I’ve been in the field for ten years, and every treatment session, I work on tummy time, whether my client is a newborn or five years old. Tummy time is essential because it is the foundation of gross motor development and plays a huge role in fine motor, oral motor, and visual-motor skills. Additionally, it

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“Picky Eater”: Sensory Feeding Disorder or Oral Motor Deficit?

A “picky eater” can create stress during meal times, dismantling the caregiver’s and child’s trusting feeding relationship. When a child is consistently refusing foods, reluctant with new foods, or has dietary deficiencies due to a limited diet, it is essential to consult with a Speech-Language Pathologist who can properly evaluate, diagnose, and implement strategies to

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What is Occupational Therapy?

Attempting to explain the profession and scope of occupational therapy (OT) to those unfamiliar has remained an ongoing challenge since attending my OT master’s program. In graduate school, we learned what to say to best build understanding and highlight the profession’s significance. My professors would say, “Something short and sweet, like an elevator speech.”  That

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