Is Toe Walking Really Idiopathic?

Toe walking, or walking on the balls of the feet, is a common occurrence during the toddler years. Most kids will grow out of this without intervention. Toe walking alone is not necessarily a cause for concern. However, if toe walking does not resolve, it can become a habit that, if left untreated, will cause physical changes that can be …Read More >

Motor Milestone Series – Sitting

Most babies will learn to sit without help by the age of 8 months. There are several activities that you can work on with your baby to facilitate independent sitting.  You baby should be able to hold their head up independently when their trunk is supported to start these activities.  This is typically around 3-4 months of age. All  activities …Read More >

Motor Milestone Series – Rolling

In our new Motor Milestone Series we will discuss how parents can help facilitate activities through play. Rolling is typically the first major gross motor milestone that parents look forward to and the activity we will explore in this newsletter.  As with all milestones, the age at which your child will start can vary widely. Rolling happens in multiple steps …Read More >

20 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

Preschoolers   I will clean up my toys and put them where they belong. I will brush my teeth twice a day, and wash my hands after going to the bathroom and before eating. I won’t tease dogs or other pets – even friendly ones. I will avoid being bitten by keeping my fingers and face away from their mouths. …Read More >

Topics in Speech & Language Pathology – Speech Sounds

Most children make speech sound errors as they grow and mature. Children learn speech sounds and gain control of those sounds at different stages of development. It is when the errors continue past the typical age range, a child may have a speech sound disorder. A Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) has to make several considerations when analyzing speech. Two specific areas are …Read More >

Ensuring Good Waiting Room Etiquette

Doctor’s appointments with family members in tow are often a dreaded obligation. As a result, doctors’ office waiting rooms are consistently filled with patients and loved ones who are anxious, nervous, and bored – especially children. Although most waiting rooms are strategically equipped with toys and treats to appease children of all ages, a trip to the doctor can be stressful. …Read More >

Back to a Pre-Baby Body: 5 Essential Tips from a PT

While moderate weight gain is a common concern for women during and after pregnancy, there are many other factors to consider in the 4 to 6 weeks after childbirth. You may want to get back into pre-pregnancy shape immediately, but it is important to make a slow return to full activity. Here are some tips on what you can do in …Read More >

Decisions about Screen Time

With all of the technology advances that have been made it can be challenging to identify how much time your child spends watching TV, playing video games, playing on the computer, or even using an iPhone?  Are you concerned about how much time your child spends in front of a screen? The effects of children and TV have been linked …Read More >