What Age Should You Start Your Child’s Speech Therapy?

As children age, we watch what they eat, how they play, and we evaluate how quickly they pick up activities and milestones for development. It makes sense to celebrate our child's accomplishments, but when we perceive a delay, it can fill us with...

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How to Tell if Your Child is a Late Talker

Every parent worries where their child falls along the line of typical development. We want what's best for our kids, and we get concerned if it seems like they're not where they are supposed to be. However, all children develop at different...

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How Yoga Helps Children with Special Needs

Children with special needs often receive care from an entire team of therapists and physicians, and many occupational therapists are beginning to incorporate yoga into their therapy sessions. While traditional therapies may address particular issues,...

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Why Is My Child Not Speaking? How To Know If Your Child May Need Speech Therapy

Why is My Child Not Speaking? How to Know if Speech Therapy is Needed"   You just can’t wait to hear your child’s first words, so when those first words are slow to come it can be both disappointing and worrisome....

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4 Key Social Skills for Children With Autism

Teaching social skills to an autistic child means first identifying where the child is falling behind on social skill development. With a list of social skills for autism, it becomes possible to provide social skills therapy activities and social...

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Swimming with Special Needs: A Summer Guide for Parents

 Swimming with a child who has special needs may require some additional equipment to ensure the safety of your child and the safety of others in the swimming pool. Whether your child requires special needs swimming diapers, or special needs...

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Helping Your Toddler With Speech Delays

 The moment a child is born, he or she will begin to communicate with the outside world spending a considerable amount of energy advancing their communication skills. It truly is amazing to watch a child hone their ability to express themselves...

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Autism Transition Planning and Your Child

 When your child is diagnosed with autism, learning autism transition strategies can make going back to school easier. ABA therapy for autism is designed to help your child make progress on treatment goals and maintain the skills they have...

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How Weighted Blankets Can Benefit Children with Autism

 Weighted blankets for autism have become a popular tool for parents trying to help their child with autism feel calmer. Weighted blankets provide deep touch pressure, which has been effective at helping children who have anxiety and autism calm...

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3 Ways Occupational Therapy Can Help Your Child’s Motor Skills

 If you are asking yourself why would a child need occupational therapy, it's time to consider what an occupational therapist does. Your child may be struggling to meet development milestones. When your child has poor fine motor skills, an...

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