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Did You Know That Kid’s Creek Offers Music Therapy?

What is music therapy? Music Therapy is the use of music to achieve non-musical goals. Music therapists work toward similar goals to those of speech therapists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists, but using music as our medium! We help improve

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Why Structure and Consistency Are Important For Kids

Consistency and structure are beneficial both for our kiddos and for adults. It’s not something we think about a lot, but for children, what transpires during their days is largely out of their control. They don’t get to determine how

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What is Myofunctional Therapy and Does My Child Need It?

Disorders of the muscles of the face and mouth in children can cause issues with breastfeeding, facial skeletal growth and development, chewing, swallowing, speech, breathing, sleep, dental alignment, oral hygiene, and even social interactions (due to open mouth breathing, drooling,

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How to Succeed at the Holidays When You Have a Child With Special Needs

A few months ago, my children and I were visiting my mom for a few days. The daughter of my mom’s best friend (I’ll call her J) had just moved back to our hometown with her daughter, so my mom

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The Importance of Play

When assessing a child who has a potential language delay, therapists consider several factors. How many words is the child using? Does he understand different types of directions? Is he using words purposefully or functionally? For a child who is

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The Trick to the Battle of Wills

As a speech therapist, I’ve found that I can connect with some children right away. These children want to please me and work really hard – maybe we even make some progress in that first session! These sessions make me feel like

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My Medical Mission to the Philippines by Speech Therapist Marissa Habeshy

As many of you probably remember, last summer I went to China with Operation Smile. In January, I had the opportunity to travel across the world again….this time to the Philippines. This time, I went with the International Children’s Surgical Foundation (ICSF),

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The Importance of Celebrating Small Steps

All of us have OUR PLAN: big, small, vague, specific. It doesn’t matter what it is, everyone has a plan for themselves, their children, their family, their house, etc. You could have a 5-year plan, 10-year plan, a plan before

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Happy Birthday to Kid’s Creek!

We had a wonderful time celebrating Kid’s Creek Therapy’s 13th birthday on Saturday, January 28th. First we need to mention how wonderful our staff is and how much they love our patients. They took time out of their personal schedules

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We Think 13 is Pretty Lucky! Do You?

Kid’s Creek Therapy is turning 13 this year, so we think it’s a pretty darn lucky number! To show how lucky we think the number 13 is, for Friday the 13th, we had our 13 staff members share why they

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