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Toe Walking: What Can I Do to Fix it?

Toe walking occurs for various reasons which could involve children with Autism who seek certain sensory input or can be caused by spasticity in the calf muscles in children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). Toe walking is often overlooked, however, it needs to be addressed due to the physical limitations the can come from it. Is…

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What’s the deal With Weighted Blankets?

Weighted blankets are growing in popularity.  They claim to reduce anxiety, stress, sleep disorders, sensory disorders, ADD, and the list goes on.  So do they really work?  The answer is not as simple as ‘yes’ or ‘no.’  It truly depends on each individual’s sensory needs. What is the science behind weighted blankets? Weighted blankets provide…

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Late Bloomer or Language Problem??

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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Happy Holidays from PediaSpeech!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! The Holidays are here so PediaSpeech has put together some items you can add to your children’s Holiday Gift List!Some ideas from our Speech Therapists:Ages 15 months – 3 yo To work on: Cause & effect, Appropriate play skills, Following directions (e.g., in and out), Identifying/naming common pictures, Pretend play Fisher Price —Little…

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How can we help our children?

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. This book focuses on children’s character vs. cognition to achieve success. Teaching children skills such as executive…

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Apraxia-The Story of the Tarpley family

APRAXIA. What does that mean?Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder. Children with CAS have great difficulty planning and producing the precise, highly refined and specific series of movements of the speech mechanism . Most children who are diagnosed with CAS have receptive (or understanding) skills within normal limits. These children perform…

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Welcome!

PediaSpeech wants to welcome Mirabel to our practice this month! Mirabel is a special little girl who at 11 months of age began having seizures in an area of the brain called the temporal-parietal lobe also termed the “Wernicke’s area”. This part of the brain is critically involved with speech and language as well as…

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1-2-3, MAGIC!

Attention all Parents! If you are having trouble discipling your child, we have just what you need. It’s called “1-2-3 Magic” and from experience here in the PediaSpeech office, it works! 1-2-3 is America’s #1 child discipline program and is the leading resource for parenting solutions that are easy-to-learn and proven to work. With 1-2-3…

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Mayla says, “Kris the OT says at 12-18 months you should be taking your socks off.  I’ll show him I’m always listening!”

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