Does My Child Need Speech Therapy?

Does My Child Need Speech Therapy? How do you know if your child needs speech therapy? 1. Not Seeking Activities: For younger children, and for those who are learning a second language, look for when they start speaking in words, and babbling sounds. If your child is under three years of age and isn’t speaking… [read more]

Should I Stop My Child From Stimming?

Should I Stop My Child From Stimming? Another question we are asked quite often is, “Should I stop my child from stimming?” What is stimming? “Stimming” is a repetitive behavior that children, mainly autistic children, will do over and over and over and over. It can happen multiple times throughout the day, or only in… [read more]

How Speech Therapy Helps With Feeding

How Speech Therapy Helps With Feeding Did you know that we have a kitchen in our Houston office and that we use it as a treatment room for speech therapy? The kitchen lets us incorporate a variety of feeding and sensory tasks into our therapy. We work with things like following directions, naming, labeling; and… [read more]

The Importance of Consistency With Occupational Therapy

The Importance of Consistency With Occupational Therapy Today we’re going to talk about the importance of consistency with occupational therapy. Simply put, therapy works best when a child can attend every session, for the whole length of the session. Illness and Holidays: Of course, we do understand that life happens! Sometimes parents have to miss… [read more]

Transition Planning For Special Needs Kids Between Activities

Transition Planning For Special Needs Kids Between Activities: A lot of our kids have trouble with transitions. Transitions are moments of change, such as being in the clinic and trying to transition from the lobby to the gym. Or at school or at home, transitioning from activity to activity. A lot of our kiddos have… [read more]

Jobs For Young Adults With Special Needs

Jobs For Young Adults With Special Needs We’ve had a lot of parents talk to us with concerns about pre-vocational and vocational skills, and whether their family members will be able to seek competitive employment.  At Cutting Edge, we incorporate many of these activities with clients at the appropriate age and stage. We treat patients… [read more]

Milestones That 5 and 6 Month Olds Should Achieve

  Milestones That 5 and 6 Month Olds Should Achieve Continuing with our series on child development, today let’s talk about infant development between five and six months of age.  Five Month Milestones: At five months a baby should be able to hold his head steady. When you pull him up to sit his head… [read more]

Tips For Going To The Movies With a Child With Special Needs

Tips For Going To The Movies With a Child With Special Needs When is the last time you went to a movie theater? For some of you, that was probably just last week! For others it’s been a year, or maybe two … or maybe since your child was born!  So what is the best… [read more]

Reasons To Seek Physical Therapy Services

Reasons To Seek Physical Therapy Services 1. Lack of Normal Physiological Development: One of the things we most commonly deal with is lack of normal physiological development. We normally see this in children who were born prematurely, or who didn’t have any complicated birth history but still aren’t walking or crawling at the appropriate age. … [read more]

What to do After a Speech Therapy Appointment

What to do After a Speech Therapy Appointment One thing that we wish all of our speech families knew about is homework. Homework is so important. It’s the key to improvement. That three minutes we take at the end of your therapy session to come and talk to you is to let you know what… [read more]