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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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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Solace Celebration: Andrew's Occupational Therapy

Solace Celebration: Andrew’s Incredible Progress in Occupational Therapy

A few times a month we are taking the opportunity to showcase the milestones and triumphs accomplished by the amazing kids we work with. Previously, we showed how Melia has been learning to crawl and eat with the help of speech and feeding therapy, and this week we want to highlight Andrew who has been meeting his milestones with the

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