Melissa and Doug Shape Sorter Activity Bag

This is an excellent game for toddlers!  Practice matching shapes and putting toys into a container.  Great for cognitive skills, fine motor, and language all in one activity!


Pediatric Feeding Therapy Feeding Evaluations Episode 66

On this episode, I discuss the topic of Feeding Evaluations and Feeding Therapy with infants, toddlers, and young children.  The main discussion revolves around questions to ask parents as a therapist to start gathering information about how the child does with eating.

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Crossing Midline in Child Development Episode 64

On this episode, I talk about what the term “Crossing Midline”  means and what types of activities encourage this.  I also discuss what to look for when evaluating whether or not a child is having issues with being able to cross midline.

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Seymour, Tom. “Corpus Callosum: Function and Disorders.” Medical News Today, MediLexicon International, www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318065.php.

“Corpus Callosum.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 18 Mar. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corpus_callosum.

Bailey, Regina. “What Is the Corpus Callosum, and Whats Its Function in the Brain?” ThoughtCo, www.thoughtco.com/corpus-callosum-anatomy-373219.

“Help Your Child Develop the ‘Crossing the Midline’ Skill.” North Shore Pediatric Therapy, North Shore Pediatric Therapy Http://nspt4kids.Com/Wp-Content/Uploads/2016/05/nspt_2-Color-logo_noclaims.Png, 21 Sept. 2017, nspt4kids.com/parenting/help-your-child-develop-the-crossing-the-midline-skill/.


Top 5 Infant Developmental Milestones Episode 46

On this episode I talk about 5 of the most important milestones for infants, why they are important, and how to encourage your infant to do the activities for those milestones.

Boppy Nursing Pillow and Positioner, Peaceful Jungle

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Milliard Anti Burst Peanut Ball 23″

These are great for working on tummy time, prone positions for head and neck strengthening with kids, sitting balance, vestibular stimulation, and core activities and so much more!


The First Years Stacking (Nesting) Cups for Toddlers

 

These cups are great for toddler development.  Problem solving skills for figuring out how to put them together, color recognition and understanding, counting, etc.


Typical Development 12-24 month old Toddler Episode 42

On this episode, I discuss the typical development of toddlers between the ages of 12-24 months (or 1-2 years).  All areas of development are included such as: gross motor, fine motor, language, cognition, social/emotional, and self help.

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Melissa & Doug Classic ABC Wooden Block Cart Educational Toy With 30 Solid Wood Blocks

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Bober, Sally J., et al. “Toddlers’ Persistence in the Emerging Occupations of Functional Play and Self-Feeding.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 July 2001, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1869010&resultClick=3. Accessed 29 Sept. 2017.

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Child Development: Milestones & Sensory Processing
Information + Open Discussion for Parents of Young Children

Speaker: Allison Carter – Pediatric Occupational Therapist

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Head Lag Infant Development Episode 41

In this episode, I talk about head lag in infant development.  Head lag is where you pull the infant to a sitting position and watch to see if their head lags behind or lifts along with their body.  I discuss potential red flags with head lag.

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Flanagan, Joanne E., et al. “Head Lag in Infants at Risk for Autism: A Preliminary Study.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 Sept. 2012, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1851612&resultClick=3. Accessed 25 Sept. 2017.

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Auditory Processing Disorder Episode 40

On this episode, I talk about Auditory Processing versus Typical Toddler “Ignoring”.  This is a question so many parents of toddles with auditory processing issues have!  It can be difficult to tell if kids are acting certain ways because of sensory issues or just typical toddler behaviors.

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Ahn, R. R., Miller, L. J., Milberger, S., & McIntosh, D. N. (2004). Prevalence of parents’ perceptions of sensory processing disorders among kindergarten children. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 58, 287–293.

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