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Fine Motor Caterpillar Craft

Here’s a quick, easy, and cute craft to help your preschooler develop his or her fine motor and bilateral coordination skills! Here’s what you’ll need: Popsicle stick 3-4 pipe cleaners (different colors) A button with 4 holes Double sided tape or adhesive putty Scissors Steps: Make the body. First, wind each pipe cleaner around the … Continue reading “Fine Motor Caterpillar Craft”

Therapy at Home with your Children

There are many great ways to incorporate therapy into your daily routine at home to reinforce what your child is working on in therapy every week. Below are a few ideas:   Communication – As silly as it may sound, narrate your child’s day. For example, “let’s put on your shoes,” “We’re buttoning your buttons,” … Continue reading “Therapy at Home with your Children”

Typical Gross Motor Development: 1 – 7 Years

Have you ever wondered if your child is “on track” for hitting developmental milestones such as running, jumping, and skipping? Although every child is different, there is a general timeline for typical development across childhood. This is Part 2 to a previous blog post about typical gross motor development in infancy. Expected Skills and Activities: … Continue reading “Typical Gross Motor Development: 1 – 7 Years”

Stress

Stress is a powerful thing. We all experience stress; whether it is eustress (i.e., good stress) such as getting married or expecting a baby or distress (i.e., bad stress) such as a death in the family or getting fired. Stress is a part of daily life, but how we handle/manage stress may be more important. … Continue reading “Stress”

What is ABA?

Applied Behavior Analysis or ABA therapy is one of the most popular interventions for children with Autism and related disorders. There have been some misconceptions about the practice.   Many people see ABA as a small set of practices instead of the wide range of lifestyles changes that can improve an individual’s behavior and life. “Applied … Continue reading “What is ABA?”

How Much Tummy Time does my child need?

Tummy Time is a very important activity for infants, and needs to be a part of your baby’s daily routine. Infants spend so much time in a “flexed” position where the head and arms/legs are flexed into the torso while they are constantly being held. Since the “Back to Sleep” campaign babies have been sleeping … Continue reading “How Much Tummy Time does my child need?”

Tips for Promoting Language Growth at Home

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Typical Gross Motor Development: 0-12 months

Have you ever wondered if your child is “on track” for hitting developmental milestones such as sitting, crawling, or walking? Although every child is different, there is a general timeline for typical development across infancy and childhood.   Expected Skills and Activities: 0 – 1 months: newborn prefers a position of “physiologic flexion” with the … Continue reading “Typical Gross Motor Development: 0-12 months”