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  1. 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 […]

  2. Outside the Box

    February 2, 2015

    Does your child…..   Have difficulty falling or staying asleep? Have attention and/or focus issues? Resist new foods and/or have a limited diet? Experience frequent colds, congestion, or respiratory infections? Seem overly anxious? Worry excessively?   You’re not alone! Join us on February 28th as we discover some of the underlying reasons as to why […]

  3. How long should my child sit?

    January 14, 2015

    “How long should my child sit?”  is a question that is often asked by parents.  Definitely a valid question.  Unfortunately, there aren’t any clear cut expectations as to how long a child should sit.  Development occurs along a continuum.  Children are curious and need opportunities to explore and learn through trial and error.  I am […]

  4. Behavior – why won’t my child listen?

    November 4, 2014

    Why won’t my child listen?  I am probably asked this question several times a week.  Sometimes I ask myself this question about my own daughter.  It’s a loaded question.  To understand why your child is not listening, you first have to understand what behavior is and why/how it occurs.First and foremost, behavior is a form […]

  5. What’s happening to our children?

    October 24, 2014

    This is the final blog in our series, “What’s happening to our children?”, when 1 in 6 has a developmental disability.  I have currently covered some of the major areas (dairy, gluten, additives/preservatives, chemicals, and vaccines) that I have seen that impact our children’s ability to function as they should.  If you have a child, […]

  6. Vaccines – Your Choice

    October 21, 2014

    Vaccines are a hot topic of debate, especially in the Autism community.   I have encountered many families over the years that revealed to me that their child lost skills after vaccinations. Some of these children have diagnoses of Autism, Childhood Apraxia of Speech/Congenital Motor and Speech Apraxia, Epilepsy, and Sensory Processing Disorder.  This is part […]

  7. Dyspraxia – more than just motor.

    October 16, 2014

    Did you know every month there are days, weeks, sometimes even a whole month to raise awareness about certain diseases, disorders, and noteworthy causes that promote safety?  Well, on October 10th it is National Depression Screening Day, National Bipolar Awareness Day, and World Mental Health Day.  The whole month of October is geared to raise […]

  8. Could the chemicals you use in your home make you sick?

    October 15, 2014

    Part 5 in our series – What is happening to our children when 1 in 6 has a developmental disability. In a study conducted by the Environmental Working Group, Body Burden – 287 chemicals were found in the umbilical cord of 10 newborns.  This study has prompted attention to the chemicals used in consumer products. […]

  9. Additives, Preservatives, and Dyes – Oh My!

    October 3, 2014

    At this point, you are probably thinking I’ve lost it!  Or asking why I keep posting about food-related topics, when our focus is on children.  The answer is simple.  Something, or some things are contributing to the increased number of kids with developmental disabilities (CDC reports 1 in 6).  Fifteen years ago the majority of […]

  10. 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 […]

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