New CDC Milestones as Seen from a Speech Therapist’s Perspective

With the recent release of the CDC’s new developmental milestones, there has been a lot of buzz about how to interpret and use these new recommendations. As parents and practitioners, our ultimate goal is to do what is best for our children, but sometimes it is hard to know exactly what that is when information […]

Sensory strategies for Halloween & Beyond:

‘Tis the season for Fall festivals, class parties, fun costumes and trick or treating with friends and family! The air is filled with excited chatter and yummy smells. Streets are lined with lights, pumpkins, and friendly or spooky sights! It is a fun time of year for families, but the Fall/Halloween season can also bring its fair share of hurdles: […]

Flex Your Flexibility -Anne Abernathy, MS, OTR/L

We’ve all heard of “going with the flow” and said to ourselves “I can be flexible”. But sometimes it’s easier said than done. Having flexible thinking means having the ability to change plans at the last minute or enter a situation without expectation and be okay with whatever the outcome may be. I don’t know […]

Play Outside!

Did you know playing and spending time outdoors has many benefits for children? Outdoor play is a multi-sensory experience. Playing in the backyard, at the park, or on the playground provides input to all of the senses in our body such as aromas from plants, the sight of nature, and feeling unique textures, just to […]