Feeding Difficulties at School

Feeding Difficulties at School

As a feeding therapist, I often hear that school-age children are not eating their lunches at school.  Parents and caregivers show frustration and concern as their children continue to bring home “untouched” lunchboxes.  Back to school can be an...

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Sensory input vs. Phoenix Heat

Sensory input vs. Phoenix Heat

During school months, our children are on a very strict routine that involves recess and activity throughout the day that allows kids to fulfill their sensory needs. When summer months hit, temperatures rise and routines are altered, parents find...

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Many kids with learning and attention issues also have mental health issues. The most common is ADHD, anxiety, behavioral challenges, stress, fear, low self-esteem, depression, and other emotional struggles. There are a number of treatments for...

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Let’s Talk About Tongue Tie

Let’s Talk About Tongue Tie

Ankyloglossia, frequently referred to as a tongue-tie, is a common congenital irregularity in which the tongue is tethered to the floor of the mouth.  The degree of severity of the tongue-tie differs between individuals as well as the impact that...

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Seeing Success in a Different Light

Seeing Success in a Different Light

For the parent of a child with special needs or developmental delays, success may not always look the same.  As a physical therapist for many years, I have learned to see success in day to day measures. I get a huge sense of gratification when a...

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