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Father’s Day Monkey Business!

Happy Father’s Day to all of our amazing Kid PT Dads! Dads know just how to bring a laugh and a giggle to the moment. Check out these ideas to bring some movement fun to celebrate how much your kiddo loves you on Father’s Day! First, hold each other’s hands. Can you lift one foot […]

Outdoor Backyard Gross Motor Fun!

The kids are getting out of school, the weather is getting VERY warm, and many families are looking for things to do! Many people are starting to think about backyard barbecues and other fun, family friendly activities as we picture our summers! Don’t forget to include some gross motor fun into your next backyard barbecue […]

Spring Exercises: Garden Edition

There is so much nature and wonder to experience in a garden.  Here in the KidPT garden, we invite your kids to participate in shoveling the soil, transferring dirt with a wheelbarrow, jumping over the rows of vegetables, imagining they are earthworms tilling the soil, shading the garden as nearby trees, and invading the garden […]

Arthritis Month: Is it growing pains or is it something more?

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis  May is Arthritis month! Why are we talking about Arthritis? Well, it’s not a diagnosis that only affects adults, it affects kids too. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis is a diagnosis that affects kids of many ages, both young kids and older teens too. Unfortunately, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is sometimes passed off as […]

Mother’s Day Musings

Happy Mother’s day to all our moms. Today we celebrate the unmatched and superhuman strength of mothers. Motherhood comes in many forms from biological to adoptive to a grandparent caregiver to legal guardian to working mom to stay at home mom to single mom to military mom and so much more. Every mother is different […]

Top Tips for the Sensory Savvy Parent

Savvy parents know that every child has their own sensory preferences and things they avoid. Whether it is picky eating, not liking the seams in socks, or having a hard time sitting still because the child’s body has the wiggles, every child has their own sensory world. Every adult has their sensory preferences too, but […]

Autistic Voices: In Their Own Words

When learning about any topic, you can only learn so much from studying the academic literature. For example, if I want to understand Italy I can only learn so much from a textbook. In order to truly better understand Italy, It is vital that I actually go to Italy and experience first hand the climate, […]

What Does Movement Have to Do with Autism?

What does movement have to do with Autism, you ask? In short, EVERYTHING! Movement is the way we interact with our environment, one of the ways we make sense of all the information around us, and the way we turn our will into action! Even something that seems so based in the brain, like writing […]

Did You Know That Concussions Are a Brain Injury? 

As March is also Brain Injury Awareness Month, we will be discussing concussions. Did you know that concussions are actually mild traumatic brain injuries? Let’s unpack what actually happens during a concussion.  First of all, a concussion can result from rapid movement such as whiplash, a direct blow to the head/ face/ neck, or indirectly […]