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Therapy Resources

17th
Jul

The school year will be here before you know it, which can be stressful to some parents with children heading off to kindergarten. We have compiled some items to work on with your child to best prepare them for the big transition.
7th
Jul

School’s Out and the fun of summer is upon us! Make the most out of summer with your children by organizing activities that promote movement and learning!
18th
Sep

All of the sudden, your little tot has become a full-grown toddler! At the age of 2, their speech patterns may still be a little hard to understand, so here are some tips on ways to help improve your child's speech in the coming year!
11th
Sep

Welcome to the 2 year mark with your toddler. While some might call this phase the "Terrible Twos," we prefer to look at it as "Terrific Twos" since there are so many milestones your little one gets to conquer this year! Here is a list of some of those milestones so you know what to look for during the next 12 months.
19th
Jun

As your little one nears the Two Year mark, you might have noticed that there haven't been a lot of "new milestones," but that they are just perfecting and improving on what they have already learned. Since that is the case, the physical tips at this age are more about encouragement than new milestones to achieve. See some of the tips from a physical therapist below.
12th
Jun

Play is important for your 18-24 month old these days. They tend to have the energy of four adults, but that is just their mind working over time to learn everything around them. Here are some tips on ways to help them interact with their world with tips from an occupational therapist. 
2nd
Jun

By the age of 18-24 months, your baby is taking on more traits of a toddler and less of a baby! This stage is critcal for fine motor skills and speech development, as your little one is learning more ways to express themselves. Watch for these milestones during this stage of life.
12th
May

As parents, you are anxious to see your child meet the milestones that you see other children meet, one of the most exciting to witness is walking! At 12-18 months, your child might be getting those steps in, but if they haven't yet, here some handy tips from a physical therapist to help your little one start moving.

4th
May

The day has finally come when your toddler is going to start moving non-stop. You might have been waiting anxiously for this day, but now that it is here, what will you do to expend all of his energy? Here are some great tips from an occupational therapist on ways to promote fine motor skills with your 12-18 month old!
1st
May

Your little one is less like a baby and more like a toddler at 12-18 months. Get ready to see some more personality show through and some new moves break out as your little one works through the many milestones at this stage of life!

20th
Apr

Physical therapy is important with your toddler's development in their first year of life. Here are some tips from a physical therapist on ways to encourage your 9-12 month old to get moving!!
17th
Apr

Communication is key to a child in this formative stage of life. At 9-12 months, not only is your child observing everything you are doing and saying, they are attempting to communicate in their own way as well!
10th
Apr

As your little one reaches their first birthday, they are developing new skills every day! It is important to help guild your child in activities that will continue to further their progress. See the below occupational therapy tips on ways to engage your 9-12 month old child.

3rd
Apr

Are you ready to see your baby take that first step? You might just see that during the age of 9-12 months. However, don't rush walking just yet, as there are so many other great milestones they are going to achieve at this age!
27th
Mar

Your little one is really starting to move, or trying to at least. By 6-9 months, there is a lot of motivation to get to things that you place in front of them. While they might not be on the move yet, they definitely will be soon. So here are some important things to do with your child!

16th
Mar

Is your baby starting to babble? The 6-9 month age is so fun because you begin to see your child form sounds and some words. Here are some speech therapist tips for speech development at this age·     
6th
Mar

As your baby reaches the 1/2 year mark, there is a lot going on from their personality to their cognitive development. Here are some milestones to look for from age 6-9 months!
24th
Feb

When your child is between the age of 3-6 months, you can expect to see more and more of his developing personality in what motivates, excites, and stimulates movement. If a child is not meeting milestones in their age (3-6 months), here are some things that you can do to help!

20th
Feb

At 3-6 months, your infant is not only more vocal, but also has the chance to show off a bit! Follow these tips to increase your child's fine motor skills as they continue to develop.

3rd
Feb

As a parent of an infant, your child’s development is top priority! Whether you are a first time parent or have a full house, each child and experience is different. Below is a list of several milestones for children ages 3-6 months that can help you keep track of your child’s development.

3rd
Jan

As the parent of a newborn, your child’s development is top priority! Whether you are a first time parent   or have a full house, each child and experience is different. Below is a list of several milestones for   children ages 0-3 months that can help you keep track of your child’s development.
1st
Jan

The early years of a child’s life are very important for his or her health and development. Skills such as  taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are called developmental milestones.

21st
Dec

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18-24 Months

14th
Aug

The school year will be here before you know it, which can be stressful to some parents with children heading off to kindergarten. We have compiled a checklist of items to work on with your child to best prepare them for the big transition. Starting school doesn’t have to be scary with these helpful tips:
30th
Nov

This holiday season, we wanted to offer you some great developmental toys you can make from items in your home! These toys are fun for both parents and children as you get to see your little one explore and learn new ways to problem solve. These toy examples are best for children up to age 5.

1st
Nov

As the holiday season approaches, we are reminded of the importance of thankfulness. Since gratitude is on our minds this time of year, it serves as a great opportunity to reinforce an attitude of gratitude with your children. Pediatrics Plus has compiled a list of ways to help incorporate this into your everyday family life.
10th
Oct

Halloween is a holiday with no limitations. It is the one day of the year where we can be absolutely anything we want! This includes children and adults in wheelchairs. While some may feel that a wheelchair gets in the way of expressing full Halloween creativity, we have seen that this is anything but true. 

10th
Oct

trick or treat printable autism non-verbal kidsAll the fun of trick or treating that comes with Halloween is something most families look forward to. For those living with a special needs child, this holiday can present some unique challenges. We have created a FREE printable card for children who are non-verbal or not comfortable saying "Trick or Treat." Have your child use this card to make their Halloween night a little more enjoyable!
2nd
Oct

Sports are an excellent way for children to learn a variety of important life skills such as work ethic, coordination, teamwork and social skills. As parents, we have both the privilege and responsibility to assist our children in using opportunities such as youth sports to grow and develop in these areas. Below are a few tips that can help you and your child get the most out of youth sports. 
2nd
Sep

Reading with your child is one of the best activities you can do to build his language and literacy.  However, it can be challenging, especially if your child doesn’t seem to be interested. Did you know that his lack of interest could be due to his choice of book? Since a child’s ability to engage with books can vary by age and developmental level, we have compiled a guide to help you choose the best, age appropriate books for your child.
12th
Apr

Playing with your toddler is one of the best activities you can do to enhance her brain development. But, what does play that best stimulates the brain look like? Below are a few ideas to help you understand how to create developmentally effective play opportunities for your toddler.
1st
Mar

As parents, we've become addicted to praising our kids. But as we try to make them feel good about themselves 24-7, we actually may be harming them. Even if your praise is sincere, you may not be using it the right way. If you use it the right way, it's a valuable tool for reinforcing good behavior, boosting your child's self-esteem, and making him or her feel loved, appreciated, and inspired.

1st
Feb

Youth sports are a great way for a child to get exercise while having fun! But unfortunately, all sports have a risk of injury. The more contact in a sport, the greater the risk of injury and most injuries in young athletes are due to overuse.  These tips can reduce the risk of injury and help parents promote a safe, optimal sports experience for their child.

4th
Jan

Movement 2Activities and exercise are important for children in order for them to maintain good health all year long. But, when the weather gets cold, it’s harder to get children outside to keep them moving.  With a few quick and easy ideas, you can turn your home into a safe and fun space to keep your kids moving throughout those cold months.

9th
Dec

 

In this month's edition of In the Kitchen with Hadley and Lizzy, the girls make Christmas cookies with their friend Wyatt.

Having kids help in the kitchen introduces them to all kinds of new foods, helps teach math, shows kids how to follow steps in order, teaches critical thinking and problem solving, helps develop fine motor skills, and so much more! And most importantly, it allows you to spend quality time with your kiddos!

Cutting out and decorating Christmas cookies is something kids of ALL abilities can help with, so get in that kitchen and get to cooking!

6th
Dec

20 Toys 2With Christmas just around the corner, we have compiled a list of some of our favorite toys for the babies and toddlers in your life! These toys target fine motor, gross motor, sensory and cognitive development. The toys listed below encourage creative play and discovery.

Be sure to check out our post on How To Pick Good Toys for Your Child to ensure the toys you purchase for your special little one this year are fun and promote development.

30th
Nov

Wooden Blocks WalmartDetermining the best toys to purchase for children at Christmas can be an overwhelming task with all of the choices available online and in stores. As parents and caregivers, we want to choose toys that our children will enjoy, but can also help promote their development. Although some toys are marketed as educational and developmental, they unfortunately may not actually be best for a child’s development.

13th
Nov

dollar store games 007As we hope you learned in our first Benefits of Play post, play is the way children learn about themselves and the world. Through play, chilren learn to get along with others, sort out conflicts, practice language skills, and develop small (fine) and large (gross) motor skills. In addition, play encourages independence, self-esteem, and creativity!

Today, we will explore the difference in Active Play and Passive Play.

12th
Nov

 

Welcome to our second segment of In the Kitchen with Hadley and Lizzy! Cooking with your child is one of the best ways to make connections across and amongst many disciplines. Children learn by touching, tasting, seeing, feeling, and listening. 

This week, the girls have brought in a special guest, Logan, to teach us how to make Turkey Cheese Balls!

9th
Nov

Picky Eater 3Family mealtimes allow for social modeling of our behaviors to expand what our children will eat.  Research shows we need at least 10 tries of a food on 10 different occasions to decide if we like it.  We can help our children by setting a mealtime routine and exploring foods through all of our senses.  

A mealtime will consist of the child and at least one adult. Each mealtime should consist of a protein, starch or carbohydrate, and fruit or vegetable.

2nd
Nov

backpackEvery day, parents hug and kiss their babies and send them off to school wearing their backpacks. Unknowingly, these loving parents, if uneducated about backpack safety, could be placing their child at an increased risk for neck and back pain.

Here are a few tips for safe backpack use...

19th
Oct

IMG 2446Play is the way children learn about themselves and the world. Through play, they learn to get along with others, sort out conflicts, practice language skills, and develop small (fine) and large (gross) motor skills. In addition, play encourages independence, self-esteem, and creativity!
12th
Oct

We are excited to launch our fall series: In the Kitchen with Hadley Lizzy! At Pediatrics Plus, we are committed to promoting and encouraging healthy child development tips and activities that you and your family can try at home.

Cooking with your child is one of the best ways to make connections across and amongst many disciplines. Children learn by touching, tasting, seeing, feeling, and listening.

5th
Oct

4 photosHalloween is a holiday with no limitations. It is the one day of the year where we can be absolutely anything we want! This includes children and adults in wheelchairs. While some may feel that a wheelchair gets in the way of expressing full Halloween creativity, we have seen that this is anything but true. The internet is full of fanciful, fun, imaginative costumes for both children and adults in wheelchairs, walkers, and other devices. For this halloween, we have put together some of our favorite costumes with how-to tutorials! So put on your creativity hats and make this year's costume the best one yet for your child!

5th
Oct

bicycle

According to the National Sporting Goods Association, more Americans ride bicycles than ski, golf, or play tennis combined. As you and your family embark on a fun day of bicycle riding, it is important to remember that bike safety should involve a lot more than just a helmet and observing the rules of the road. In fact, the American Physical Therapy Association says that bike-related injuries are largely preventable. Check out the 7 rules of bicycling safety and perform a basic bike check on all bikes in your home to ensure a fun and safe ride!
14th
Sep

IMG 9552Have you been unsuccessful trying and sit down with your young child and read to him?  Does he listen for about 30 seconds, then jump up and run away? 

You hear the importance of early literacy on a child’s brain development and want to help your child develop a love for reading….so what can you do if you can’t get him to participate?

Try these tips...

8th
Sep

sq3rA textbook chapter can appear monumental to a student with ADHD, but when broken down into sections the task becomes less overwhelming and threatening. When studying chapters in a textbook, students can use the popular SQ3R Method.

18th
Aug

Screen timeAs child care professionals, parents, and adults involved in child development, it is important to constantly ask yourself: “Am I allowing a screen to replace a person in teaching and playing with this child?” All too often, as therapists, teachers, and parents, we rely on a device to teach language, hand-eye coordination, and concepts in place of ourselves. In doing that, we are promoting static brain development over an engaged brain.

17th
Aug

Diagnostic CenterBecause of the nature of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, students with ADHD face special challenges at school. For instance, most students lose focus easily, while some students have difficulty completing boring or demanding tasks.

Studies have found that homework problems increase as children get older, and that children with both ADHD and learning disabilities struggle even more with studying. But your child can succeed in school if he or she has the right tools!

30th
Jun

Pack a bag

For many families, summer activities can lead to time in the car traveling, time in the bleachers or stands, or time waiting on one sibling's activity to end and the next to begin.

This summer, try packing a bag of developmentally appropriate toys and activities to engage your child and keep from having meltdowns that occur when a child is bored.

29th
Jun

Photo Scavenger Hunt Summer 2015

Looking for a fun summer activity for your child? Send them on a photo scavenger hunt! Did you know that this fun activity can benefit your child in several different ways.

Continue reading to learn more!

 

Looking for a fun summer activity for your child? Send them on a photo scavenger hunt!

26th
Jun

We have scoured the web and the brains of our fabulous staff to come up with 9 super-fun, super-inexpensive summer activities for you and your child!

These dollar-store activities will help your child’s development by teaching them to exercise their minds and their bodies. To get the full benefits of learning, play, enjoyment, and child development out of these activities, have your child help with every step! 

 

25th
Jun

Mask 3While store-bought toys are typically thought of as being essential to playtime, inexpensive household items can make a great alternative for creating fun summer activities and toys that can help your child’s development.

This activity will spark creativity, build fine motor skills, and can be a learning aid to teach children about the animals they are making.

10th
Jun

pancakes"Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him." -Maya Angelou

Discover 10 picture books that can help your child prepare for kindergarten and develop cognitive searching, cross-checking, self correction, and rereading skills before they transition to primary-grade literacy curriculum. 
22nd
May


When performed correctly, swaddling can be a safe and effective way to calm babies and promote better sleep. 

Learn more in our step-by-step swaddling guide!

 

22nd
May

potty trainingPotty training is a major milestone for both you and your child. Check out our potty training guide put together by licensed therapists who also happen to be moms!

This guide will help you discover if your child is ready, what steps to take, and how to celebrate your child's success.

 

22nd
May

The early years of a child’s life are very important for his or her health and development. Skills such as  taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones  in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (crawling, walking, etc.). 

Download our printable Developmental Milestones Guide to use as a reference for your child's development.

Developmental Milestones

And remember, every child is different! These are guidelines not the rulebook. If your child is not hitting these milestones, talk to your pediatrician at your next checkup.