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Is it Sensory or Behavior?

By Kris Osher | Dec 16, 2015

This is the million-dollar question posed to every pediatric occupational therapist. The answer is as simple as why the chicken crossed the road. By nature, all behavior is sensory. Behavior is how one reacts to a stimulus.

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Fine Motor Control

By Kris Osher | Dec 3, 2015

Fine motor control is often thought of due to its essential role in participating in school-based activities such as writing, cutting, coloring, and manipulating any small objects. This area of development is also needed for independence in dressing, self-feeding, hygiene, play, and almost any facet of life one is engaged.

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Help for “tongue thrust”

By Carly Morris | Dec 3, 2015

Help! My child likes to suck his thumb, fingers or pacifier.  How can I get them to stop? Has your orthodontist diagnosed your child with a “tongue thrust”? Are you an adult and recently diagnosed with a “tongue thrust” from your dentist or orthodontist? Does your child have a tight [su_tooltip position=”north” shadow=”yes” rounded=”yes” title=”Frenulum”…

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Holiday gift ideas

By Jennifer McCullough | Oct 18, 2015

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! The Holidays are here so PediaSpeech has put together some items you can add to your children’s Holiday Gift List!

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How can we help our children?

By Carly Davis | Oct 18, 2015

Carly Morris is currently reading this book and has found a lot of very useful information in relation to our profession and raising children. This book provides information regarding executive functioning, early intervention and promoting parent/child socioemotional development.

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Late Bloomer or Language Problem??

By Carly Davis | Oct 18, 2015

Many parents ask themselves this question, is my child just a late bloomer, late talker, or is there an actual language problem. Check out this article from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association to see if this qualifies for your little one.

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Help My Struggling Reader: The Orton-Gillingham Approach

By Jennifer McCullough | Oct 18, 2015

Late one night, I found my 9-year old daughter hiding under her covers with a flashlight reading “one last chapter”. Though I scolded her to turn her light off and go to bed, I went away smiling. She has what I call the “reading bug” and I count my lucky stars. Throughout my career most…

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How to Help My Struggling Reader: The Orton-Gillingham Approach

By Mickey Mellen | Apr 23, 2013

By: Jennifer McCullough M.S. CCC-SLPLate one night, I found my 9-year old daughter hiding under her covers with a flashlight reading “one last chapter”. Though I scolded her to turn her light off and go to bed, I went away smiling. She has what I call the “reading bug” and I count my lucky stars. …

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Late Bloomer or Language Problem??

By Mickey Mellen | Jan 4, 2013

Happy New Year from PediaSpeech! We are excited about the start of 2013! Many parents ask themselves this question, is my child just a late bloomer, late talker, or is there an actual language problem. Check out this article from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association to see if this qualifies for your little one. Late…

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