Developmental Communication Milestone Series: Birth To 4 Months

During the first few months of life, babies begin to demonstrate the ability to respond to and initiate interactions with those around them. Some of the ways babies attract interactions and pay attention include: looking at people around them, crying, smiling, and clinging to caregivers. These are the earliest forms of communication. Babies learn to be excited when they hear …Read More >

Gross Motor Milestones: Stairs

The most important thing when thinking about stairs is safety! Make sure you have stairs blocked off so kids can’t get to them when you aren’t watching. The next best thing is to make sure kids learn a safe and age appropriate way to go up and down stairs. Stair training starts with creeping and progresses to walking. Support and …Read More >

Dry Needling At MOSAIC Rehabilitation

Dry needling is a form of skilled instrument-assisted manual therapy in which a thin filiform needle is inserted into a muscle in order to decrease pain, reduce muscle tension, and improve joint mobility.  It helps “reset“ the muscle by stimulating the nervous system, improving blood flow, promoting relaxation, and decreasing over activity of the muscle. Dry needling is not a …Read More >

Sleep and Your Child

“The trouble with a child who is missing sleep is that her behavior is confusing. It’s hard to believe that the real culprit behind her temper tantrum is lack of sleep when bedtime is one of your biggest battles, or she loses it simply because you dropped her water bottle. And when she can’t even dress herself, even though she …Read More >

Treatment of the Baby Continuing Education Course

This three-day workshop, taught by Gail Ritchie-OTR, C/NDT, Pediatric NDTA OT Instructor, is designed for physical, occupational, and speech therapists working with infants from birth – three years of age who have known or suspected neuromotor disorders such as Cerebral Palsy.  A major emphasis will be placed on handling techniques and treatment strategies.  These will be presented through lecture, extensive handling labs and …Read More >

Mealtime Miseries

MOSAIC Rehabilitation is hosting a 2-day continuing education course on feeding, Mealtime Miseries:  Management of Complex Feeding Issues, through the Pediatric Feeding Institute.  The course will be held August 18th and 19th at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Belgrade, MT. How does feeding, a process so integral to the child’s health and well-being, go awry? The focus of …Read More >

Feet!

Children’s feet come in all shapes, sizes, and positions.  It is difficult to know what is typical and what is not andwhen to refer to a physical therapist or when to get orthotics.  Common physical therapy (PT) referrals include:  “toeing in”, “over pronation” and “toe walking”.  Interestingly, all of these issues can be normal depending on the age of the …Read More >

What’s the Difference Between Speech and Language?

We often hear the phrases, “Your child needs speech,” or “My child receives speech therapy,” but it’s not as common to hear, “Your child needs language therapy,” or “My child receives speech and language therapy.” This has led to a lot of confusion for individuals who are not speech-language pathologists. Did you know speech and language are actually two completely …Read More >

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