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Developmental Milestones

  What are Developmental Milestones? During the first year of life, your baby changes in many ways. Not only is your baby growing at a rapid rate, but she is also learning valuable skills that will shape her life. Oftentimes, we categorize developmental milestones into four or more different categories, including: motor, sensory, communication, and […]

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Competitive Dance and your child – Part 1

Dance is a great activity for your child, as it promotes strength, balance, coordination, and discipline. However, as with many great things, there is a point where too much of a good thing can lead to injury. It is important to be aware of the most common dance injuries and how to avoid them. Overuse […]

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Pediatric Orthotics

What Is an Orthosis? An orthosis (singular), or orthoses (plural), are external devices with controlling forces to improve body alignment, improve function, immobilize an injured area, prevent or improve a deformity, protect a joint or limb, limit or reduce pain, and/or provide feedback. Orthoses are named for the part of the body they cover. Orthoses […]

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Patellofemoral pain

Patellofemoral pain (PFP) can be defined by the presence of pain in the retropatellar (behind the knee cap), and peripatellar (around the knee cap). It is multi factorial, and one of the most common lower extremity conditions seen in orthopedic practice. One, or both knees may be affected. When one knee is affected, this may […]

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Happy Spring!

Spring is a season of sunshine, cleaning and new life! It’s also a fun season to add some fresh new ideas to helping your child develop speech and language skills! In the next few blog posts, we’ll discover some fun and easy ways to talk about spring with your kids in a way to help […]

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Low Tone

As parents, sometimes you may have heard your therapist throw around the term “low tone.” Low tone means there is not enough tension in the muscle when it is at rest. The muscle may actually feel floppy or slightly mushy. To explain what happens when you have low tone, think of reaching for a coffee […]

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Why are Categories Important?

Each one of us categorizes information in our minds, whether we realize it or not! Our minds are designed to store information in an organized, efficient way to allow us to access it quickly and easily. A lot of times, when children have language impairments, they also struggle to categorize and organized new vocabulary and […]

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The importance teaching a child how to put on and take of socks

As a parent, we want the best for our children and we try to teach them to be as independent as possible to be successful in life. Learning the skill, of putting on and taking off shoes and socks, is one of the first dressing skills to develop to become independent in dressing. Typically, children will […]

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What Is Pragmatic Language?

Most people have heard of a speech pathologist helping a child work on correcting a lisp or improving their Rs, but did you know that speech pathologists can help children (and adults) improve their social language skills (or pragmatics). According to the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), pragmatic language involves three major communication skills: […]

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Is My Child Stuttering?

When children are between the ages of 2 and 5, parents often notice periods of speech that makes them ask, “Is my child stuttering?” It’s important to know the difference between “normal disfluencies” and true stuttering behaviors. Below are some differentiations between the two that may help you decide whether or not seeking a speech […]

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