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A Must Have Early Intervention Resource!
June 19, 2013 1:21 PM by Cecilia Cruse
If you work in EI in any capacity, check out this new video from the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Entitled Bringing The Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders into Focus , it is the work of Rebecca Landa, Ph.D, CCC-SLP the Director of the Center for Autism Read More...
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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...
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Preventing “Bucket Babies”
November 30, 2012 5:24 PM by Cecilia Cruse
This past week I presented a workshop to a child care provider network. This insightful group of mentors and educators were passionate about finding ways to adapt the current programs in many of their centers to include more sensory motor concepts. As Read More...
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Being a Copy Cat Eater ...
November 28, 2011 1:16 AM by Wendy Hof
Parents will often ask me why is it that they child will eat things at daycare but not at home. It is a very valid question and one I wish I had the answer to. I found it to be true even with my own children. I would pick them up at the end of the day Read More...
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Tuesday Tidbit - Nuk brush 2 ~ local sightings ~
March 9, 2010 8:52 PM by Wendy Hof
In an earlier blog post I had spoken about the usefulness of the Nuk Brush and listed several places that sell it. The sites I listed were therapy sites as that was the only place I have been able to find them. Until now, that is. Last Friday I was in Read More...
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Sensory Overload & Santa
December 21, 2009 10:32 AM by Wendy Hof
Recently I received an email from one of the families I work with who has a young 3yr old child who has sensory integration challenges. This wee one gets overloaded very easily when it comes to new people or new places or new anything. Mom and Dad thought Read More...
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Tuesday Tidbit - The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
December 2, 2009 12:51 AM by Wendy Hof
In March I wrote a blog about visiting Toys*R*Us and offered some suggestions on websites that offered more than your usual selection of toys. I receive an email from Stephanie Oppenheim who shared with me her website (the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio) and Read More...
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Feeding Difficulties - Ability vs Motivation
November 18, 2009 11:49 PM by Wendy Hof
One of the most challenging things when it comes to working with a family who has a child who "won't eat" is figuring out how much of it may be due to the child's inability to eat (sensory problems, physical problems, processing disorders, etc) and how Read More...
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Tuesday Tidbit (tadbit tardy) - Finger Feeding help
November 3, 2009 11:14 PM by Wendy Hof
One of the challenges of working with toddlers and their independent self-feeding skills is that you are sometimes challenged to work with a toddler who doesn't have the skills to be independent but is at that age where they are striving to do it all Read More...
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