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What Age Should A Child Start Talking

What Age Should A Child Start Talking? One of the most common questions that parents have is “when should my child start talking?” Although all children are different, there are some general guidelines to follow in regards to your child’s speech and language...

Why Does My Child Repeat What I Ask Them

Mom to son: "Do you want juice?" Son: "Do you want juice?" Mom: "No, I said do you want something to drink. You say yes or no." Son: "Yes or no."   Why does this child repeat the question ask of them?   Echolalia is defined as the tendency to repeat words...

Why Some Kids Behave Bad

One of our bald Occupational Therapists (see the Staff page for who that might be) once treated a child who was pretty much non-verbal.   The child had some aggression issues. When the child became frustrated he would lean over and pull your hair. As you can...

Does My Child Need Speech Therapy

Here are some “red flags” to look for in each area:   Receptive Language Difficulty following one or two-step commands Requires visual or tactile cues to follow commands or complete tasks   Expressive Language Uses very few words and/or is quiet most of the...

How Vision Affects Handwriting And School Performance

Little Susie and the Occupational Therapist are playing with blocks. The therapist makes a design with 5 blocks and asks Susie to copy it. She is focused, squinting her eyes and turning her head to one side and tries her best.   She keeps re-building her design,...

Teach Your Kids These Two Traits To Be Successful In Life

Children are very vulnerable to ridicule, harsh criticism, anger and yelling. Children deserve to grow up in a warm, safe and accepting environment. There are two different extremes in parenting techniques. The first is complete license or permissiveness, allowing the...

Education Should Instill Liberty Not Indifference

What follows is from a paper my (Scott) son wrote for a college level class he is taking. It concerns education but also has implications for how I think therapy should be conducted. I think most of us will agree that we did not get the ideal education and it has led...

Your Child’s Eyesight is Getting Worse and Here is Why

"The prevalence of myopia in the United States appears to be substantially higher in 1999-2004 than 30 years earlier."  So says the report from the research from the Journal of Epidemiology.   In the 1970's, around 25% of people age 12-54 were myopic or...

Scheduling Good Behavior

The child with a bad attitude prefers to make his own decisions, rebels against schedules created by others and takes pride in demanding his own way. Oddly enough, this same child, along with every other child and adult in the universe, craves routine and expectation....

ADD And ADHD Books

By Dr. Robert DeMaria, Robert De Maria Published 2005 Dr. Bob De Maria has been trained and tested in the utilization of nutritional and natural products and has focused his attention on seeking simple answers to tough questions. In addition to a chiropractic degree,...