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Pediatric Feeding: Is it Sensory, Oral Motor, or Both?

The motor and sensory aspects of eating comprise the functions and coordination of muscles in the mouth as wells as the perception of food taste, temperature, and texture. Some children can have problems with either areas or both making eating process extremely challenging for parents, caregivers, and families. Feeding disorders are very common for children with oral motor or sensory …

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Be Part of an Autism Study at Kennedy Krieger Institute

SPARK for Autism, (aka “Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge”), the largest autism research organization designed to examine the medical and genetic aspects of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is inviting families that have children or individuals diagnosed with ASD to participate in their study worldwide. In partnership with Kennedy Krieger Institute, SPARK for Autism aims to gather and share …

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2Minute Tutorial How To Teach Your Child To Tie Shoes

How to Teach Your Child to Tie Shoe Laces

Are you having trouble teaching your child how to tie his or her shoes? Learning to tie shoe laces is quite tricky for most children. This life skill requires a level of dexterity that begins to develop approximately five to seven year old. Instructing and coaching children about this very important fine motor skill could be frustrating for some parents …

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Rethinking Baby Food Pouches

Throughout time, baby food pouches have been a popular choice for supplemental feeding among young children. These are mostly pureed food like fruits and vegetable, which are typically added with other ingredients believed to enhance favor and provide nutrients. Its’ colorful and squishy packaging is certainly appealing and convenient for babies and toddlers. For some parents, baby food pouches come …

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Therapeutic Benefits Of Swimming

Therapeutic Benefits of Swimming

For most families, summer is the perfect time to be in the water. They head out to the pool or swim in the beach, play games, and explore water fun activities. Some parents would actually enroll their children in swimming programs/camps or get involved in aquatic therapy to introduce basic swimming techniques and develop this significant life skill ultimately. Experts …

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Handwriting Sensory Summer Camp At Home

Sensory Handwriting Backyard Summer Camp

Are you looking to jump start your child’s day in a Summer Camp right at your own backyard? Carry over those handwriting skills from school to your home. “Sensory Handwriting Backyard Summer Camp” allows your child to explore handwriting exercises that enhance one’s sensory input and integrate play. You could expect your child to strengthen muscle groups of the shoulders, …

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Summer Developmental Activities For Kids

SUMMER is officially here! Some families are busy planning for vacation trips, outdoor entertainment, and other exciting adventures. While most people would like to travel and enjoy summer heat, there are several fun indoor or home ideas for children and parents to do together. As a matter of fact, it is a good opportunity for children to exercise those large and …

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Help Your Child Sit Still at School

Previously, we featured an article about common reasons why some children cannot seem to sit still in class. Today, we will share some tips to address this issue. Getting a student’s attention, engaging them in daily lessons, and making them receptive to learning could be very frustrating for teachers at times. Having students who seem restless, fidgety, moves constantly, and …

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Why Johnny Can’t Name His Colors

Have you ever wondered why some children seem to have difficulty naming colors? Do they understand the colors accurately? Some people might ask, “Are they colorblind?”, “Is it a vision problem?”, “Is it associated with learning?”, “Is color blindness hereditary?”. Well, a child’s ability to recognize different colors begins to develop typically around three years of age, and develop fully …

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Sensory Integration: A way to support individuals with anxiety

Anxiety is a state of emotion that affects many people and impacts one’s performance and functioning significantly. Some life situations create a feeling of worry, nervousness, or apprehension about the future. Stress, tension, agitation, and lack of peace of mind are frequent signs of anxiety. Several disorders could stem from excessive anxiety but it could also occur for unknown reasons. …

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