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Torticollis: The Importance of Tummy Time

Positional torticollis causes baby’s head to tilt to one side. Watch Jonathan’s journey through pediatric physical therapy to help improve his positional torticollis. See the importance of Tummy Time and why babies need Tummy Time everyday to help develop neck and core muscles. Signs such as a head tilt, not reaching the 3 month milestone … Continued

Torcicolo e a Importância do Exercício de Bruços: Conheça Jonathan (Portuguese: Meet Jonathan)

Observe Jonathan nas suas sessões iniciais de fisioterapia e acompanhe seu notável progresso durante o processo de intervenção. A boy’s story of how early therapy and Tummy Time improved his torticollis.

The Importance of Tummy Time Panel Discussion

Pathways.org teaches the importance of Tummy Time. Learn about the increase in motor delays and how it is related to a lack of time spent on the belly in infancy. The importance of Tummy Time is discussed in response to a national survey of pediatric therapists showing an increase in motor delays. The need for … Continued

Early Infant Assessment Redefined

This video shows a comparison of two children at 6 months of age demonstrating typical development and atypical development in eight different positions.

Early Detection and Early Intervention: Sukie’s Story

This video features Sukie’s Story of how early detection and Early Intervention of motor delays helped her development. She was referred to therapy straight from the NICU and made great strides in therapy. Watch to see her development progress.

Doctor-Parent Communication

Doctor-parent communication can be essential for helping your child reach their full potential. Watch this role play between a doctor and a parent at a well-baby visit. The parent expresses concern about her son’s development and, at first, the doctor gives her an unsatisfactory response. Upon further discussion, the doctor requests that the mother keep … Continued

Learning to Move Through Pediatric Physical Therapy: Ava’s Story

Watch Ava’s story. See how through pediatric physical therapy, she is now able to walk, run, and play independently.

Tummy Time Troubles

What do you do if baby hates Tummy Time? Or what if baby has trouble with Tummy Time after feeding? Don’t worry—many families experience Tummy Time troubles! If baby hate tummy time, it can take some practice and getting used to. Watch one mom, Jill, as she shares her story of Tummy Time with her two small … Continued

Importance of Sensory Integration

Learn about the importance of sensory integration. Watch this quick explanation of sensory integration and how it might apply to your child. Understanding the Senses: Do You Know There Are More Than 5? Watch this video for an understanding of sensory integration and how it helps with everyday life. Learn about the 7 senses, how … Continued

What You Need to Know About Screen Time for Kids

You’re sitting in a restaurant enjoying dinner when your child becomes fussy. Rather than make a scene, you hand over your phone, turn on a YouTube video, and before you know it your child is calm and entertained. Sound familiar? With the readily available cell phones, tablets, game devices, and more, screens are not only … Continued

What is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist?

“Occupational therapy? But my child doesn’t have a job!” Just as occupational therapy helps adults perform better at their jobs, OT helps children succeed in important areas of their lives. This includes helping children build the skills required for essential daily activities such as brushing their teeth, writing their name, or playing with friends. Occupational … Continued

My Child Hits. Why?

Why does my preschooler hit? Many parents have asked themselves this question and the answer isn’t always an easy one. Hitting doesn’t mean your child is mean or a bully. Sometimes it’s because there is an underlying issue that’s causing them to hit. Below are three reasons your child might be hitting. They Haven’t Learned … Continued

What is Baby-Wearing?

Baby-wearing simply means carrying your baby with a wrap or device that leaves your hands and arms free. Bringing your child with you in a sling or carrier is often done by caregivers while cleaning, cooking, and transporting baby outside of the house. Baby-wearing in different positions can help prevent your infant from developing a … Continued

What is a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist?

Let me guess…they help with speech and language? Yes, but they do so much more! Of course, pediatric speech-language pathologists work to help children communicate effectively by assisting with the improvement of their verbal and non-verbal language skills. But they also help with things like feeding and swallowing abilities. Seriously, how often do you actually … Continued

Developmental Coordination Disorder and Sensory Processing Issues in Children

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a common diagnosis for children with motor skill and sensory processing difficulties in the absence of other conditions and learning issues. This disorder affects 5-6 percent of school-aged children and is more commonly diagnosed in boys.1 Children with DCD have trouble with both fine and gross motor movements. Very often, … Continued

Helping Your Child in Social Situations

It’s not uncommon for kids to experience separation anxiety or fear of strangers. These fears typically occur in stages and decrease gradually as kids get older, although some children might continue to struggle with certain situations. It’s typical to be nervous from time to time, but if your child continues to find social situations overwhelmingly … Continued

How Occupational Therapy Can Treat Children with Sleep Problems

Are your patients getting enough sleep? Children regularly sleeping the number of recommended hours by the American Academy of Pediatrics is associated with better health, including: improved attention, behavior, learning, working memory, emotional regulation, quality of life, and mental and physical health.1 Typical Sleep Development 2, 3 Newborns: Sleep during the first few months of … Continued

My Baby Hates Diaper Changes: 6 Tips to Make Diaper Changes Fun for Baby

Does your baby hate diaper changes? Does your baby cry, fuss, or even scream during diaper changes? You can help baby enjoy their diaper changes and make it into a sensory experience. Try these ways to help keep baby happy and having fun during diaper changes. Sing a Song and Encourage Face-to-Face Contact Favorites like … Continued

Get Your Toddler Talking: 5 Ways to Add Communication to Your Daily Routine

The best thing you can do to boost your child’s language skills? Talk to them, read to them, sing to them, play with them! The more time you spend communicating with your child, the better. Why? From the time they’re born, kids start to develop two types of communication skills: receptive and expressive. Receptive skills … Continued

What is Tongue Tie?

You may have heard of a common condition called “tongue tie” in babies, which can affect baby’s feeding skills. Learn more about this condition. Tongue tie, also called ankyloglossia, is when the tissue attached to the underside of the tongue and the base of the mouth is very tight, thick, or extends particularly far forward … Continued

Feeding Difficulties in Infants with Tongue Tie and Lip Tie

Ankyloglossia, also known as tongue tie, is a congenital condition that can affect infants and children due to having a short lingual frenulum that restricts tongue movement and impacts the function of the tongue. The incidence of tongue tie affects at least 4% of infants and is most commonly diagnosed in males by a 2-3:1 … Continued

Ways to Cure Your Kid’s Winter Boredom

Baby, it’s cold outside! Not to worry. There’s plenty of fun to be had indoors during the coldest months of the year. And it’s all in the spirit of your child’s development. More specifically, these in-home activities can help strengthen both their fine and gross motor skills. Screen time with things like the TVs, iPads, … Continued