Online Resources for Physical Therapists

Online Resources for Physical Therapists

It's great to collaborate with co-workers and use your schooling materials to further your education - but sometimes, the greatest resource at your disposal is your laptop (or even your smart phone!) ...
How to Teach Following Directions

How to Teach Following Directions

Believe it or not, we are not born with an innate desire to follow directions. This is a lesson any parent has learned as they’ve tried to get their little one to listen. If your kid is at this age, here are a few tips when you want to teach them how to follow your directions. ...
What Is Cooperative Play?

What Is Cooperative Play?

“Play is the work of childhood.” –Mr. Rogers ...
What is SPD?

What is SPD?

Sensory processing, sometimes called sensory integration, is a term that refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. ...
Why Should my Child Stay Active?

Why Should my Child Stay Active?

The Center for Disease Control guidelines state that children and adolescents should do 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. You may be wondering why it is so important for your child to get physical activity every day. ...
Understanding Leg Braces

Understanding Leg Braces

If you think your child may need leg braces, or you've been told by your Physical Therapist that this is so, you may have a few questions! Here are some answers from one of our PTs, Hannah Wells: ...
What Should You Expect in a PT Evaluation?

What Should You Expect in a PT Evaluation?

We are excited to meet you and your child and to work alongside of you to improve your child’s mobility skills! Your child will first complete a Physical Therapy Evaluation before any treatment sessions will take place. ...
Alphabet Soup: Understanding ABA Lingo

Alphabet Soup: Understanding ABA Lingo

If your child is receiving a variety of therapies the acronyms can really start to add up. ABA, or Applied Behavior Analysis, is particularly notorious for having its own set of letters and terms. This is a brief guide to making sense of the alphabet soup related to ABA. ...
My Child Bolts or Runs Away From Me: What Do I Do?

My Child Bolts or Runs Away From Me: What Do I Do?

Elopement is the clinical term for the behavior of running away, leaving a designated building or area, or wandering without caregiver supervision. To some extent, all children are prone to elopement at one time or another, but if it happens on a regular basis it can become a...
7 Ways to Help Students with ADHD Concentrate

7 Ways to Help Students with ADHD Concentrate

By Ginger Geldreich Jones
What can I do for my students with ADHD? ...
Should Your Child Get a Fidget Spinner?

Should Your Child Get a Fidget Spinner?

By Cassie Swihart
Short Answer: The fidget spinner used as a toy, definitely.  Toys are appropriate for everyone! ...
Beach Sensory Prep for Summer Fun

Beach Sensory Prep for Summer Fun

By Cassie Swihart
Taking your kids with sensory issues to the beach can be an ordeal. Here are a few things you can try at home prior to your trip to make it easier on them! ...