Family Resources

Signs of Improper Oral Resting Posture

  What is “Oral resting posture”? Oral resting posture refers to the position of the jaw and tongue during daily activities – while you’re watching TV, riding in the car, or even sleeping. Most people are probably unaware of their oral resting posture unless it is brought to their attention. Take a minute to think […]

Favorite toys for early intervention/speech development

Recommendations for toys you can use in early intervention from one of our certified speech-language pathologists.   Farm Animal Set: Target expressive language by: -Using environmental sounds: moo, oink-oink, nay, bah -Producing other “fun” noises like: pretending the animal is eating/drinking (the sillier you are, the more likely you are to get imitations!) -Producing VC/CV/CVC […]

What do occupational therapists do on a daily basis? (Part 2)

Child playing in ball pit

Whether your child is just starting therapy or they have been in therapy for years I’m sure you’ve wondered…what is occupational therapy? What do pediatric occupational therapists do? Do they help my child with job skills? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. The name can be somewhat misleading, especially when it comes to pediatrics. But did […]

What do occupational therapists do on a daily basis? (Part 1)

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Whether your child is just starting therapy or they have been in therapy for years I’m sure you’ve wondered…what is occupational therapy? What do pediatric occupational therapists do? Do they help my child with job skills? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. The name can be somewhat misleading, especially when it comes to pediatrics. But did […]

What Are Fine Motor Skills?

Mikah & Annastyn-Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skills are one’s ability to control the use of the small muscles in the hands and fingers. Fine motor development is an important part of the toddler and childhood years to help the child be more independent in day-to-day tasks. Think about zipping a coat, buttoning pants, unlocking a door, writing your name, […]

Important Considerations When It Comes To Pediatric Teletherapy

Teletherapy Child

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested our ability to innovate and continue to provide skilled therapy through a different means. Teletherapy has challenged clinicians in multiple areas of healthcare, but especially in the pediatric physical therapy realm. Virtual learning and online therapy appointments have also created unique challenges for patients and families. Below see some considerations […]

Therapy Moments: Easy Communication Builders

Lianne Kustes (APT Speech Language Pathologist) stopped in this month to share some simple strategies to encourage your child’s communication. These easy tips can help build “therapy” into everyday routines. One of the things I tell parents on a daily basis is to allow your child to try to communicate with you, rather than always […]

Learning Communication Skills through Fun

by Lianne Kustes, Speech-Language Pathologist Working with little ones means that you get to have FUN while teaching them effective ways to communicate and build language skills! Use toys in their “purposeful” way, but also in creative and different ways other than what they are “meant” for. For example: use a bowling set to work […]

November Sensory Processing Support Group

The next support group meeting is Tuesday, November 18, 2014, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  Stephanie White with Louisville Family Fun will be at the meeting to share all the fun things that Louisville has to offer our families!  Bring a friend and share the news!  This meeting is for adults only. Meeting location: […]

Your Child and Food: “Picky” or “Selective”?

by Jenny Penland, APT Occupational Therapist             Is mealtime with your child a game of wills rather than a happy family bonding time? Jenny Penland, OT, shares insight that may help you better understand your child’s eating habits and why he or she displays a preference or aversion to certain foods. The theories may surprise […]