What contributes to Speech Delays??

WHAT CONTRIBUTES TO SPEECH DELAYS?? I have noticed that most of the children I work with are extremely entertained with handheld screens and devices.  As the numbers of smartphones, tablets, electronic games, and other handheld screens in homes continue to grow, the more I’ve noticed increased screen time for infants before they even begin to … Continue reading “What contributes to Speech Delays??”

Managing Your Child’s Anxiety

Hi I’m Dr. Kathryn Rossbach,  Clinical Psychologist at Children’s Therapy Works I hope you find this information both informative and helpful     Managing Your Child’s Anxiety It seems that anxiety is becoming more common every day and occurring in younger and younger children. Anxiety can happen for many reasons. Your child may be anxious … Continue reading “Managing Your Child’s Anxiety”

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”

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”

Sensory Movement Exercises for Attention

Gearing up for school, many parents may be concerned with their child’s attention while in school, doing homework, or when participating in listening activities like conversations or reading. Ineffective executive functioning skills, learning disabilities, distractibility, an overload of visual or auditory stimuli, poor working memory, poor core body strength, and even temperament can contribute to … Continue reading “Sensory Movement Exercises for Attention”

The Importance of Reading With Your Child

Reading can be an enjoyable and relaxing activity!  However, it is also an activity that teaches. There are numerous benefits to reading with your child.  When your child is young, your child is subconsciously absorbing information that: Reinforces basic sounds that form language Teaches enunciation skills Helps with learning word and sentence structure Assists with … Continue reading “The Importance of Reading With Your Child”