Healthy tips blog

  • Posture Tips for Moms

    Lifting and carrying a child, picking up toys off of the floor, and pushing a stroller are normal daily tasks for mothers. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) offers tips to help moms and other caregivers accomplish these daily feats without aches and pains. Physical therapists are experts in movement and function, especially when movement involves a change […]

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  • Will Your Late Talker Get Better as They Grow?

    A child first learns language and then uses that language as a stepping-stone to learn more skills and to achieve milestones. Children with persistent language delays are at a greater risk for developing reading and writing difficulties. Early identification and early intervention are critical to eliminating or reducing potential problems. 20-30% of children with delayed language problems DO […]

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  • Helping Your Child Walk Better

    There is one thing all children love to do, run their hearts out! However, for some children this can a difficult task. Whether it is recovering after an injury, a developmental deformity or difficulty with balance, walking may become a monumental event. However, with some help your child can make great progress in walking and running. Tips for helping […]

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  • Is Your Child Progressing as Fast as You Think They Should?

    While every child is unique and develops at a different rate through the stages of life, there are key milestones that can determine if your child is progressing in their physical, mental and emotional development. Here are common physical milestones your child should be progressing through: By 3 months does my child: When on back, attempt to reach […]

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  • How is Your Child’s Fine Motor Skills Developing?

    Fine motor skill is the coordination of small muscle movements, which occur in body parts such as the fingers, usually in coordination with the eyes. With motor skills of hands and fingers, the term dexterity is commonly used. Humans have a high level of manual dexterity that develops as we grow through the development and use of the […]

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  • How pediatric occupational therapy can benefit children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    The American Occupational Therapy Association defines Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) as, “a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.” There are three types of disorders typically included within the Autism spectrum: Autistic Disorder (also called “classic” autism): This is what most people think of when hearing the word “autism.” People with autistic […]

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  • Preventing play and sports injuries in children

    Sports and play are a big part of growing up. Injuries do occur from time to time and are often par for the course. However, a little preparation can make a big difference in minimizing injuries and the extent of them. Here are some suggestions: Make sure the coach is aware of your child’s abilities. […]

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  • Holiday ornaments to make with your children

    The holidays are a great time of year to do special, seasonal activities with your child. By engaging them in the season’s preparations, you help them feel involved in the events and create lasting memories of holiday fun with the family! Salt dough ornaments a great, easy and lasting holiday craft that utilizes fine motor […]

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  • Travel tips for families with special needs children

    As the holidays fast approach, there is often the need to travel to see family and friends. For a family with special needs children, this can be quite a stressful event for the family and the children. However, with some planning, the stress can be greatly reduced and the focus put on enjoying the time […]

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  • Helping Your Child Pronounce the ‘r’ sound.

    Difficulty with pronouncing words can have an impact on the communication of a child with his or her peers. This can affect self-esteem and social interactions. In speaking, children often have difficulty pronouncing the “r” sound in words such as rabbit. Say the word rabbit and you will notice what your lips, tongue and pharynx […]

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