For Parents and Educators

The Role of a Pediatric Physical Therapist

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What do Physical Therapists do?   Physical therapists (PT’s) are the movement experts.  PT’s work with individuals of all ages to assist them with their mobility: enabling them to move through their environment with the most independence as possible.   PT’s treat individuals after surgery or after an injury to help improve their mobility through

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Developmental Milestones

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Sensory or Behavior? Observing age-appropriate typical behaviors

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Previously in our discussion examining sensory vs. behavior, we defined sensory processing disorder. Now we look at the flip side: the behavior piece. And again, let’s get our facts straight. According to Sherry Mulligan’s “Occupational Therapy Evaluation for Children: A Pocket Guide” these are the descriptions of typical behavior patterns from ages 1-12.    

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How to teach your child to categorize

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Is your child confusing fruits and vegetables? Is your 3 year old struggling to identify different body parts or where his shoes belong? As children’s vocabulary advances, they learn to separate into categories the things they are seeing and interacting with. As adults, we do this without even realizing it; you can come across something

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Calm a child’s senses for a good night of sleep

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A good night’s sleep allows our minds and bodies to get the necessary rest it needs to wake up rejuvenated and ready to begin a new day. As parents, we want nothing more than for our children to get a good night’s sleep so they can wake up in the morning ready to attack the

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Visual Perception… There’s an App for That!

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As technology increasingly becomes ever-present in children’s day-to-day lives, it’s important to learn ways to harness the good it has to offer. As a child-development specialist, I often encourage continued engagement in physical activity to promote development of fine and gross motor skills, social interaction, and overall health and well-being. Yet, it is important to

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