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  1. 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” […]

  2. 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”, […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

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