1. Gluten Sensitivity

    September 30, 2014

    Nothing says comfort like a big plate of pasta or some warm bread before your meal.  For those of us that suffer from gluten sensitivity, bread and pasta made with wheat can wreck havoc on our emotional well being and health.  So you ask, what is gluten anyway?  Isn’t this gluten-free diet the latest craze […]

  2. Duped by Dairy

    September 26, 2014

    Ahhh dairy, “it does a body good” right?  Maybe if you’re a calf!  I’m a “why” person, always have been.  My parents didn’t much care for it when I was growing up, nor did my teachers when I was in college.  I will tell you however, it has served me well as a mom and […]

  3. What your child can’t tell you – Reflux.

    September 23, 2014

    This is the first segment in a series about how our environment and food is contributing to the massive increase in childhood diseases and disorders.  Before I start, I feel I should give you a little background about how I came to research the impact the environment and food have on our everyday functioning.  Not […]

  4. Child Development: When in doubt, check it out!

    September 19, 2014

    I wrote this blog some time ago.  I’ve decided to re-post this blog for a variety of reasons.  One of those reasons is that over the past several weeks we have had a surge of parents/grandparents walking in off the street revealing concerns they have for their child.  I’ll be honest, a few of these […]

  5. Clinic Based Therapy

    September 16, 2014

    Many of our clients started with home based services prior to the age of 3.  Home based therapy has it’s benefits.  As a matter-of-fact, that’s how Helping Hands was started.  However, while addressing the needs of the clients, I realized many areas of treatment that just couldn’t be carried out in the home setting.  I […]

  6. Group Therapy – How we do it right!

    September 11, 2014

    For several years we moved away from group therapy in an effort to focus on our individual therapy.  This past summer we reinstated our groups, as our local school districts cut back on their offerings of extended school year (summer school).  Our concern was that our current kiddos would miss the consistency and routine that […]

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