child development

ABC’s Interactive Screening Tool

What is it? A tool to help parents know what their child should be doing and when.  How does it work? It is simple.  Simply plug in your child’s birthdate.  The gross motor, fine motor, language and sensory tasks that your child should do at that age will pop up.  Answer the questions indicating what your child can and cannot...

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Letter To Your Child

Ever wonder what you would write if you could write a letter to your child? Our children are our most precious gift.  What would you say if you were to write a letter to your child? I know I would want to inspire.  I would not tell them they can be anything they want to be.  Instead I would teach...

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ABC Pediatric Therapy Boy on trapeze swing

From 1 to 2, building phrases!

By the time a toddler has a vocabulary of at least 30-40 words, they begin to put words together into 2-word phrases (the child must be USING the 30-40 words in spontaneous speech to comment/request/label, not just imitating). The general “rule of thumb” is that at age one, children use only ONE word to communicate, then at age two, they...

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ABC Pediatric Therapy reading picture book

Happy Reading! All About Books

With the holiday season fast approaching, many of us are beginning to think about the gifts we need to buy and what we hope to receive. It’s easy to get caught up in the latest trends of toys and technology, but one gift that keeps giving are books. Yes, books! Books may seem old-school to a few, but understanding the...

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Red Flags in Early Communication Development

By 6 Months ·       Does not laugh or squeal ·       Does not look toward new sounds ·       No eye contact with parent By 9 Months ·       Has limited or no babbling By 12 Months ·       Does not point to objects ·       Does not use gestures such as waving By 15 Months ·       Does not have “first” word ·       Does not...

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ABC Pediatric Therapy Board game

Gift Ideas for Elementary school aged children

The holidays are just around the corner and family and friends will be wondering what to get your child this year. With hours spent at school, popular video games and TV shows, children are sitting more and more. This year consider some of the following ideas to get your child moving and help support their development! Gift ideas for Elementary...

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Toddlers

Coming up to the holiday season, many parents have questions about the best toys for their toddlers.  Our day to day routines have evolved to promote children spending time in “containers.” This can be sitting in a car seat, jumpers, activity chairs, long periods in high chairs, etc. While convenient and necessary, it is also important to encourage your child...

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