Fitness With a Side of Dysfunction?
Wow! A lot has changed since I first started writing this article about fitness. COVID 19 is changing all of our lives. People are working from home. Schools are closed. We are all trying to maintain our social distance. We talk a lot about taking care of our kids in this newsletter. But, we also need to make sure we …Read More >
Social Emotional Regulation and Learning
Many people may not know that occupational therapists have fairly extensive backgrounds and training in addressing social-emotional regulation and learning. Therefore, we implement many of the techniques you have likely seen on Pinterest or from your school counselor. During this time, I am happy to share with you my top techniques that I am found doing daily with kids in …Read More >
Picky Eater or Problem Feeder?
Does your child have problems eating? Is mealtime stressful? Do you know if they are a picky eater or a problem feeder? Pediatric therapists get this question often and, as a result, have tried to come up with an answer. The consensus after lots of classes, trainings, research, and conversations with families and other health care professionals, is that a …Read More >
Birth to Five Language for Real Life
Parenthood can be hard, and toddlers can make it even trickier. It’s not always easy to sit down and have structured time to expose kids to vocabulary and educational concepts, particularly in those early years. The good news is, there is an easier way! As speech therapists, part of our job is to teach parents how to incorporate critical language …Read More >
Play: Our New Year’s Challenge
Parents: Participate in floor play time for 15-30 minutes a day with each child. Just like that, another year has gone by. Our challenge to you in 2020 is to get down on the floor and play with your child for 15 minutes of uninterrupted, technology free, one on one time, every day. Life gets busy, we know it, but …Read More >
Gift Ideas that Support Development
Whether it’s the upcoming holidays, a birthday, or your child just needs something new to hold their attention, choosing toys that promote learning are a great way to help your child build skills through play. Try to stay away from toys that light up and make a lot of noise. And remember, kids need a model to learn, so make …Read More >
Pumpkin Sheet Cake Recipe
Makes 36 Servings For the Cake: 2 Cups Sugar 1 Cup Vegetable Oil 2 Cups Solid Pack Pumpkin 4 Extra Large Eggs 2 Cups All Purpose Flour 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda ½ Teaspoon Salt 2 ½ Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger 1 Teaspoon Ground Cloves 1 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg For the Cream Cheese Frosting: …Read More >
Physical Therapy is the #1 Treatment for Torticollis
Torticollis is a relatively common condition that babies can develop in utero or after birth. While there are alternative treatment options that some families choose to participate in, physical therapy is the preferred treatment intervention for torticollis. 7/10 of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the United States specifically recommend physical therapy for the treatment of torticollis. None of the …Read More >