All About Tummy Time

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All About Tummy Time What is tummy time? Tummy time involves any activity that avoids having your baby lay flat on their back and involves any time you play, position, or carry your baby while on their stomach. When can I start tummy time? Tummy time should be started immediately when you are settled back

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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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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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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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