1. 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 […]

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

    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 […]

  3. Torticollis

    May 2, 2017

    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 […]

  4. Outside Play!

    May 5, 2015

    After a long and cold winter, it’s nice when the weather finally starts to warm up.  Unfortunately, we don’t always know when it will warm up and we may not be prepared for talking our children outside.  The good news is, most children don’t need anything to enjoy some time outside.   Following are some […]

  5. Vision

    March 2, 2015

    Have you ever had your eyes dilated?  Were you exhausted after trying to focus?  Imagine if you had to work that hard every day to see.  Vision is one of the most overlooked areas of development.  Being able to see (eyesight) is different than vision.  Eyesight is something we are born with.  Eyesight allows us […]

  6. Low Tone

    February 23, 2015

    Hypotonia is a state of low muscle tone (the amount of tension or resistance to movement in a muscle), often involving reduced muscle strength.   Muscle tone refers to the muscles’ ability to sustain a contraction. Muscle strength refers to the muscles’ power.  Low muscle tone cannot be changed, but improving strength can compensate for […]

  7. Crawling

    February 16, 2015

    Crawling. Is it necessary?  I guess that depends on who you ask.  A few years ago, the American Medical Association was considering eliminating crawling as a developmental milestone.  Not sure whose idea that was, but it wasn’t a good one.  Every developmental milestone is important for the next milestone to develop.  They are the foundation […]

  8. Picky Eating

    February 2, 2015

    If you have ever had a picky eater you know how frustrating it can be!  For most of us, mealtimes are a time to share, relax, socialize, and enjoy each other.  When you have a child that is a picky eater, mealtime is a nightmare!  You literally will dance on your head, bribe, cajole, barter, […]

  9. Ball Skills

    So you think you have the next Major League Baseball player?  Maybe you do!  About 6 years a go I was working with this family, some weeks the mom would come in and other weeks the dad would come in.  These parents were really involved.  They asked a lot of great questions and were always […]

  10. Speech therapy and motor therapy, what’s the connection?

    January 21, 2015

    One of the main reasons parents come through our door is that they want their kids to talk. This is certainly a valid concern, as it is important for children to express their wants and needs.  Talking is not necessarily functional speech.  Functional speech is the ability to independently communicate meaningful information back and forth […]

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