child development Tag

As a therapist with experience working with hundreds of families, I can attest that one of the most difficult moments of parenting can be first asking the question, “Is my child delayed?” Acknowledging that your child may have a developmental delay can be heart breaking and confusing. Since there are many approaches to parenting, there are many ways a parent...

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome/SIDS Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/CDC, 3500 infants die each year unexpectedly in the United States. This includes deaths from SIDS as well as unknown causes and accidental suffocation and strangulation. Since the 1994 SIDS awareness and Back-to-Sleep campaign began, the rates of death have declined by more than 50%. However, these rates have...

Since March is Women’s History Month and April National Occupational Therapy Month, I would like to take this opportunity to explain my often-misunderstood profession that is more than 90% female.  Occupational therapy (OT) is close to 100 years old in the United States.  It is a holistic health care profession that aims to promote health by enabling individuals to perform...

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