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Parent Blog

What's the Plus with Speech Therapy
28th
May

What's the plus of Speech Therapy at Pediatrics Plus? Our therapists provide a comprehensive evaluation focused on key components of communication and utilize both play-based and clinician-directed activities to help each child reach their greatest potential.
What's the Plus with ABA Therapy
11th
Apr

At Pediatrics Plus, ABA Therapy utilizes specialized natural-environment spaces and collaborates with occupational, physical, and/or speech therapy to empower our kiddos with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Through this collaborative approach with teachers, therapists, and families, our goal is to assist children to reach developmentally appropriate milestones!
What's the Plus with a Developmental Preschool
8th
Feb

Have you wondered what the 'Plus' means in Pediatrics Plus? We feel that the Plus represents the many additional pediatric services we offer, including our development preschool. Learn more about our developmental preschool and how we're empowering children to conquer their world!
Empowering Parents: Tummy Time
19th
Apr

HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD WE SPEND DOING TUMMY TIME?

From infancy, it is very important that babies get plenty of tummy time throughout the day.  We typically recommend for babies to get a minimum of 1 hour of tummy time each day.

12th
Jan

Pediatrics Plus is now offering ABA therapy at some of our locations, however, unlike the other therapies we offer (OT, PT, Speech), it isn't as well known. Keep reading to find out more about ABA Therapy.

Tips for a Successful Halloween
24th
Oct

Halloween is just a few days away and for many families it means celebrating school parties, church carnivals, or trick-or-treating. While it can be a fun and exciting time for children, it is important to remember that Halloween can also be stressful, especially for those children with dietary restrictions.
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:
Kindergarten Readiness Tips for Parents
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.
Inexpensive Summer Activity Ideas
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!
How to use household items to create developmental toys
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.

Encouraging an Attitude of Gratitude this Holiday Season
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.
Halloween Costume Ideas for Wheelchairs and Walkers
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!
How to Help Your Child be a WINNER in Youth Sports and Life
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. 
HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST BOOK FOR YOUR CHILD
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.
Making the Most of Play Time With Your Toddler
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.
Rephrase Your Praise: How to Praise Your Child
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.

Youth Sports Injury Prevention
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.

Movement During Winter Months
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.

How to Pick the Best Toys for Your Child
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!

Tips for Picky Eaters
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.

How to Adjust Your Child's Backpack
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.

Halloween Costume Ideas for Wheelchairs and Walkers
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!
How To
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.

Screen Time: Friend or Foe?
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!

9 Dollar Store Finds to Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer!
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.