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Development

Tummy Time- How Important is it?

Tummy time or playing while prone is an important step for overall development for babies; it helps to build core and head strength (which then helps with speech development and feeding)

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Autism

Uniform Woes

What To Do When Your Kid Says, ‘Not Uniforms Again’!  School is coming back and it’s that time of year to start purchasing new uniforms

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Health

Pill Swallowing Tips

Use a straw instead of drinking from the cup. It keeps your head more in neutral instead of tipping it back (which makes swallowing more difficult

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Development

Potty Training 101 Being a parent to a precious toddle is so rewarding, exciting, and….. HARD, right?! There are so many choices to make on

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Development

Our Amazing Eyes

Our amazing eyes! Our eyes are amazing. They allow us to see everything around us, perceiving all of the colors, shapes and forms which make

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English as a Second Language

English as a second language is an important part of language learning for many people around the world. Immersion is one of the biggest ways we accomplish language learning.

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Feeding Therapy Success Story

When he was 15-18 months old, we started to notice many changes in his development. His eating habits changed, and he was no longer eating a variety of different foods.

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Occupational Therapy Success Story

Kim is a supermom.  Her amazing carryover and dedication to her daughters possible success is what made Kate the amazing and independent high schooler she is today.

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Autism

What is ESAP?

If you have a little one with autism, trying to decide if your child is ready for preschool and what school might be a good fit can be a challenging and overwhelming subject.

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Parent Resources

Holiday Gift Guide

The winter holidays are quickly approaching, which means it is time to start thinking about gift ideas for all the lovely kiddos in your life!

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Sensory Processing

Going beyond the 5 Senses

Most people are taught that there are 5 senses: touch, taste, smell, vision, and sound. We learn about these in school, we can easily identify

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Fine Motor

Getting Ready to Write!

Ever wonder why occupational therapists spend so much time working with a child WITHOUT a pencil in their hand? OTs know handwriting takes so much

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Holidays

Holiday Toy Guide!

The holidays are in full swing which means every day my inbox is flooded with emails from companies looking to sell their wares– not to

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Holidays

Sensory Friendly Holiday Events

The holidays are fast approaching, and it seems like there’s some type of event or celebration daily for the remainder of November and December.  When

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Parent Resources

Every Day Heroes

It can feel like every where you turn these days, there are negative and disturbing stories about how people treat each other – which is

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Holidays

The Holiday Season is Upon Us!

The most wonderful time of the year can be challenging for children due to school breaks, holiday festivities, family events, and the many changes in schedules overall.

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Parent Resources

Why Summer Shouldn’t Just Be Vacation Time

While summer vacation is always looked forward to by students, parents, and teachers, a growing body of research indicates that students lose some of the skills they learned over the previous school year.

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Therapist Thoughts

Teaching Children to Think

One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is to help them learn how to solve problems. Sometimes, in our effort to minimize our childrens’ struggles, we might tend to swoop in to help them more than is needed,

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Therapist Thoughts

Making a Difference

I’m pretty sure I have the best job in the world. (According to NBCnews.com, it’s #10, but what do they know?) Every day, without fail, I can say that I have done something that has made a positive impact on a child’s life.

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Therapist Thoughts

Daring to Be Different

It is safe to say that our speech-language pathologists (SLP) here at the Galvin Therapy Center are very different from your average SLPs in the therapy world. We tend to break the mold of what someone may think a typical speech-language pathologist does on a daily basis. Why do we break the mold, you ask? Simple.

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Occupational Therapy

The Scenic Route to Becoming an Occupational Therapist

What I love so much about working with kids is seeing the joy on the faces of the children and their families with big and small accomplishments. I have the opportunity to be able to work with amazing families to help them develop lifelong skills. As all of our families know, it’s not just about the kids; it’s a family thing. I sometimes “therapize” family members as well – helping mommy become comfortable playing in shaving cream for example.

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Therapist Thoughts

Working with Children

What inspires me? The parents who bring their adorable children to work with me week after week. The smiles on their faces when something new is learned. The sighs of relief from a mother who knows she has found the right place for her child.

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