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Helping Your Toddler With Speech Delays

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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 and learn and use new words!

But what if your child’s speech isn’t developing as expected? What if she or he is not pronouncing words correctly—or not even using them at all?  Maximizing your child’s speech and language development sometimes requires professional help. But there are many things you can do on your own to support your toddler. Keep reading to learn how!

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Swimming with Special Needs: A Summer Guide for Parents

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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 swimming devices, good preparation can make your day at the local swimming pool go a lot more smoothly.

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4 Key Social Skills for Children With Autism

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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 to a child who is struggling with their peers because they don’t have the conflict resolution or emotional capabilities of their peers. Autism and social interaction problems frequently a combination and a therapist trained in social skill interventions for autism can help your child grow in their abilities. Here, we will review four key social skills for children with autism. 

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Everything You Need to Know About Sensory Gyms for Children’s Physical Therapy

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If you are told your child needs a sensory gym for autism, you may need some context. Sensory gyms can help kids who are on the autism spectrum, because playing on the equipment improves body awareness. While a trampoline is fun for a child, it is also teaching balance and improving strength.

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How to Work on Tactile Defensiveness in Children with SPD

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When your child shows tactile defensiveness symptoms, you may notice that they struggle to eat certain foods or refuse to wear clothing made of a particular fabric. You may become frustrated with your child who has sensory processing disorder, as trying to get them comfortable can be overwhelming. If your child has intense reactions to textures and struggles to find foods that they can tolerate, it’s time to see how treatment can help.

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Apraxia and Autism: Childhood Apraxia of Speech Symptoms

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Although apraxia and autism have some similar characteristics, they are two separate diagnoses that your child should be screened for. The two go together often, so it can be difficult to tease out the characteristics of childhood apraxia of speech over what is caused by autism. Speech therapy for children with apraxia is beneficial and can help your child better manage their symptoms. At Infinite Therapy Solutions, we work with children of all ages who struggle with apraxia of speech symptoms and need speech therapy services.

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Pediatric Vestibular Disorders: Symptoms and Treatment

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If you notice that your child has poor balance, gaze instability or complains of dizziness, it is time for a pediatric vestibular assessment. The vestibular system is responsible for balance and coordination. Your vestibular system processes movement. When functioning correctly, you aren’t dizzy and can move around with ease. Vestibular dysfunction symptoms include vision changes, hearing disturbances, imbalance, dizziness, and vertigo.

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Occupational Therapy for Children with ADHD/Learning Disorders

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When your child is diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a therapy assessment can provide you with exercises and activities to improve attention that you are looking for. An occupational therapist will use ADHD occupational therapy tools to teach your child the skills they need to succeed. If your child struggles with daily activities and organizational skills or is unable to sit still in class, an occupational therapist can help.

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Hypotonia in Children: This is What You Need to Know About Low Muscle Tone

Hypotonia in Children: This is What You Need to Know About Low Muscle Tone

Hypotonia is a decrease in muscle tone that can manifest in a variety of ways. Children who struggle to hold up their head, have language issues, or don’t have good motor control can be diagnosed with hypotonia which may be the culprit of all the issues present. When your child is diagnosed with hypotonia, a therapist can help.
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Autism Facts for Autism Awareness Month

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April is World Autism Month—Celebrate With Us By Learning Autism Spectrum Disorder Facts and Statistics

April is World Autism Awareness Month, and at Infinite Therapy Solutions, our multidisciplinary team is doing our part to spread the news! Every year at our clinics, we have the pleasure of working with hundreds of children and teens living with autism. These individuals are right here, living in and around the Hudson County community—and perhaps are even a part of your own family. It’s our mission to support individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We truly believe that with the right interventions and services, people with autism can engage meaningfully in the world and lead lives that are as healthy, productive, and fulfilling as possible.

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