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How is Heavy Work Beneficial for My Child?

How is Heavy Work Beneficial for My Child? by Marisa Fiorentino, OTR/L Kids Place North Pediatric Occupational Therapist Are your kiddos constantly running, crashing, and jumping around the house? Do they have difficulty sitting still and sustaining attention to activities at school or home? Does their constant need for movement prevent them from partaking in…

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Supporting Healthy Screen Time Use for Kids

Supporting Healthy Screen Time Use For Kids Screen Time- including TV, computers, smartphones, tablets and video games – can affect how your children learn, feel, think, and behave. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages you to help your children develop healthy media use habits. We get that it’s hard to remove screens once kids…

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Pediatric Physical Therapy

What to Expect During Your Baby’s Pediatric Physical Therapy Evaluation

What to Expect During Your Baby’s Pediatric Physical Therapy Evaluation Your doctor recommends a pediatric physical therapy evaluation for your baby. We understand this can feel overwhelming. We hope this blog will help calm your fears so you can approach your evaluation with less anxiety and stress. Your licensed physical therapist will begin the evaluation…

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Improving Sleep in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Improving Sleep in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Everyone needs sleep and rest to support their health and participate fully in their daily lives. When a child is experiencing sleep difficulties, the sleep quality of the entire family can also be affected. Poor sleep can lead to challenging daytime behaviors and negatively impact daytime function.…

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6 Important Reasons We Play Games Together at Kids Place Pediatric Therapy

6 Important Reasons We Play Games Together at Kids Place Pediatric Therapy Parents often ask us why we will place two children together during a therapy session to play a game. This is a great question that has an even better answer! When two children are playing together, we are able to build several social…

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