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Picky Eater vs. Problem Feeders

Lots of kids are picky eaters.  They may not eat their vegetables, or they may prefer only a few of the same kinds of foods.  Children may even turn this into an uncomfortable power struggle at mealtime. Some kids, however, can have a more difficult time with more extensive symptoms.  They may have difficulty with […]

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Reading to Infants and Toddlers

Lulu, a certified speech therapist, talks about the importance of reading to young children and how it affects their development. She provides examples of age-appropriate books and tells you what responses you can expect from your child.

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How Should You Respond If Your Child is Stuttering?

This is a question many parents have pondered and wrestled with once they come to the full realization that their child is beginning to stutter.  First, what you don’t need to do is panic.  Do not, please do not tell your child to take a breath or slow down.  98% of my clients tell me […]

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Early Language Activities at Home

As parents, you have the greatest impact on your child’s speech and language development.   I would like to address three of my favorite daily routines for targeting language goals within the home environment.  We will talk about how to target specific vocabulary during bath time, mealtime, and bedtime. Let’s start by talking about bath time.  […]

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Sensory Processing Disorders: Tips for the “Out of Sync” Child

Many children with sensory processing issues can become frustrated and overwhelmed in environments that are over stimulating.  Over stimulating environments may include the grocery store, classroom environment, or crowded areas.  For many children, additional proprioceptive input is helpful in calming the child and helping the child to feel more grounded within their body. Proprioception refers […]

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Child’s “Play” : What You Need to Know

“Play” is a child’s work.  Development of play skills is an essential component of early child development.  Play acts as a window which allows us to examine all aspects of a child’s development including their physical, cognitive, speech and language and social-emotional functioning.  It is through play that children learn about objects, people and the […]

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Buttoning Skills

Occupational Therapist discusses tips and tricks for helping your child learn to button buttons while building finger strength and coordination.

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The Orton-Gillingham Approach to Reading Instruction

Does your child struggle to read?  Does he confuse letters and sounds or seem to know them one day and forget them the next?  While learning to read and write comes naturally to many children, some need specific, direct instruction in order to gain these skills.  This instruction can be provided as a supplement to […]

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