Scientific research has demonstrated that boys have, in fact, been shown to produce their first words and sentences later than girls. Of course, this is not always the case. It must be noted, however, that these differences in language acquisition between the two genders does not span farther than a matter of months. Both boys … Continue reading Do Boys Start Talking Later Than Girls?
Written by: Marissa Maddalena, OTD, OTR/L
As this summer is coming to an end, it’s time to start preparing for your child’s return (or first start) to school. This can be such an exciting time for children, and the new school year brings many opportunities for learning, growth and fun! With all of this change and “new-ness,” transitioning into the new … Continue reading Transitioning Back to School
What is W sitting? When a child sits with their bottom on the ground, both hips and knees are bent and turned inward. The inside of both legs are touching the sitting surface. It is common for many children to briefly use this position or move in/out of this position while playing and exploring. Why Do … Continue reading W-Sitting– What is it and how do you fix it?
This article will discuss the difference between having flat feet and having pronated feet, when it is typical and when it is problematic as well as what you should do next. Flat feet is a common term used by adults to describe feet which do not have medial arches. While pronation is similar, it specifically … Continue reading Flat Feet Vs. Pronation: Which Does My Child Have & When Is It A Problem?￼
For many people, Thanksgiving is a day for gathering with loved ones, thinking about all we have to be grateful for, and also eating lots of yummy food. But for parents of picky eaters, the thought of presenting a bunch of new and unusual foods to your picky child may put a damper on your … Continue reading Tips For Picky Eaters Around Thanksgiving
Children tend to write, work, and play on horizontal surfaces like the table or floor but shifting activities to a vertical surface is a simple way to improve their strength, posture, and motor development. A vertical surface could be the wall, a mirror, windows, doors, the refrigerator, an easel, a fence, or more. This simple … Continue reading The Value of Playing on Vertical Surfaces
Due to recent closures caused by the COVID-19 virus, our clinic has decided to continue to support families in what we feel is the most socially responsible way, via Tele Therapy. What is Tele Therapy? Tele-therapy is often used to provide therapeutic services through a virtual medium. There are a multitude of different delivery methods such … Continue reading What Is Tele Therapy?
Circle time can be extremely challenging for some children as they are expected to sit for long durations of time, maintain attention, participate with their peers, keep their hands to themselves, and transition with ease from activities, their families, or the playground with ease. In order to help with circle time success, it is important … Continue reading Tips for Circle Time Success
Did you know that it takes 34 muscles to move our fingers and thumb? 17 are located in the palm of our hand and 18 are located in our forearms. The strength of all of these muscles are key component to participating in our everyday lives. It is nearly impossible to count the number of … Continue reading The Importance of Hand strength for Fine Motor Success