Chewing, Biting, and Banging, Oh my!

As an occupational and physical therapist, I have the pleasure of working with young families. Recently a mom and her nearly-two child visited me. Mom’s concerns were her child’s tendency to place non-edible items in her mouth, occasional biting others, and a habit of...

Calming strategies

Does your child prefer outside play to indoors? Do they tend to move fast, sometimes too fast? Does your child not want to sit still and, if they do, it’s only briefly. Too brief to read a story? Is your child starting to make responsible decisions to help with...

The Inconsistent Child

When smart kids can’t keep up to their peers during PE and recess, they can feel upset about their physical performance. In the classroom, everyone wants to partner with the smart students. On the soccer field, however, they are the last to be picked for team play....

Why Does My Child Bump Into Things?

Sometimes children seem to be completely unaware of colliding into furniture and people. They step on top of toys, bang their shoulder when going through door frames and move through other students or siblings when needing to grab the glue bottle. Let’s discuss any...

Total Meltdowns: Understanding Works Best

Neuro-typical and non-neuro-typical kids get frustrated. When children are very small, we hold our child and comfort them. Almost as if they are back in the safety of the womb, we snuggle their entire being and rock them while using a soothing voice to calm their...

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