By: Ashley Glasser, MS, OTR/L Think of the word “occupation” as how a person occupies their time. How does a child spend their time? They play with toys, move their body, get themselves dressed, take a bath, socialize with peers, interact with family members, eat a meal, complete their homework, watch television, dance to a […]
Important COVID-19 Update: All In-Person Appointments Cancelled
As we have been monitoring the rapidly-changing nature of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily cancel all in-person appointments until March 30th, 2020. Our number one goal during this time is the health and safety of our families as well as our therapists. We are taking several steps to ensure that our […]
Why do we do therapy in your home?
By: Ashley Glasser, MS, OTR/L Spectrum Pediatrics is unique in our approach to providing therapy services for our families. Backed by evidence, and seen in the progress our clients make, we have found that weaving therapy strategies into a child’s everyday routines has the biggest impact. Our therapists prefer to meet families at their home, […]
Nonverbal Language: What is it and why is it important?
As a speech therapist with young children, we often coach parents through helping their 2 month old communicate.
Baby Container Misconceptions
In exersaucers, jumperoos, and walkers, a little baby learns from a very early age to lean their trunk forward against the front of the bucket seat or to sit in the bucket seat.
Tips for Improving Your Child’s Communication
At Spectrum Pediatrics, we often find ourselves talking to parents about small changes they can make during their daily routines to help build their child’s communication skills.
Coaching: Why Do We Ask So Many Questions?
So what’s with all those questions we ask during therapy sessions? In coaching, therapists or “coaches” use reflective questions to help caregivers gain insights into a problem
Introducing Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics!
We are so excited to announce our new specialty division, Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics! Thrive offers feeding therapy, family mealtime coaching, and feeding tube weaning.
Why the Push For Tummy Time?
You may often hear your physical therapist or pediatrician push for tummy time. Why is it so important? Back in the early 1990s, The American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents to adhere