Gift Ideas that Support Development
Whether it’s the upcoming holidays, a birthday, or your child just needs something new to hold their attention, choosing toys that promote learning are a great way to help your child build skills through play. Try to stay away from toys that light up and make a lot of noise. And remember, kids need a model to learn, so make …Read More >
Pumpkin Sheet Cake Recipe
Makes 36 Servings For the Cake: 4 Extra Large Eggs 1 Cup Vegetable Oil 2 Cups Sugar 2 Cups Solid Pack Pumpkin 2 Cups All Purpose Flour 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda ½ Teaspoon Salt 2 ½ Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger 1 Teaspoon Ground Cloves 1 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg For the Cream Cheese Frosting: …Read More >
Why Physical Therapy is the Preferred Treatment Intervention for Torticollis
Torticollis is a relatively common condition that babies can develop in utero or after birth. As a physical therapist at MOSAIC Rehabilitation, about 50% of my caseload is made up of kids that were initially referred to me for torticollis. While there are alternative treatment options that some families choose to participate in, physical therapy is the preferred treatment intervention …Read More >
Developmental Communication Milestone Series: 24 Months
At this age, toddlers are very interested in following directions and understanding words. They understand simple questions and provide simple one or two-word answers along with nodding head for yes or no. Toddlers are able to understand explanations of events that are taking place and understand when they are told something cannot happen until later in the day, or until …Read More >
Gross Motor Milestone Series: Kneeling
Kneeling is a skill that kids use in many ways. It is a position that can be used for playing or as a transitional movement to get from one position to another, such as moving from the floor to standing. There are also a few different variations of kneeling, including short kneeling, tall kneeling, and half kneeling. Kneeling is the …Read More >
What Is 24/7 Postural Care and How Could It Help You?
Daytime and nighttime positioning are an integral part of daily life, yet are very often overlooked and not fully understood. For several individuals, however, body changes due to positioning and gravity are more immediate and more debilitating. Persons who have limited mobility and/or are less able to change positions independently will develop distortions over time which can lead to social, …Read More >
Developmental Communication Milestone Series: 18 Months
At 18 months of age, toddlers are understanding many more words and phrases than they are able to say. They are able to understand words used to describe what is happening now, as well as words to describe what will happen next. Toddlers at this age are also able to follow one step directions that are paired with gestures or …Read More >
The Struggle Is Real – Breastfeeding is Hard!
Have you had difficulty with breastfeeding your little one? Were you surprised because you were told that breastfeeding comes naturally? Breastfeeding, just like anything new, requires time, patience, practice, and problem solving. Just because a body is biologically predisposed to something, does not mean it will be easy. It can be frustrating, especially during this emotional time in a new …Read More >