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My Child is Not Talking Yet – How Can I Help?

As parents, we are always anxiously awaiting ‘the firsts’.  First smile, first laugh, first word… first words are typically spoken between 9-14 months of age.  Even if …

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How can I help my child look at me?

We use eye contact/gaze in many ways- each culture may have their own set of rules.  We can use eye contact to get someone’s attention, …

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How Can I Get My Child To Play With Me?

The short answer: build joint attention.  Joint attention is when two people are looking at and paying attention to the same object or event.  Once …

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How Can I Help My Child Learn to Chew?

The ideal way to develop a varied diet is to expose children to a variety of textures.  To do this, the child needs to have …

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When Does Picky Eating Become a Problem?

Mealtime can be such an enjoyable time for family and friends to come together. At home, the routine of skills needed for meal preparation, setting …

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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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