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The Vestibular System in Pediatrics

October 3, 2022
What is the Vestibular System? Vesti-what?!? The vestibular system is made up of the inner ear, vestibulocochlear nerve that communicates between the inner ear and brain, parts of the brainstem, and cortical areas in the brain. The vestibular system responds to head movements like when you nod your head “yes”, shake your head “no”, or tip… View Article

Helping Your Child Learn to Walk

August 2, 2022
Concerns About Your Child’s Ability to Walk Are you concerned that your child hasn’t started walking yet? Development and achievement of motor milestones happens at a pace unique to each child. However, if your child has not yet started walking independently by 18 months it may be time to reach out to your local Physical… View Article

All About Occupational Therapy

July 5, 2022
What is Occupational Therapy?  The main goal of OT is to increase quality of life so that the client can continue to participate in their personal interests as well as take care of their own needs. Through therapeutic use of self, a strong relationship of trust is built between client and therapist that will help… View Article

Does My Child Need a Sensory Diet?

May 19, 2022
What is a Sensory Diet? As a COTA, during my first visit with a family for Occupational Therapy Services I am looking for and asking about ways to develop a sensory diet for home, school and/or community use. I often get the question, “What is a Sensory Diet?” A Sensory Diet is a personalized, organized… View Article

Does My Child’s Pencil Grasp Matter?

March 1, 2022
Does the way children hold their pencil really matter? If you have a pencil handy, pick it up and notice how you hold it. Which fingers does the pencil rest between how are you supporting it? How much pressure do you use when you write? Does it really make a difference in your handwriting? The… View Article

Optimizing Therapy Progress

February 1, 2022
Competence Brings Confidence When we begin treatment with a new patient, or we begin working on a new skill at home as a parent, we often become so excited about the goal, or the end game, that we forget about all the small steps we should take to get there. Over the past 20 years… View Article

Phonological Patterns

January 14, 2022
What are phonological patterns? So your child’s speech-language pathologist says your child presents with phonological patterns…What does that mean? Phonological patterns are “patterns of sound errors that typically developing children use to simplify speech as they are learning to talk” (Hanks, 2013). Children often demonstrate difficulty coordinating their lips, tongue, teeth, palate, and jaw for intelligible… View Article

Importance of Developmental Reflexes

December 1, 2021
What are developmental reflexes? A reflex is an automatic and instantaneous response to a sensory stimulus. Remember when you were a child at the doctor’s office and they tapped your knee with a small mallet to check if your leg kicked upwards? You didn’t decide to kick your leg, it just kicked. There are many… View Article

Alternative & Complementary ADHD Treatments

September 15, 2021
What is ADHD? Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common disorders among children. Per the American Psychiatric Association, many ADHD symptoms, such as high activity levels, difficulty remaining still for long periods of time and limited attention spans, are common to young children in general. The difference in children with ADHD is that… View Article

Staff Spotlight Vlog – Michaela, Lindsay & Casey

September 1, 2021
Staff Spotlight Vlog – Michaela, Lindsay & Casey In this episode of our Staff Spotlight Vlog series, meet three of our amazing speech therapists at our Greenville clinic! Developing strong communication skills is one of the most important elements to socializing and creating relationships. Communicating can be difficult for children with speech and/or language disorders, causing… View Article