Tips For Going To The Beach With Special Needs Kids

Tips For Going To The Beach With Special Needs Kids

Are you going anywhere for fun this summer?   Many of our families go to the beach. The beach can be a great choice for our friends with sensory issues, or it can be a real challenge.   For kids who like sensory exploration, the beach can be amazing!...
Motor Issues In Children With Sensory Dysfunction

Motor Issues In Children With Sensory Dysfunction

Pediatric physical therapists work with children who have a wide variety of motor problems.  In recent years there has been an increase in the number of children who present with both generalized motor difficulties and sensory-based delays in developmental skills. ...
Training The Next Generation of Therapists

Training The Next Generation of Therapists

Training the next generation of therapists The demand for speech-language pathologists services keeps increasing, driven by the needs of a growing senior population as well as advances in healthcare that have led to great improvements in the survival rate of premature...
Tips For Prepping For Summer For Special Needs Kids

Tips For Prepping For Summer For Special Needs Kids

It’s nearly summer! School is out in just a few weeks!   It feels like summer is really coming at us quickly this year. It used to be that we would get out of school right after Memorial Day, and not go back until Labor day. Now, we will be in school for three...
Positive Strategies to Prevent Parental Burnout

Positive Strategies to Prevent Parental Burnout

What are some positive ways to decrease burnout as a parent? There are a million and one things to do in a day as a parent; let one be for you so you can make a positive impact on your child[ren]. Being a parent is a rewarding and continuous responsibility with many...
Healthy Eating Tips For Special Needs Kids

Healthy Eating Tips For Special Needs Kids

Today we’re going to talk to you about nutrition and healthy eating.   Many parents have just thrown up their hands and said, “Ugh! Will we ever get there?” Don’t worry, you will!   In our clinics, we have some kiddos with significant feeding issues. This...
The Benefits of Dance for Kids with Special Needs

The Benefits of Dance for Kids with Special Needs

Improves motor development:   Through dancing, a child learns about body coordination and control through purposeful movements. Performance of each dance move requires moving the body through a variety of different planes of motion while using combinations of...
Spring Break Tips For Special Needs Kids 2022

Spring Break Tips For Special Needs Kids 2022

In our Allen office, Spring Break is the first week in March. In our Mansfield office, Spring Break is the week of the 14th. Some of you will be in school next week, and some of you will be out.   Whichever week is your break, we hope you can get out and have...
What Is Gestalt Language Processing?

What Is Gestalt Language Processing?

What is gestalt language processing?   Children who use echolalia are ‘gestalt language processors,’ meaning they process early language in ‘whole’ strings of sounds, or ‘chunks’, rather than processing single words. Gestalt language processors are not limited to...