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Motor Delays – Disorders

Motor delays, fine and gross motor deficits include difficulty with using hands, legs, arms, and muscles responsible for movement. Fine motor skills involve the use, strength and coordination of small muscle movements which occur in the hands, fingers and thumb in...

Apraxia

Apraxia

If a child has a speech disorder, the younger a child starts treatment the better. Early intervention can help remediate these problems to the fullest extent.

Autism Treatment

Autism Treatment

Because patients with autism have difficulty in communicating, and because these difficulties span a wide range, the benefits of working with a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) are significant.

Speech-Language Are Different

Speech-Language Are Different

Speech-language are different, and it is important to understand this when a communication disorder is suspected.  Since there is a difference between speech and language difficulties, the first thing our speech-language pathologists determine with a child who...

Developmental Delays – Will My Child Grow Out of It?

Developmental Delays – Will My Child Grow Out of It?

Every child develops at his or her own pace. But understanding what skills your child should achieve within the areas of speech, language, fine and gross motor development by each age milestone can signal when a child may need help.

Picky Eater?  Help Through Feeding Therapy

Picky Eater? Help Through Feeding Therapy

Many parents describe their child as a “picky eater.” They determine this based on their child’s limited food choices, slow eating, gagging on foods, being unwilling to try new foods, and spitting food out. In situations like this, mealtime can become a difficult event.

Fine Motor Skills – Open Containers!

Fine Motor Skills – Open Containers!

Fine Motor Skills can be practiced at home between occupational therapy sessions. It is great to get extra practice for fine motor development, especially if a child is delayed with these skills. Even if the child is already receiving occupational therapy, practicing...

Therapy in the Kitchen – Speech Language OT

Therapy in the Kitchen – Speech Language OT

Therapy for speech, language, and occupational skills can be mentored right at home in the kitchen.  Children love to help their parents create delicious foods.  Baking and cooking projects help children learn to follow directions, and follow sequences. Therapy...

Speech Language Development – Explain Words

Speech Language Development – Explain Words

Speech Language Development can be continued after school, and therapy throughout the day.  Often, children will ask, "What does that mean?"  They seek definitions of words when they are exposed to new vocabulary. Defining words is helpful.  However, to help your...