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What You Need to Know About “Stimming”

What Exactly IS Stimming? An easy way to understand stimming is as an action that people use in order to either make themselves have more energy or to calm down. The more accurate explanation is that the connections in our

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What Parents Need to Know About Teletherapy for Kids

Have you heard about teletherapy? Teletherapy is simply therapy, over the internet, through a live video connection. The treatment is very similar to what a child receives in person; it’s just done using a computer. If you’ve ever used FaceTime or Skype

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“A-Dough-Able” Valentine’s Activities for Kids

Play-dough has been around for ages and is a near-universal childhood toy. As an adult, even I love to knead and roll the stuff! But as much fun as play-dough is, it’s also a great choice for kids with delays

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It’s All Fun and Games: How to Make Therapy “Homework” Fun

At the end of each session, your child’s speech-language pathologist (SLP) recommends take-home activities for you to complete before your next session. You’re probably thinking, “Sure, let me get right on that after I prepare multiple meals for my entire

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Kid’s Creek Therapy is Turning 15!

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14…15! Do you remember what was happening fifteen years ago? Here are some facts to refresh your memory: 1.  The Lord of the Rings: The Return of

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Does My Teen Need Occupational Therapy?

A few weeks ago, I shared some guidelines for how to recognize if your baby may benefit from occupational therapy, and in that post I explained that a person’s “occupation” doesn’t have anything to do with a job (at least

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Five Tips for Less Stressful Holidays for Special Needs Families

With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, it’s full steam ahead for the Christmas season. Our routines change, activity ramps up, and often our children are exposed to new and unfamiliar people, places, smells, tastes, and experiences. Some kids love the

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Does My Baby Need Occupational Therapy?

When most people hear the word “occupation” they think of jobs or other activities that adults engage in, but actually occupation is defined as what a person needs or wants to do that is appropriate for his or her age or

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Happy Halloween from Kid’s Creek!

All of us here at Kid’s Creek Therapy have had a great time over the past week as we’ve celebrated one of our favorite holidays! For eight days, we’ve spotted nerds, geeks, athletes, heroes, and villains in the clinic, and

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How to Use an AAC Device at Halloween

Does your child use an AAC or communication device? Halloween is a popular holiday for many children, and there’s no reason why kids with AAC devices can’t participate fully in the fun! First, you’ll want to program some key Halloween

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