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A Pediatric Perspective

September 22, 2014 9:49 AM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
Yesterday morning on the way to work I was listening to WWYZ, the local country music station. The two guys on the morning show (Broadway and Don Juan) were talking about a woman who had just called in. She was upset that she had been at the grocery store Read More...
Childhood Depression
August 15, 2014 9:00 AM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
When I heard that Robin Williams had passed away my heart broke. When I learned that he had been suffering from severe depression and committed suicide my heart shattered. Depression - an often misunderstood disease. A disease that is not easy for those Read More...
Bedtime Routines
August 8, 2014 10:02 AM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
We all know the importance of what a good night's sleep means to a child. It allows their body to heal and repair itself. It gives the brain time to grow and develop. A good night's sleep will also result in better behavior during the day and better ability Read More...
Feeding Intervention Strategies
March 21, 2014 10:36 AM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
I attended a workshop this past weekend on feeding intervention strategies for infants with special needs. It was offered by our local state education resource center. The person who was giving the talk was a SLP who has been working with children and Read More...
Oh, Look, a Squirrel!
March 10, 2014 1:28 PM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
My youngest son was diagnosed with ADD (Attention Deficient Disorder). For those who aren't familiar with ADD a conversation can go something like this: Me: "Hey bud, how was school? Do you have any homework?" N: "Good. I don't think so. I'll check. Can Read More...
Revised MCHAT Screening Tool for Autism
January 16, 2014 11:29 AM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children receive autism screening when they are 18 months and again when they are 24 months old. Healthcare professionals have been using the MCHAT to do this screening and although it was a good Read More...
Gift Ideas for Children with Special Needs
November 7, 2013 8:50 AM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
Well it's that time of year again. The holidays are right around the corner. As a Birth-to-Three provider I am often asked if I have any suggestions on what gifts would be appropriate for the children I work with. My first suggestion is to think about Read More...
Therapist, Mother, Writer, Advocate, Friend
September 11, 2013 9:14 AM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
I wanted to take today's blog to share with you a little bit about who I am, where I've come from, and where I'm hoping to go. I'm hoping this little insight may make you feel a little more comfortable in asking for advice, sharing your stories, or just Read More...
Is Kindergarten the New 1st Grade?
February 19, 2013 1:33 PM by Cecilia Cruse
Last week I presented at another conference for early childhood educators. Entitled 10 Terrific Tips for DAP Fine Motor Skills the workshop covered important sensory and motor components needed for developing good hand skills. (See my blog from last spring Read More...
Born Addicted
February 10, 2013 5:15 PM by Cecilia Cruse
This past week I was catching up with a dear friend and colleague who works the NICU in a busy urban acute care hospital. Her role as an OT has shifted as she responds to a growing trend in the US: that the number of newborns showing symptoms of withdrawal Read More...
Top 5 Blog Posts for 2012
December 29, 2012 11:08 AM by Cecilia Cruse
As my year as your peds blogger comes to a close, I thought I would give you a rundown of the top 5 most popular posts. 5. Weighing in at the fifth spot was the final update on the DSM-5 due out next May: SPD Excluded from DSM-5 . 4. The AJOT published Read More...
Is Smart Technology Changing Developmental Milestones?
February 26, 2012 11:12 AM by Cecilia Cruse
I was most intrigued by a recent study which states that up to 40% of 2-4 year olds and even 10% of babies under age one have used some type of smart phone or tablet already. The news clip included a toddler who could access and move pages on an iPad, Read More...


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