child development

Allowing Opportunities

  Being a parent in today’s world can be overwhelming and frankly scary. We are constantly being reminded of the ‘bad’ things that could happen to our own precious children due to being surrounded by social media. We are also more aware and educated about development which is a blessing but can lead to anxiety and worry. As a pediatric...

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Summer Screen Time Check List and an I’m Bored List

Summertime comes with lots of excitement! Between no school, trips to the pool, outside play, playdates with friends, and late bedtimes, summer serves as a great time for kids to re-boot from the school year and enjoy their main occupation, to play! Summer also comes with its own unique set of woes for parents…the dreaded phrase “I’m bored” or “can...

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Home Activities for Your 4-5 Year Old

The following are several different activities that you could do at home, both inside and outside, for your 4-5 year old kiddo.   View this post on Instagram   That’s why we integrate play into all of our therapies! #abcpediatrictherapy #play #playtherapy #qotd #quotes #pediatrictherapy #therapy A post shared by ABC Pediatric Therapy (@abcpedtherapy) on Mar 29, 2018 at 8:34am...

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Home Activities for Your 2-3 Year Old

The following are several different activities that you can do at home, both inside and outside, for your 2-3 year old kiddo. Inside Activities: « Practicing Stairs – walking upstairs reciprocally (one foot passing the other), progressing from use of one handrail to no handrail. To make it fun, make it into a game with building blocks or with putting...

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ABC Pediatric Therapy Playing Monopoly

Occupational Therapy? I Can Do That!

THERAPY IS PLAY!  Occupational therapy from a parent’s perspective: Why is the therapist playing with my child, and why am I paying for someone to play with my child when I could do this at home? Occupational therapy from an OT’s perspective: How can I make this fun and purposeful, while giving this child a challenge? OT’s have a method...

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Tummy Time Tips and Tricks

  Look what I can do! At 0-3 months old, I will be able to start holding my head up when placed on my tummy.  At first, I will be looking straight down, but with practice, I will be able to lift it even higher.  Make sure my arms are under me so I learn to push up. At 3-6...

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Dressing Skills As You Grow

For a child, getting themselves dressed is a big accomplishment and can boost their self-esteem. There are many skills that are needed to get dressed including fine and gross motor skills, bilateral integration (the ability to use both sides of your body together with coordination), sequencing (putting skills together to achieve a final task), strength, motor planning (the ability to...

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Keeping Your Child Busy During The Winter Months

Winter time can be difficult for kids and parents, especially kids with higher sensory needs. Being stuck inside more means less time outside and fewer options for movement activities. Here are some ideas to get your kids moving and to keep them busy during those long winter months: – Check out your local library for different classes they have –...

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I filled out the Interactive Screening Tool and my child is receiving services elsewhere? What do you suggest?

ABC Pediatric Therapy Network is always about progress!  If you are receiving services somewhere other than ABC Pediatric Therapy Network and your child is achieving success, DO NOT change a thing.  That is what ABC is all about …. SUCCESS!  We want your child to be consistently showing progress.  We, like you, want your child to reach their maximum potential....

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I Filled Out The Interactive Screening Tool….Now What?

The ABC Interactive Screening Tool was developed to empower the parent. We want parents to know what to challenge and when. We do not want your child arriving at preschool or kindergarten not being able to cut, put on their coat or eat the snack provided. What can you, as a parent, do to ensure your child is reaching their...

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Is your child meeting their developmental milestones?