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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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