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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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Heavy Work Activities for Children in the Home – Proprioceptive System

Our body has an internal sense known as proprioception, which is basically our sense of body awareness. Our body senses proprioception through messages sent to the brain from sensory receptors in our muscles and joints. These sensations from the muscles and joints tell us how our bodies are moving, what each body part is doing […]

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Bal-A-Vis-X

As occupational, physical, and speech and language therapists we see a number of children who display difficulties with balance, auditory, and vision. One program which will target all of these areas is called Bal-A-Vis-X (balance/auditory/vision exercises). The program focuses on rhythm  and requires full body coordination and focused attention. With over 200 exercises, the program […]

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Congenital Muscular Torticollis Part 2: Physical Therapy Treatment

If your child has been diagnosed with torticollis or neck tightness, their pediatrician will likely refer them to a pediatric physical therapist for treatment. In general, PT treatment for torticollis consists of a frequency of 1 time per week, lasting 3-6 months. Infants who start therapy at a younger age tend to progress faster and […]

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