What is Autism Spectrum Disorder and How is it Diagnosed and Treated?

Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a condition seen in children and adults that can affect the way that they are able to interact with others in social situations and may be accompanied by a wide range of adaptive patterns of behavior.  There is a wide range of symptoms and signs, and the severity of each can be very

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Sensory Processing Disorder in Children

When a child’s senses aren’t following through Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a condition that affects how the brain processes sensory information (stimuli). Specifically, the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses. Because the brain doesn’t understand how to respond to stimuli, a child, for instance, is likely to over or under-react to normal stimuli.

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Meet Joseph | Physical Therapist

Meet Joseph, a physical therapist and member of the Solace team since 2019. He earned his undergraduate degree in kinesiology from Michigan State University and his doctorate of physical therapy from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY. Describe your role at Solace. As a physical therapist, my roles and responsibilities are to improve a child’s safety in the home, help them

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Meet Taylor | Speech-Language Pathologist

Meet Taylor, speech-language pathologist at Solace Pediatric Home Healthcare. A member of the Solace team for three years, Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and speech-language pathology and a master’s in speech-language pathology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Describe your role at Solace: I am a speech-language pathologist (or speech therapist) and work with children from a variety of

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Pediatric Feeding Therapy, Help with Learning to Eat

Teaching a child to eat We have all experienced “picky eaters” but some of the issues surrounding mealtime go beyond a simple dislike of peas or asparagus. Some children gag when they try to eat, have an aversion to certain smells or textures, have difficulty swallowing, throw tantrums, or simply refuse to eat altogether. For these children, eating, drinking, and

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