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  1. New Owners’ Welcome Letter

    April 13, 2018

     Dear Helping Hands Families,             I am so excited to announce that my husband, Craig, and I are the new owners of Helping Hands Children’s Therapy. We look forward to continuing to work with you and your children to provide them with the best therapy services in the area. When I came to Helping Hands […]

  2. A New Chapter

    April 6, 2018

    Dear friends and families, We never would have imagined the journey we were going to embark on in August of 2005! Helping Hands began as a calling, and it has grown into a remarkable practice offering individual and group therapies to children who need extra support. Over the years we have been truly blessed with […]

  3. Teletherapy

    February 25, 2018

    You’ve probably heard that we are offering Teletherapy, but you don’t know what it is or how it can benefit your child.  Telemedicine has actually been in existence for almost 50 years, but over the past 10 years it has really grown in popularity.  Most hospitals offer this type of service where you can “Skype” […]

  4. Establishing Healthy Sleep Habits

    February 12, 2018

    Sleep is essential for growth and development, as well as overall health. High quality sleep ensures that children are ready to play and participate in everyday activities at home and school. For some children, it can be difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep. Establishing a consistent and healthy bedtime routine will enable better quality […]

  5. Holiday Speech & Language Toy Guide (3-6 year-olds)

    December 5, 2017

    With the holidays quickly approaching, you might be in search of some family-friendly games that your child will love that will also double as enhancements to their speech and language skills. Below is a list of toys recommended by speech-language pathologists that you can use with your child to enhance their speech and language skills […]

  6. Holiday Speech & Language Toy Guide (Birth – 3 years)

    With the holidays quickly approaching, you might be in search of some family-friendly games that your child will love that will also double as enhancements to their speech and language skills. Below is a list of toys recommended by speech-language pathologists that you can use with your child to enhance their speech and language skills […]

  7. “Don’t put your elbows on the dinner table…”

    May 2, 2017

    Most of us grew up with our parents or grandparents reminding us to keep our elbows off of the dinner table. Although this was a lesson in manners, some children have a hard time refraining from leaning on the table due to difficulty holding themselves up against gravity. Does your child have a hard time […]

  8. Torticollis

    What is Torticollis? Torticollis is an abnormal position of the head and neck. Torticollis is typically caused by tightness or thickening of the sternocleidomastoid muscle on one side of the neck. This can be noticed by positioning of the baby’s head in a lateral flexion to one side/head tilt.     What are signs of […]

  9. Why wait?

    April 21, 2017

    Why wait? Trust your mommy gut! I have been an occupational therapist for 14 years. Before I had children I always wondered why parents waited to start therapy with their children. As a therapist, I cannot tell you how many times a parent has said to me- “I wish we hadn’t waited to start therapy”, […]

  10. Occupational Therapy

    April 2, 2017

    April is national occupational therapy awareness month!  Ten years ago, the majority of our referrals were from parents who had concerns with their child’s handwriting.  This rarely happens anymore.  Most of the parents that can come to us today have concerns about the following: Frequent tantrums/meltdowns Always on the go Has difficulty playing with peers […]

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