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Transitioning Back to School

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Transitioning Back to School 9 Tips to Help Your Children Transition Back To School: 1. Talk to your child about what to expect in the upcoming school year (e.g., new school/teacher, school schedule, extracurricular activities). 2. Create a calendar or countdown to prepare your child for when the school year begins (e.g., calendar, paper-chain countdown).

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Back Pack Safety

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Back Pack Safety It’s time to start thinking about going back to school! This hand out provides tips and tricks for back pack safety in order to help prevent injury. Children who improperly wear back packs or carry too much weight in their back packs have an increased likely hood for back, neck, or shoulder

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Does My Baby Really Need to Crawl?

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Does My Baby Really Need to Crawl? Crawling on hands and knees is an extremely important developmental milestone that should not be skipped. Crawling is important for a baby’s cognitive development, social-emotional development, gross motor development, fine motor development, and speech-language development. Here is how:   Crawling uses core muscles and therefore helps to strengthen

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Think IN the Box

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Your child is back in the classroom, so now it’s time for you to think in the box. Yes, you read that correctly; we do not want you to think out of the box, we want you to think IN the box. That is, in the school box, of course! Shopping for supplies is always

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Why Postural Control is Important

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Have you ever seen those kids that cannot seem to sit upright? They tend to slouch in their chairs and easily fatigue while doing activities seated at a desk? You are looking at a child that has poor core strength, which affects his ability to maintain postural control. What is postural control? And why is

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Cerebral Palsy: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

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Cerebral Pasly What is cerebral palsy? Cerebral palsy is a neurologic condition that is diagnosed shortly after birth or within the first few years of life. Cerebral palsy affects the brain-body connection. In other words, the brain is not communicating effectively with the rest of the body. The name cerebral (brain) palsy (paralysis) explains what

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