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Healthy Habits for Parents

Healthy Habits for Parents

Can we have a “real talk”? Life is hard. Parenting is hard. Being a parent during stressful times is even harder. Being a mindful individual is even more difficult. How can we raise these tiny humans in a healthy way when we struggle with our own childhood traumas and...

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Healthy Habits for Parents

Can we have a “real talk”? Life is hard. Parenting is hard. Being a parent during stressful times is even harder. Being a mindful individual is even more difficult. How can we raise these tiny humans in a healthy way when we struggle with our own childhood traumas and...

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Medical vs Educational Models

Medical vs Educational Models

True or False: If your child qualifies for PT, OT, and/or SLP direct services in a school-based setting, he/she/they should qualify for outpatient services. If your child qualifies for PT, OT, and/or SLP services in an outpatient setting, he/she/they should qualify...

Staying the Course: Tackling Feeding Difficulties

Staying the Course: Tackling Feeding Difficulties

Whenever a fellow SLP asks me about the hardest part of Feeding Therapy, I tend to land on the same answer: getting the parent to “buy in.” If you are a caregiver who has dealt with a “picky eater,” I first want to say, I see you and I know your struggle. Feeling like...

Finding Meaning in Small Successes

Finding Meaning in Small Successes

"Make time to celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how big or how small." - Unknown During this unprecedented time, it can be hard to feel like anything is going right. It can be overwhelming to think of all of the things that need to get done in the day. It can...

Feedback, Feedback, 1, 2, 3

Feedback, Feedback, 1, 2, 3

The type of feedback you give (knowledge of performance or knowledge of results) will make a difference in your child’s ability to modify his tactics. In the second part of this post, you will learn how the different types of feedback can influence Johnny’s ability to...

Motor Planning 101

Motor Planning 101

You may have heard someone say this magical and mysterious word at some point; Motor Planning. What is it, and why is it so important? Motor planning is the ability to assess, plan, and organize a motor activity, and then implement the motor skills to achieve that...

Alone, But Together

Alone, But Together

During these trying times where families are being asked to take so much more onto their plates, please know that your therapists are here for you. As you are settling into new routines and expanding your role as a parent, did you ever think you’d also be asked to...

Is It Sensory or Behavior

Is It Sensory or Behavior

This presentation will help you decode your children's behaviors. Parents are frequently reaching out to FTC Kids Empowerment Center with questions about their child's behavioral responses to everyday life. They are often confused and overwhelmed. Raina Koterba will...

Allowing Your Child to Take the Lead

Allowing Your Child to Take the Lead

Oftentimes, I have parents express to me that their child has trouble listening to them or following directions. This can be perceived as a challenge, especially when trying to encourage your child to participate in a therapy session to fully engage in the games,...

Crawling

Crawling

Parents often ask me, “Is crawling really that important?” The answer is, “YES! I believe it is crucial for the development of various skills and learning.” There are interesting theories about a link between lack of crawling and ADD/ADHD and dyslexia. This stage is...

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