A Sensory Approach to Feeding

Did you know by 3 your child’s diet should typically consist of a variety foods with various textures, sights, temperatures, colors and consistencies? If your child is not eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, meats, and mixed foods (such as mac and cheese or...

How to Encourage Your Child to Eat a Variety of Food

In order to learn about the world around them, children need to experience a variety of environments and situations. They need to be able to move, explore, climb, play, learn, and rest. In order to do all of these things as efficiently as possible, children need a...

Health and Social Impact of a Picky Eater

Mealtimes and food are such an important part of our society and culture. We eat together as families, we go out to restaurants with friends, and we bring appetizers and snacks to gatherings for all to enjoy. A significant amount of our social lives and family...

Why is Asking and Answering Questions Important?

Answering and asking questions is an important part of learning. We ask questions in order to learn more information about something, and we answer questions to provide more information. Asking and answering questions is not only a part of how we learn, but it is also...

Handwriting Tips To Grow On

After reading Prewriting Tips to Grow On and working on these skills with your child, you should be on the right track to begin handwriting letters and numbers with your child. 1.       By 5, your child should begin writing numbers 1-5 and capital letters of his/her...

Prewriting Tips To Grow On

1.       By a young age, encourage your child to color and explore using paper and crayons as this is an integral part of your child’s prewriting and fine motor development. Continue working on purposeful scribbling, coloring in large/small shapes, drawing...

How Communication Affects Frustration and Behavior

Frustration. We all experience moments of frustration, but the way in which we each handle our frustrations is very different and also very important. When children experience moments of frustrations it may include behaviors such as yelling, screaming, crying,...

How Can I Help My Child Sit Still in Class?

1.       Understand the time your child should be able to attend to a seated task.                         1 year:                       1 minute                         2 years:                     2-4 minutes                         3 years:                      8...

Why Are Crawling And Creeping Important For Development?

Why are crawling and creeping important for development? February 23, 2018 / Diane L. Crecelius, PT, CEO It is important to remember that each stage of development builds on another.  Each step is important for its own reason part of which is to build strength and/or...

First Year Of Development

Parenting needs to come with a handbook.  How many times have you thought that? Here is some helpful developmental guidelines so you can become an informed parent.  Know what to encourage and when! By 6 months your child should: Sit alone for short periods Begin to...