Debunking Dyslexia Myths

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

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

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!

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

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 

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...