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Helping to Prevent Parental Burnout

Helping to Prevent Parental Burnout

  Nurturing a child's growth and development through all aspects of life is both a rewarding and overwhelming parental responsibility. These continuous roles often result in parental burnout feelings. Understanding the signs of parental burnout is critical in...

Debunking Dyslexia Myths

Are you worried that your child might have dyslexia? There is so much information available online and in the community about dyslexia, that it can be tricky to know what to believe and when to seek help. Here is a quick look at just a few of the common myths about...

W Sitting

What is W sitting? W-sitting is when a child sits on their bottom with their knees bent and feet positioned outside of their hips. If you’re standing above your child, you will see their legs and body make the shape of a W.  Why Do Physical Therapists Not Like W...

Torticollis and Plagiocephaly

Parents can often feel overwhelmed sorting through medical and societal advice on how to best care for their baby. One of the most important recommendations is put your baby on his/her back to sleep. The American Academy of Pediatrics initiated the “Back to Sleep”...

Growing Speech Skills Outdoors!

Hey everyone! The speech-language pathologists at Marshall Pediatric Therapy wanted to share some fun and enriching activities you can try with your family. The weather is finally warming up, creating perfect moments to learn outside. Take your child on a nature walk...

In-Hand Manipulation

By: Abbey Fields OTR/L & Micaela Cook, OTR/L What is in-hand manipulation? The ability to hold an object in one hand and move it without assistance from the other hand. Children start to develop these skills between 2-4 years old with a single object. The order of...

Sensory Play For When We’re Stuck Inside 

By: Zoё Rupert, OTR/L Like many OT’s I love encouraging my patients to engage in sensory play. Previous blogs have given suggestions for fun sensory play ideas for the great outdoors, but if you’re anything like me once it’s cold you’re not venturing out! I wanted to...

How to Nurture a Child’s Mental Health

By Sarah Hollon Being able to identify a child’s basic and physical needs such as nutritious food, shelter, warm clothing, and a reasonable bed time is obvious and easy to recognize. However a child’s mental and emotional needs are more difficult to identify and...

Let’s Make an Obstacle Course!

Let’s Make an Obstacle Course! By: Kelley Harlan With the unpredictable weather and virtual school instruction, it can be hard to find ways to keep your child moving and active! Obstacle courses provide a great way to allow children to work on a wide array of skills...

Addressing Early Language Skills at Home

By: Samantha Palmer Are you concerned that your child is not talking? Most children say their first words around 12 months, and can expand their vocabulary up to 50 words by the time they are 18 months old! Children are so smart, and can often do this on their own....

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