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115 Best Resources for Parents of Children with Special Needs

  Being a parent of a child with special needs is a rewarding adventure, but brings a whole new aspect to the parenting learning curve. You may feel alone and overwhelmed with questions about what’s best for your child and are unsure about where to turn. To ease...

Toys…tools for therapy…or both?

Toys…tools for therapy…or both? To the naked eye, toys are toys. Take a look at the shelf in our therapy rooms at Total Pediatrics and you’ll wonder how, exactly, so many “toys” are used for “therapy”. Consider the dozens of aisles at your local big box store are...

Developmental Delay

Developmental Delay Developmental milestones are defined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as “skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye-bye”. The CDC adds that children achieve these milestones as they play, learn,...

“Get Yourself Dressed!”

%22Get Yourself Dressed!%22 How often have we frantically shouted those words to our children as we rush to get out the door in the morning? What seems to the parent to be a simple instruction to put on your clothes may seem to the child like an instruction manual...

Sensory Processing…Huh?

Sensory Processing...Huh? “Sensory Processing” is a popular term with a mysterious definition. We have had children run up to us and exclaim “I’m here to work on my sensory!”  I always enjoy asking those children where, exactly, their “sensory” is. It’s a (really...

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Pediatric Therapy

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Pediatric Therapy A multidisciplinary team consists of several healthcare professionals from differing disciplines working together to provide the highest quality of care for their patients. In a 2009 study, healthcare professionals in...

Handwriting

Is your child nearing the start of his or her first year of school? If so, you’ve likely pondered whether your child is actually ready for school. What emotions will they feel? What emotions will I feel? Will they be able to stay focused long enough? Can they write their name?

Can’t Sit Still?

Can't Sit Still? Children shouldn’t sit still. It’s part of their development. With increasing regulations in school systems and social norms requiring three-year-olds to present themselves as young adults, maladaptive behaviors are increasing while grades in school...

Picky Eaters

Picky Eaters Are you the parent of a picky eater? Does your child consume more than 10 different foods, including fruits, vegetables, and proteins? Did you know that a qualified pediatric therapy team can address picky eating even in typically developing children?...