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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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What Is a Parent’s Role at Therapy?

Week after week, parents bring their children to our clinic. They walk in our doors, hand-in-hand with their children, and trust that when their child goes back to the treatment room the therapist knows best. It’s important for parents to

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How Important Is Crawling to Baby’s Development?

Many parents whose children skip the crawling phase believe that their children are not only developing typically but are actually advanced. When parents report that their child has skipped crawling, the pediatrician may (or may not) indicate that it’s an

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Special Needs and Internet Safety

These days it seems the entire world is at our fingertips via the wonder known as the Internet. While the Internet is a valuable tool and very much a part of our daily life, it is not without its dangers.

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What Executive Functions Are and How to Develop Them In Your Child

“Why does my child often seem disorganized? I told him the same thing five times and he still did not remember! He has trouble planning and checking his work…It is difficult for him to switch from one activity to another or

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How Attention Affects Speech and Language Development

We all know how frustrating it feels to try to communicate with someone who is not paying attention. We have something important to say, but our conversation partner is checking her phone, looking everywhere but us, and when we ask

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Speech Generating Devices and the LAMP Program

Kid’s Creek Therapy recently hosted the LAMP conference, an event where SLPs, OTs, teachers, paraprofessionals, ABA therapists, and parents gathered to learn more about the LAMP approach to augmentative alternative communication (AAC). All of our SLPs, in addition to one

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