Pediatric Physical Therapy

Taekwondo’s Positive Impact on Child Development

Taekwondo’s Positive Impact on Child Development by Jessica Raykovich, SPT Student Physical Therapist Taekwondo is a form of martial arts that has been around for hundreds of years. It stands for Tae=foot/leg, Kwon=fist/fight, and Do=way or discipline. It incorporates various forms of kicking, punching, and blocking all while teaching discipline and respect. So should it…

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Pediatric Speech Therapy

Reading Books to Children with Language Delays

Reading Books to Children with Language Delays By Pam Cooper, CCC-SLP Kids Place West Speech and Feeding Therapist A language delay is the slow or late acquisition of language abilities in comparison to their same-aged peers. Children with language delays often lack exposure to vocabulary and environments that allow for learning and understanding. Reading books…

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Handwriting – Pediatric OT Video

AZOPT Kids Place pediatric occupational therapist, Amanda, define the skills necessary for strong handwriting and how pediatric occupational therapy intervenes to positively impact children with developmental delays. For more information, please visit: Correct Children’s Handwriting Grips Helpful Tips for Your Child’s Handwriting Your Child’s Progressions in Handwriting A Guide to Understanding Pediatric Occupational Therapy

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Reflexes Role in Child Development

Reflexes Role in Child Development By Jenn Gile, OTR/L; Jessica Tallent, OTR/L; Amanda Mazerall, OTR/L Kids Place Pediatric Occupational Therapists A reflex is an automatic, instinctual movement pattern that occurs in response to a stimulus. There are several primitive reflexes that are present at birth or emerge shortly after birth and integrate within the first…

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Self Care Skills and Child Development

Self Care Skills and Child Development by Egle Majute, Student Occupational Therapist The role of an Occupational Therapist is to support children of any age in participation of their daily occupations. One of those occupations is self-care skills. Self-care skills are everyday tasks such as toileting, bathing, grooming, and dressing, commonly referred to as activities of…

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Self Care Skills – Pediatric OT Video

AZOPT Kids Place pediatric occupational therapist, Sarah, and student, Egle define self care skills and how pediatric occupational therapy intervenes to positively impact children with developmental delays. For more information, please visit: A Guide to Understanding Pediatric Occupational Therapy Self Care Skills and Child Development

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