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Does Your Child Have Disrupted Fluency? Jul 27th, 2021

As a parent, you’re keenly aware of developmental milestones your child has met. Lately, maybe you’re noticing something doesn’t seem quite right when he talks as you compare his speech to that of other children his age. Their speech is like yours: a smooth flow of words you can easily...

Anxiety Isn’t Just An Adult Problem Jun 16th, 2021

During the past year, many family routines were completely upended by the global pandemic,  resulting in increased anxiety in children and adults. For children, going to school changed to sitting in front of a screen. Mom or Dad may have lost a job, contributing to stress in the household. Daily...

Signs Your Child May Have a Stutter May 3rd, 2021

Is your child having trouble getting his words out? As children learn new words, it’s normal to have periods of disfluency when trying to communicate. For example, it’s not uncommon for children to occasionally stumble over words, repeat sounds, prolong sounds, as in “ssssss,” or use long pauses between words....

Why Early Intervention for Autism Is Important Apr 12th, 2021

Do you think your toddler is missing some important milestones, such as forming words and enjoying his relationship with you? If your bundle of joy isn’t responding as you think he should, your parent’s intuition shouldn’t be ignored.  If your baby isn’t babbling and pointing, reaching, or waving in back-and-forth...

The Potential Complications of Low Birth Weight Mar 8th, 2021

Was your baby premature? If so, your baby likely had a lower birth weight than normal. Babies weighing less than 5 pounds, 8 ounces are considered low birthweight, whether or not they’re premature. Those babies who weigh less than 3 pounds, 5 ounces at birth are classified as very low...

What to Expect During Your Child's Speech Therapy Session Feb 12th, 2021

Your child has been diagnosed with a speech delay or disorder. She’s been through an assessment to determine where the trouble spots are, and now she’s beginning therapy. As her parent, of course you’re anxious and want to help any way you can. You likely have many questions about the...

How to Tell if Your Child Has Torticollis Jan 1st, 2021

You have so much to learn and absorb with a new baby at home. Like most new parents, you’re keenly observant of all of your baby’s movements. In the last few weeks, you’ve been noticing that he always wants to lie with his head rolled to one side. He’s not...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

My Baby Isn't Nursing Well Dec 3rd, 2020

You’re thrilled to be a new mother and engage in so many new experiences. You want to nurse your baby to ensure that she receives the best nutrition possible — your breast milk. However, something seems amiss, because nursing isn’t going smoothly.  Signs of nursing problems When nursing your baby,...

How to Help Children With Dysgraphia Nov 1st, 2020

You’ve noticed that your kindergarten or early elementary child isn’t able to form age-appropriate letters when he tries to write, and his sentences are completely illegible. From 5 to 20 percent of children have difficulty with writing; many of them will be diagnosed with a learning disability called dysgraphia.  If...

At What Age Do Most Children Play? Oct 7th, 2020

Because play is critically important to a child’s mental, physical, social, and emotional development, the UN High Commission for Human Rights recognizes it as every child’s right. Your child learns about the world around him and about interacting with others when he plays with other children. He learns how to...

Help! My Child Won't Eat Sep 9th, 2020

Children are creatures of habit. If you’ve recently had a big change in your household, whether it’s moving to a new neighborhood or bringing home a baby, it can cause stress for your child, and he may react by not eating. This type of refusal to eat is usually short-lived....

5 Myths About Autism Spectrum Disorder Aug 13th, 2020

So much has been written about autism in the popular press, and social media contain so many stories, that it may be hard to separate fact from fiction. If your child has been diagnosed with autism or you suspect your child has autism, you’re searching for answers. Following are five...

Delayed Speech: What Age is Normal? Jul 10th, 2020

Your baby or toddler is the center of your world. You want to ensure he or she is developing normally. If they’re not using as many words as other children their age, you may be concerned. If you’ve mentioned it to others, they may relate stories of relatives and friends...

Methods to Help Your Child Cope With Anxiety Jun 24th, 2020

Anxiety in children and teens has spiked in recent years. How can you help your child manage anxiety so that he or she can move ahead in school and life? Parents may rush to remove the source of a child’s anxiety if they can. However, that may not always be...

Help Your Child Build Confidence With Speech Therapy May 27th, 2020

If your young child has a speech or language disorder, you’re likely seeking help to alleviate problems as he or she grows older. It doesn’t take an expert to see that children can develop emotional and psychological issues stemming from a lack of self-esteem when their speech is impaired.  At...

Myths About ADHD Every Parent Needs to Know Apr 20th, 2020

Your child has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Having the diagnosis may be a relief, as it usually explains why your child seems to have a motor inside that’s always churning, why transitions such as moving from TV to bedtime are difficult, and why they have frequent...

How Can I Prepare My Child For Occupational Therapy? Mar 2nd, 2020

You’re looking forward to what occupational therapy can help your child accomplish, but you’re concerned about his reaction to yet another trip to a new place where he’ll be interacting with adults he doesn’t know. How should you prepare your child for an occupational therapy evaluation and subsequent appointments?    ...

6 Signs Your Child May Have Torticollis Feb 1st, 2020

If you’re a parent, the health of your child is the most important thing in your life. You want to see your baby grow into a well-functioning adult. Some babies get a condition called torticollis, which results in the head turning slightly to the side. It’s important to get early...

The Importance of Tummy Time: Here's Everything You Need to Know Jan 2nd, 2020

From the moment they exit the womb, babies are on a fast track of growth, and you want to make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. But there’s a lot of information you need to absorb about their rapid development, and that information can be confusing as you...

Helping Your Child Cope With Dysgraphia Dec 1st, 2019

When a child first enters school and begins learning the basic skills they need to make their way in life, any bump in the road can be an enormous source of frustration and anxiety. Such is certainly the case for children with dysgraphia, a learning disability that affects their ability...

Development Milestones to Look for During Your Baby's First Year Nov 1st, 2019

From the moment they exit the womb, babies grow at a dizzying rate until they reach adulthood, but the milestones they should meet during the first year of development are among the most important. This phase of development sets the stage for your baby’s future, so it’s important to monitor...

How Occupational Therapy Can Address Your Child's ADHD Oct 1st, 2019

The world sees your ADHD child as hyperactive, inattentive, and disruptive. But you see beyond that — and so do we. At Little Wonders Pediatric Therapy, we see the immense potential in children with ADHD, and our philosophy is to approach your child’s unique and specific needs with an anatomical,...

Warning Signs that May Mean Your Child Needs Speech Therapy Sep 1st, 2019

Children accomplish so much during their first couple of years. In a matter of months, they learn to crawl, walk, talk, and socialize with others. Most of the skills your child learns come with an expected age range. For instance, most babies begin to crawl between 6 and 10 months,...

How Your Picky Eater Can Benefit from Feeding Therapy Aug 1st, 2019

At some point, every kid goes through a picky eating phase, where they don’t like brussels sprouts or they refuse to try tomatoes. But in most cases, they grow out of it. For a parent, it’s difficult to know when you’re dealing with a normal stage of life and when...

Signs That Your Baby Needs Occupational Therapy Jul 1st, 2019

A baby’s only occupation is to grow, learn, and develop the skills that lead to increased independence and connection to others. Unfortunately, some babies are slow to develop these skills, which creates a shaky foundation for learning the stuff of life. Little Wonders Pediatric Therapy offers baby occupational therapy, which...

What is Torticollis, and What Can You Do About It? Jun 4th, 2019

After a nine-month sleep in a cramped womb, some newborns enter the world with the equivalent of a stiff neck, called torticollis. Although the cause isn’t entirely known, it’s believed that the position of the fetus while in the uterus can contribute to the kinked neck, as well as the...

What Are the Signs My Child Has Anxiety? Jun 1st, 2019

A big test at school. The first practice of a new sports team. Sleeping over at a friend’s house for the first time. Many everyday situations can make your child feel nervous or afraid. And a little bit of anxiety is normal — even helpful — as it helps give...

How to Tell if Your Child Is Delayed in Hearing and Speech May 13th, 2019

When your child is born, you anxiously await the news that everything is in good order — 10 fingers and 10 toes, as they say. But it’s the next 2-3 years when you can truly get an idea about your child’s development and function, especially when it comes to speech...

A Child Who Struggles With Writing May Have a Condition Called Dysgraphia Apr 15th, 2019

Developing fine motor skills, such as handwriting, is often a difficult task for children at the start of their education. It takes time to develop dexterity, concentration, and proficiency in handwriting. Thus, many parents might misinterpret their child’s struggle with handwriting as a normal developmental stage rather than dysgraphia, a...

Does My Child Need Speech Therapy? Mar 25th, 2019

Most parents listen expectantly and celebrate enthusiastically when they hear actual words like ma-ma or da-da mixed in with their baby’s babbling. And rightly so. It’s the ability to express themselves through speech that helps define children as unique and valuable individuals with minds of their own. However, when speech...