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Sensory Strategies for Sleep

We all know how a good (or bad) night of sleep can make or break everything we do the next day – and even for days to come. Sleep allows our brains and bodies a chance to recharge and to

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A Proactive Approach to Autism in Young Children

The author of today’s post, Dr. Frederica Kennedy, will be joining our staff later this month as a pediatric occupational therapist. Dr. Kennedy has 17 years of experience, specializing in pediatrics, with particular emphasis in the areas of autism, developmental disabilities

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Parenting Autism by Doug and Jane Harper

On Tuesday, we shared with you a blog written by Kid’s Creek Therapy alum Daniel Harper, a college student who has autism, as part of National Autism Awareness Month. Today, we share some thoughts from his parents, Doug and Jane

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My Life With Autism by Kid’s Creek Alum Daniel Harper

April is National Autism Awareness Month! Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) now affects one in every 68 children in the US, and activities this month promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all. This week we welcome Daniel Harper, an “alum” of Kid’s

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How-To: Social Stories and Halloween

New situations can cause anxiety for some children, causing them to behave inappropriately. Many parents have asked me for help because their child wouldn’t stay buckled in the car, would behave appropriately in a store, or struggled at a birthday party. One of

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Back to School for Kids with Special Needs

Can you believe it’s almost time for school to start? Here at Kid’s Creek, we’ve enjoyed the more relaxed rhythms of summer, but we appreciate the structure that a new school year brings. We understand, though, that the beginning of

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What is a Listening Program, and Who Can Benefit?

Have you ever seen children wearing headphones in a therapy clinic? Did you wonder what they were doing? There’s a good chance they were using a “listening” (or “sound”) program as part of their occupational therapy. Listening programs are used

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Tackling Autism: At Home

Is your family affected by autism? Are you often rushing your child with autism from school, back home, and then off to therapies that are costing you monumental amounts of money per year? Do you feel inundated with information from school, speech, occupational

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Picky Eaters and Problem Feeders: Does Your Child Need Feeding Therapy?

We all have known at least one kid – and sometimes that kid was us! – who was a picky eater: the one who insists on chicken fingers instead of a hamburger, or who loves fruit but won’t touch a vegetable.

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