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”

Hello Spring

The happiest, brightest, most colorful and enjoyable season of the year.  Especially here in the “good ole south”J.  Everyone can get up, go outside and shake off the winter blues.  Spring is a wonderful time full of opportunities to promote ongoing speech and language growth in our children.  Activities targeting noun development, action verb engagement, … Continue reading “Hello Spring”

An Occupational Therapist Speaks

Is your child having difficulty with interacting with people or things in their environment? Although this may not seem like a big issue, it may inhibit your child’s ability to perform common age appropriate tasks. Imagine going to the movie theater and the surround sound is too much to bear. Imagine sitting in a classroom … Continue reading “An Occupational Therapist Speaks”

Physical Therapy Perspective

A child’s number one job is to play. Their ability to play with peers requires motor development, strength, balance, coordination, and endurance. Pediatric physical therapists at Children’s Therapy Works develop games and activities for children to encourage play and that work on each individual child’s needs. Climbing ladders to be ‘King of the World’ on … Continue reading “Physical Therapy Perspective”