Pediatric Speech Therapy

Easy Ways to Increase Language Input During Daily activities

Easy Ways to Increase Language Input During Daily activities by Pauline Munoz, CCC-SLP KP Central Speech and Language Pathologist The amount of language children are exposed to from birth to three years of age significantly affects their learning and language abilities. Most parents understand the importance of talking to their children. However, it is easy…

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Using Your Backyard Wall for Improving Coordination

Using Your Backyard Wall to Improve Your Child’s Motor Coordination By: Kristen Henderson, M.S., OTR/L Kids Place West Pediatric Occupational Therapist At Kids Place, we are always looking for new activities to keep our patients moving and learning at home. The following activities will help to work on eye teaming, bilateral coordination, problem solving, frustration…

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

How to Improve a Child’s Body Awareness

How to Improve a Child’s Body Awareness by Hannah Whitty, Occupational Therapy Student Children with poor body awareness have increased difficulty knowing where their body is in space. Body awareness is an essential skill needed for children to properly participate in everyday tasks. Without appropriate body awareness, a child is unable to safely navigate their…

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Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic vs Land Therapy – What is the Difference?

Aquatic vs Land Therapy – What is the Difference? by Bobbi Michels, PT, DPT Kids Place West Pediatric Physical Therapist Aquatic physical therapy, like land-based physical therapy, is part of the physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty involving the expertise and knowledge of a licensed physical therapist. Land-based therapy incorporates rehabilitation of an individual using therapeutic…

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Pediatric Feeding Therapy

Strategies for Successful Family Mealtimes

Strategies for Successful Family Mealtimes by Christy Beauchamp, CCC-SLP Kids Place West Speech and Feeding Therapist Family meal times are a time to join together to sit and enjoy a variety of foods and conversations. But for families of picky eaters, family dinners can instead be stressful and even chaotic. Stress and anxiety overwhelm the…

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Pediatric Physical Therapy

The Importance of Crawling for Babies and Older Children

The Importance of Crawling for Babies and Older Children by Lauren Bacsalmasi, DPT Kids Place Central Pediatric Physical Therapist Frequently, we hear from parents of children who start walking without crawling, or they only scooted on their bottoms. It is important that children, even ones who are already walking, learn the skill of crawling and…

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