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Why Postural Control is Important?

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Have you noticed that some children tend to slouch in their chairs and easily fatigue while doing activities seated at a desk? If so, you are likely looking at a child who has poor core strength, which affects his/her ability to maintain postural control. Postural control refers to a child’s ability to assume and maintain

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Bath Time Fun!

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Summer is a great time to work on gross motor skills as kids take advantage of the warm weather and run, swim, ride their bikes, and climb on the playground outside.  Very often, kids are very busy actively engaging in various activities throughout the day that build their core and upper body strength. However, it

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Teach Your Child to Ride a Bike Without Training Wheels!

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  How do you teach your child to ride a two-wheeler bike? Transitioning from training wheels to a two-wheeler bike is a milestone that both you and your child will always remember. The look on a child’s face when he or she finally gets across the park, without falling, is priceless! So, how do you

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Speech and Language Development – Part II

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As discussed in our previous blog, Activities to Encourage Speech and Language Development the groundwork for speech and language development should begin as soon as a child is born. From this time until the baby is two years old he or she needs to hear words clearly, with syllables broken down. Lots of reinforcement and

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Activities to Encourage Speech and Language Development

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  Speech and language development begins months before a child’s first words. As soon as a baby is born, he or she begins to develop the groundwork needed to produce speech. There are many activities parents and children can do together that can foster speech and language development. Be sure to stimulate your child by conducting

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OT Developmental Milestones of Children 2-5 Years Old

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In a previous post, Children Achieving Success: a look into pediatric occupational therapy, we mentioned the importance of understanding the developmental milestones that children should reach at any given age. With this knowledge a parent or teacher can ensure that each child is reaching these goals, and if not they will know to reach out

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