What is ABA Therapy for Children?

Learning your child has Autism Spectrum Disorder can be a challenging and stressful moment. Parents often fear their child will fall further and further behind their peers in social, cognitive, language, academic, and other skills. Making matters more...

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Finding Out If Your Child Needs Occupational Therapy And How It Can Help

Buttoning a jacket, tying a shoe, tolerating noisy crowds – it is easy to take these skills for granted. But for many children, learning these tasks is challenging. Occupational therapists specialize in helping children with and without...

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Children and Eating: Common Misconceptions

Like many adults, children have an internal list of foods they refuse to eat. This can be challenging as many parents struggle with their children's eating habits. Parents worry if their children are eating enough and/or are concerned they...

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How ABA Therapy Can Help Non Verbal Children Speak?

Children with autism and other spectrum disorders often find it difficult to communicate. Parents of non-verbal children often see them become more and more isolated because they don't know how to effectively express their needs or wants. There...

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

 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...

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Tactile Defensiveness in Children with SPD

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...

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Apraxia and Autism: Childhood Apraxia of Speech Symptoms

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...

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Pediatric Vestibular Disorders

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....

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Occupational Therapy for Children with ADHD/Learning Disorders

 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...

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Hypotonia in Children: What 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...

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