays in managing a child’s ADHD symptoms is not as cut and dry as you might think. Even more surprising is the role physical therapy plays in ways children with ADHD perform […]

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  • Tips for Preventing Play and Sports Injuries

    As proud as you are of your child’s bravery on the playground or playing field, a part of you still frets over the potential for injury. It’s only natural to be concerned about sprains, strains, accident injuries, and overuse injuries in active kids. The good news is that neither you nor your child is completely […]

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  • 6 Benefits of Chores for Your Special Needs Child

    Giving your special needs child some chores to do around the house can be beneficial not only for you as a parent (saving you time), but also for your child. Your physical therapist may even recommend some chores that will help to develop fine motor skills in your child. If you need some additional tips […]

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  • Tips For Helping Your Autistic Child Transition Back Into School

    Nudging a child with autism back to school after a summer break may seem akin to finding the elusive Wizard of Oz at the end of the Yellow Brick Road. It’s a journey often fraught with tension and tears. You have likely traversed a lengthy path of evaluations to reach this point; you’ve dotted your […]

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  • Does My Child Need Speech Therapy?

    Being able to effectively communicate is crucial for people of all ages. It is especially important while a child is still growing and developing. There are several signs you should be aware of that may indicate your child needs speech therapy. Is Your Child Difficult to Understand? This is often the first sign that a […]

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  • How to Help Your Child Cope with a Traumatic Event

    Traumatic incidents can happen to anyone. A child, however, lacks the coping skills that adults have and are particularly vulnerable to traumatic events. You may feel powerless when your child goes through a traumatic event such as a death in the family or a violent attack. A child may often feel confused and overwhelmed when […]

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