Category: childhood development

Developing Muscular

If Your Child is at Risk of Developing Muscular Dystrophy, Therapeutic Exercise Could Help

April 20th, 2021

Our Therapeutic Exercise Treatments May Be Beneficial for Your Child When faced with a chronic diagnosis, it is common to want to take a seat and wallow in the things that have gone wrong, but this is the wrong approach to take. Taking early steps to help your child succeed with pediatric physical therapy can

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Discovering the Best Treatment Methods for Your Child’s Gross Motor Concerns

December 20th, 2020

Did You Know Physical Therapy Could Help Improve Your Child’s Gross Motor Skills? Growing up is hard work. Children are born into the world with barely any skills to their name. With their first breath they develop the ability to cry out for help, and quickly develop the skills necessary to drink milk and seek

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Understand The Importance of Proper Nutrition for a Child with ADHD

December 10th, 2020

Did You Know that Something As Simple as Nutrition Could Change Your Child’s Life? It is estimated that Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects three to five percent of all preschool and school-aged children, yet the role nutrition plays in managing a child’s ADHD symptoms is not as cut and dry as you might think. Even

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core strengthening tips

Core Strengthening Tricks to Do With Your Kid Today

September 20th, 2020

When parents come home with a newborn, the importance of “tummy time” comes up repeatedly. Colorful toys promise endless hours of tummy time enjoyment for your little one. Yet if you’re like many parents, the reality looks more like this: Place Baby on the floor on his tummy; listen to him scream; shake toys in

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W-Sitting

What’s the Deal with W-Sitting?

August 20th, 2020

There is a great deal of controversy over a sitting position common for young children, called W-sitting. W-sitting, so named because the legs splay out to form a W pattern, has been associated with causing several developmental orthopedic problems and doctors have warned to discourage children from assuming this position. Though there are some pediatricians

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handweriting

Handwriting without Tears: Tips for Practicing Handwriting with your Child

August 10th, 2020

Handwriting is a multifaceted process of coordinating hands, arms, eyes and body posture. While it is undoubtedly important for writing– in fact, K-5 teachers indicate that 24 to 58 percent of classroom time is spent writing on paper — it is also a building block for many other skills. Being able to print letters clearly

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helping your child cope with a traumatic event

Helping Your Child Cope with a Traumatic Event

July 10th, 2020

Traumatic events can happen to anyone, however, children lack the coping mechanisms that adults have developed and are especially vulnerable to the effects of trauma. As a parent, you may feel powerless to help your child pull through a traumatic event such as a serious accident, a violent attack or the death of a loved

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nutrition

Good Nutrition for ADHD Symptom Management

May 20th, 2020

ADHD symptoms can be frustrating to both a parent and child. Typical behaviors may include impulsiveness, lack of focus, prone to distractibility, and the inability to sit still. By changing your child’s diet, you could see a decrease in negative behaviors associated with ADHD. Good nutrition can be used in conjunction with other treatments like

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Exercise for children

Exercise and the Brain: How Exercise Can Improve Academic Performance for Your Child

May 10th, 2020

Think a treadmill is only good for your heart and lungs? Think again. Turns out that a mere half-hour jogging on one can help a student solve problems up to 10 percent more efficiently. In fact, the more physically active than children and adolescents are, the better they perform academically. Want your child’s literacy scores

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Encouraging Outdoor Play

Encouraging Outdoor Play can Greatly Benefit Your Child!

May 10th, 2020

Is Your Child Getting Enough Outdoor Play Time? Playing outside with your child offers them some developmental challenges that many kids are lacking today. It’s not simply a cliché to think that children benefit from playing outdoors. There’s a growing body of scientific research that has found some incredible advantages for a child’s development if

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