The “So-What” factor – think about it….

“Is this just a “therapy-thing” or is it something functional?” This is a great question, posed to me by a savvy, experienced and weary parent, one who has been involved with a wide variety of therapists, all of us eager to make therapy...
Scatter Joy – the realization of potential

Scatter Joy – the realization of potential

“I never knew I could change what I was born with. I thought I was just stuck with it. Now I know I can improve. I am good at math AND good at physical therapy.” After ~ 2 years of participating in weekly PT, these were the...
5 Questions to ask when deciding on a supported stander

5 Questions to ask when deciding on a supported stander

In an earlier post, I wrote about the research and clinic evidence for getting our kids who experience disabilities up on their feet and moving. But making a decision about the type  of stander can be tricky especially since we need to justify...
5 tips,  motivators, and toys to encourage crawling

5 tips, motivators, and toys to encourage crawling

Time to move!  Previously,  I shared why I believe babies should be encouraged to crawl and why it’s challenging with the changes in  sleeping and parenting paradigms. Now it’s time to get into some of the “nuts and bolts” or mechanics of how to...
Babies, Get ready….Get set…GO!

Babies, Get ready….Get set…GO!

I have been blessed in my work-life to have the almost daily opportunity to be involved with babies and their families. The busiest, most challenging day can come to a screeching halt when a new baby arrives in our office. A smile from a...

Let’s Get Kids with Autism Physically Active

Last post, I shared 3 hopefully compelling reasons  why kids with autism, along with the rest of us, need to be physically active. These kids need at least 60 minutes a day of moderate intensity physical activity to ward off obesity...