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How Dangerous is Screen Time for Kids?

Many parents have concerns about, and spend hours battling with their children over, screen time – and for good reason.

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What I Learned From My Autistic Big Brother

My relationship with my autistic brother is a challenge, but I’ve learned so much from him, and I’m eager to watch his life transform.

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16 Outdoor Activities to Do With Your Child This Spring

Spring is here and now is a great time to take your kids outside. Outdoor activities encourage your child to take risks, solve problems, and explore independently, and promote sensory, social, cognitive, and motor challenges.

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Sensory Strategies for the Grocery Store

Is grocery shopping with your child a challenge? With so many products competing for the shopper’s attention, the grocery store is a full-on assault of color, noise, and confusion. It can be a challenge for kids with sensory issues to

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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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