When parents first notice their baby’s head tilting to one side or they prefer to always look in one direction, the diagnosis might be torticollis—a common yet often misunderstood condition in infants. Torticollis, commonly considered to involve a tightening of the neck muscles, causing the head to tilt. While some might consider it a straightforward problem that just needs a bit of stretching, the reality is far more complex, especially for a developing infant. Let’s dig a little deeper.

The Misunderstanding of Treatment:

It’s a common misconception that pediatricians or even adult care providers can manage torticollis with simple neck stretches given in person, on a handout, or with a YouTube clip. This approach vastly underestimates the intricacies of the condition. Torticollis isn’t just about one tight muscle; it involves an intricate interplay of the neuromuscular system, as the baby learns how to look around at their environment, feed, and explore movement. Without the right expertise, there’s often a lack of comprehensive treatment, which can lead to long-term consequences for your child. In fact, research has shown that earlier referral to a specialist is much more effective than home base treatment based on handouts or video instruction. Without specialist care that addresses the body as a whole, babies with torticollis are at risk for sensory processing problems, balance deficits, coordination issues and even scoliosis in the future. Even with apparent resolution of the neck position and preference, without comprehensive care, these children are often back seeking physical therapy or occupational therapy care during the preschool or school aged years to deal with the risks previously discussed, that could have been prevented with comprehensive specialist care during infancy.

The Need for Specialist Intervention:

Here’s why seeing a specialist—like a pediatric physical therapist or a pediatric occupational therapist—is critical:

  1. Comprehensive Assessment: Specialists are trained to perform in-depth evaluations that look beyond the obvious symptoms. They can detect subtleties in a baby’s condition that might be missed by non-specialists, ensuring a comprehensive treatment plan.
  2. Customized Treatment Plans: Every baby is unique, and so is their development. Specialists create tailored treatment strategies that accommodate an infant’s specific needs, promoting healthy growth and preventing the imbalance use of muscles from becoming a permanent issue or one that impacts development.
  3. Ongoing Monitoring: Pediatric care specialists possess the tools and knowledge to monitor an infant’s progress over time. They adjust treatment plans as the baby grows, ensuring that milestones are met and development continues smoothly.

Long-term Benefits of Specialist Care:

Choosing specialist care might seem like a significant investment, but it’s one that offers substantial returns. Properly managed torticollis not only prevents physical complications like asymmetry of the face or skull but also ensures that your child’s motor milestones, such as rolling over, crawling, and walking, are not delayed. It sets up your child with the opportunity to develop solid sensory processing skills and good balance and coordination to serve them for a lifetime. Ultimately, investing in specialist care can prevent costlier interventions later in life.

Conclusion:

Torticollis in infants requires more than just basic care; it demands expert attention. As a parent, ensuring your child receives the best possible treatment is paramount. By choosing a specialist who understands the complexities of infant development, you’re not just addressing a temporary tilt in your child’s head—you’re setting up your child for a healthier, well-aligned future.

If you notice any signs of torticollis in your baby, don’t wait. Contact a pediatric specialist who can provide the care that’s right for your child’s long-term health and development. Remember, when it comes to your child’s growth, every detail counts, and the right care early on can make all the difference.

Looking for tips to get started with today? Then download a copy of our free expert report – A Parent’s Guide To Torticollis – which contains 5 stress-free strategies to solve stubborn head tilts & turns.

Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental condition characterized by challenges in social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors. While the focus of autism research often revolves around therapies and interventions to address these core symptoms, research and clinical experience has shown how important the movement system is both affected is a subset of autistic people, and how addressing it can support autistic children in all areas of their lives. In this blog post we’re going to discuss a specific aspect of movement: EXERCISE!

Autism & Exercise: In the Research

Emerging evidence suggests that incorporating exercise into the lives of individuals with autism can yield profound benefits. In this article, we delve into the relationship between autism and exercise, drawing insights from both research studies and practical experiences.

Understanding Autism and Exercise: Autism manifests differently in each individual, presenting a diverse array of strengths and challenges. However, common features such as sensory sensitivities, motor coordination difficulties, and heightened anxiety levels can impact an individual’s engagement in physical activities. As a result, exercise programs tailored to accommodate these specific needs are essential for promoting the overall well-being of individuals with autism.

In his seminal work “Understanding Autism Through Exercise,” Dr. Michael Thompson emphasizes the importance of structured exercise routines in improving the physical and psychological health of individuals on the autism spectrum. Drawing from his extensive clinical experience, Dr. Thompson highlights how regular exercise can help alleviate sensory overload, enhance motor skills, and reduce anxiety levels among individuals with autism.

Research Insights: Several studies have investigated the effects of exercise on individuals with autism, shedding light on its potential therapeutic benefits. A study conducted by Smith et al. (2020) explored the impact of a 12-week exercise intervention on the social skills and physical fitness of children with autism. The results revealed significant improvements in both social interaction abilities and physical fitness levels, underscoring the positive effects of structured exercise programs on multiple domains of functioning.

Similarly, a randomized controlled trial by Chen et al. (2018) examined the effects of a yoga intervention on the behavior and emotional regulation of adolescents with autism. The findings demonstrated that participants who engaged in regular yoga sessions exhibited reductions in disruptive behaviors and improvements in emotional self-regulation compared to the control group, highlighting the therapeutic potential of mind-body interventions for individuals with autism.

Furthermore, a meta-analysis conducted by Lee et al. (2019) synthesized findings from multiple studies investigating the effects of exercise on cognitive function in individuals with autism. The meta-analysis revealed a significant positive effect of exercise on cognitive outcomes, including attention, executive function, and academic performance, suggesting that physical activity interventions hold promise for enhancing cognitive abilities in this population.

Autism & Exercise: At Home & At Kid PT

Practical Implications: Integrating exercise into the daily routine of individuals with autism requires a tailored approach that considers their unique needs and preferences. Activities such as swimming, cycling, yoga, and martial arts can provide opportunities for physical fitness while also addressing sensory sensitivities and promoting social interaction. Taking walks before school or taking the dog for a walk together after school can help fit exercise into your daily routine. Additionally, incorporating visual schedules, sensory supports, and structured routines can help individuals with autism feel more comfortable and confident during exercise sessions. At Kid PT, our Active Video Game program has been an awesome way to combine a love for gaming with exercise!

The relationship between autism and exercise is a multifaceted one, with emerging research highlighting the potential therapeutic benefits of structured physical activity interventions. By understanding the unique challenges faced by autistic and implementing tailored exercise programs, we can empower them to lead healthier, more active lives. As we continue to unravel the complexities of autism, integrating exercise as a fundamental component of holistic care can contribute to the overall well-being and quality of life of individuals on the autism spectrum.

Autism Fit Consult: Tailored Solutions for Your Child’s Health 

If you are think you may need more supoprt putting these exercise ideas into action, don’t worry, we got you. It’s natural to wonder how to apply this to your individual child. That’s why we’re extending a heartfelt invitation for you to access our expertise at no cost. For a limited time, KidPT is proud to offer a Free Autism Fit Consult. Our expert team is dedicated to understanding the uniqueness of your child’s development and providing tailored strategies to support their growth and development. During the consult, we’ll evaluate your child’s current skills and discuss with you goals for the future. We’ll sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and discuss a plan with actionable steps.

Seize this opportunity for an Autism Fit Consult  and be proactive in supporting your child’s developmental journey. Click HERE or reach out to us at 908 543 4390 to reserve your spot and embrace the possibilities.

Together, let’s help your child stand proud, move freely, and live vibrantly.

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References:

  • Smith, A., et al. (2020). The effects of exercise on social skills and physical fitness in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
  • Chen, Y. W., et al. (2018). Effects of yoga on behavioral and emotional problems in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
  • Lee, R. W. Y., et al. (2019). Effects of physical activity interventions on cognitive outcomes in individuals with autism spectrum disorder: A meta-analysis. Autism.
Kid At The Playground

April is a special time at Kid PT, filled with an extra dose of heart and celebration. It’s Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month, and just like family, we come together to honor and uplift the wide spectrum of neurodiversity that enriches our lives. 

Here at Kid PT, neuro-affirmative care is more than a concept—it’s the heartbeat of our practice. It’s the commitment we strive to live by, as we welcome neurodivergent and autistic individuals through our doors every week. It’s a promise to value, support, and celebrate each unique individual, not for what the world wants them to be, but for the wonderful person they already are.

April at Kid PT is not just a time for celebration and education; it’s also an opportunity for us to acknowledge the real and often challenging daily experiences of parents raising autistic children. We recognize that while there is immense joy and pride in supporting your child’s unique journey, there are also moments of uncertainty, worry, and fatigue. These challenges are a significant part of the journey for many families, and it’s crucial that they are met with understanding, support, and resources.

Neuro-affirmative care, the cornerstone of our practice, is about more than just understanding and supporting autistic individuals—it’s also about extending our care and resources to their families. We’re here to provide a supportive community and practical strategies to help parents navigate the complexities of life with autism. From sharing insights and knowledge to offering a listening ear, our goal is to ensure that no parent feels they are walking this path alone.

Let’s dig into neuro-affirmitive care, discuss why adopting a neuro-affirmative care model for autistic children and adults matters and let’s integrate insights from life experience, literature and cutting-edge research.

Embracing Diversity and Strengths

Neuro-affirmative care starts with the recognition that autism is not a deficit but a difference. This perspective encourages us to appreciate the unique strengths and abilities that autistic individuals bring to our communities and workplaces. For instance, many autistic people exhibit remarkable attention to detail, deep focus on subjects of interest, and original thinking. By fostering an environment that values these strengths, we can unlock the potential of autistic individuals, promoting both personal fulfillment and valuable contributions to society.

Promoting Understanding and Acceptance

A cornerstone of neuro-affirmative care is the promotion of understanding and acceptance. Traditional approaches often focus on making autistic individuals conform to societal norms, which can be both distressing and damaging. In contrast, neuro-affirmative care seeks to educate society about autism, challenging stereotypes and misconceptions. This broader understanding can lead to greater acceptance, reducing stigma and creating more inclusive communities where differences are celebrated rather than feared.

Individualized Support and Strategies

Neuro-affirmative care recognizes the immense variability within the autism spectrum, emphasizing the importance of personalized support strategies. This approach involves working closely with autistic individuals to identify their specific needs, preferences, and goals. Whether it’s in educational settings, the workplace, or daily life, individualized strategies can help autistic people navigate challenges while leveraging their strengths. For example, sensory-friendly environments and flexible communication methods can significantly improve quality of life and accessibility.

Building on Intrinsic Motivation

Rather than imposing external goals, neuro-affirmative care focuses on building upon the intrinsic motivations and interests of autistic individuals. This approach acknowledges that engagement and learning are most effective when they align with an individual’s passions. Educational and therapeutic programs designed around personal interests not only foster a deeper level of engagement but also encourage the development of skills and knowledge in a way that feels rewarding and meaningful.

Fostering Emotional and Social Well-being

Finally, neuro-affirmative care places a strong emphasis on supporting the emotional and social well-being of autistic individuals. Recognizing and validating the emotional experiences of autistic people, including the challenges they face, is essential. Supportive relationships and networks, alongside strategies to navigate social interactions in a way that respects individual needs and boundaries, can significantly enhance well-being and quality of life.

The benefits of neuro-affirmative care for autistic children and adults are profound and far-reaching. By embracing a model of care that values diversity, promotes acceptance, and tailors support to individual needs, we can create a society that truly appreciates the unique contributions of every individual, including those who are autistic. As we observe Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month, let us commit to advancing neuro-affirmative care and building a more inclusive world for all.

Action Plan Consult: Tailored Solutions for Your Child’s Progress

If you are think you may need more supoprt putting these neuro-afffirming concepts into action, don’t worry, we got you. Its natural to worry whether you’re giving your child the best supports for their needs. That’s why we’re extending a heartfelt invitation for you to access our expertise at no cost. For a limited time, KidPT is proud to offer a Free Action Plan Consult. Our expert team is dedicated to understanding the uniqueness of your child’s development and providing tailored strategies to support their growth and development. During the consult, we’ll evaluate your child’s current skills and discuss with you goals for the future. We’ll sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and discuss a plan with actionable steps.

Seize this opportunity for an Action Plan Consult  and be proactive in supporting your child’s developmental journey. Click HERE or reach out to us at 908 543 4390 to reserve your spot and embrace the possibilities.

Together, let’s help your child stand proud, move freely, and live vibrantly.

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Did you know that cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common childhood movement disorder?  

At Kid PT, our physical and occupational therapists work with many children impacted in different ways by cerebral palsy. Sine cerebral palsy can affect people in different ways, and symptoms can range from mild to severe, an individualized treatment plan will make the biggest impact. .

Although CP is a lifelong condition that cannot be cured, therapy can help individuals with CP manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. That’s where physical therapy and occupational therapy can play an important role.  The goal of therapy for CP is to improve mobility, whether it is to crawl, walk, run or use an assistive device, increased range of motion & flexibility to decrease contracture risk and improve muscle activation (tight muscles are harder to contract!), improve breath support for speaking, and improve gross and fine motor skills.    

Many parents have shared that they’re just told to wait and see or just keep doing what they’re doing- whether that is early intervention or school-based therapy.  A frustration I have heard over and over again is that parents aren’t given their options.  The reality is that there are so many different therapeutic approaches and options out there and different children will respond to different ones at different times.  One new resource is called www.turnto.health and is helping support parents researching their treatment options. Overall, therapy is an important part of the treatment and management of CP, and it can help individuals with the condition improve their quality of life and reach their full potential. It is key to develop a customized treatment plan that addresses each child’s unique needs and goals.

Our Kid PT Therapists Share Their Top 5 Therapy Approaches:

TOTAL MOTION RELEASE- Tots & Teens (TMR) & CEREBRAL PALSY

If your child has been in therapy, you have seen them work on things that are hard, difficult and often impossible for them over and over.  

We know your child can do hard things and we want them to learn that too. But what if there was a more EFFECTIVE option??? Another way that will ACCELERATE your child’s progress.

Total Motion Release or TMR for short, is a breakthrough method for children to access new movement abilities by using their strengths and focusing on all that is easier to do. By flipping the old approach of practicing the hard stuff on its head, old limits fall away and new potential is found.  And the best part?  Changes happen within minutes rather than weeks and parents can learn how to do TMR at home and see the changes increase exponentially.

This means that change can continue to happen in between therapy appointments.  Imagine how much more dramatic progress would come if it happened everyday and not just once or twice a week.

If you aren’t familiar with TMR and aren’t sure if it’s the right approach for your child and your family, the changes in your child’s body after just one session will show you the potential.  You don’t need to commit to months and months of trying it out to see if this will work for your child.  The change will happen before your eyes on Day 1!

UNIVERSAL EXERCISE UNIT (AKA SPIDER CAGE) & CEREBRAL PALSY

The universal exercise unit or “Spider Cage” gives children of ALL abilities the opportunity to experience and experiment with movement in all different positions with whatever amount of support is needed. This experience can give your child the experience of all the things they CAN do and CAN control.

The “Spider Cage” is a dynamic movement experience, so it doesn’t compare to standers or gait trainers and allows children to work on all sorts of skills without the fear of falling. It lets them explore and take risks while increasing strength and motor control all at the same time.

Many children with movement delays or disabilities develop a learned helplessness from frequently experiencing things being difficult or impossible. Learned helplessness is when you have learned that you can’t do something, so you stop trying. 

It is an understandable reaction, but one we have to be mindful of when guiding children to practice hard things. The Spider Cage is a fantastic tool for children to experience what they are capable of doing, with just the right support. This can be basic gross motor skills like sitting, standing and walking, or it can be more advanced skills, like hopping and jumping.

There are so many reasons why the Spider Cage is a powerful therapeutic tool to accelerate your child’s progress. If you worry about your child not having all possible opportunities to develop new movement skills, you should try out the Spider Cage to see firsthand what your child can do!

The Spider Cage gives children access to developing new skills and abilities, by supporting them to increase strength, balance, motor control, endurance and sensory processing, all while having sooooo much fun. Remember, fun is really important when it comes to children- if they’re having fun, then they’re LEARNING!

 INTENSIVE THERAPY PROGRAMS & CEREBRAL PALSY

Intensive Therapy Programs are an opportunity for children to get out of their everyday routine and dedicate a period of time to accelerate their progress in order to work towards their personal potential.

The individual intensives are one on one between a child and therapist. Children with CP and related disorders require a lot more practice and sensory feedback to learn new skills than is often possible in a traditional therapy schedule. Summer and school breaks are a perfect time to take this opportunity.  Intensive therapy gives the child the gift of time, giving them the opportunity to work towards their full potential!  

Therapy one or two times per week for short periods can’t compare to the change a child can make with daily therapeutic work.  This means more practice and more support to create and integrate change that children will then take with them for a lifetime.  

For over 2 decades the Kid PT intensive program program has been developed to be effective at improving not only a child’s motor skills, but the quality of their lives moving forward.

Its an opportunity for kids to immerse themselves in all the supports that they need to ACCERLATE their development and to MAXIMIZE THEIR POTENTIAL.

Most of the time kids are going week after week to therapy where they have this  little snippet of time to get therapeutic support. The other 23 hours of the day parents are  left trying to figure out how to keep practicing skills at home, in order to  make meaningful progress happen. This all has to happen on top of the struggles of  daily life, from the basics of making meals, bath time, driving from here to there , while at the same time dealing with high sensory needs and regulation difficulty the the child is experiencing day in and day out.

This is the recipe for stress for the child, the parent and the whole family!  Big stress means we need to take powerful action to bring about CHANGE.

Having the time and attention to focus on new skills has the power to make meaningful change for children with cerebral palsy.

SENSORY ENHANCEMENT & CEREBRAL PALSY

While cerebral palsy is often viewed through a lens of movement challenges, it’s essential to recognize the significant impact on the sensory system for children with this condition. At Kid PT, we understand the interconnectedness of sensory and motor skills, and we utilize various tools to enhance sensory experiences, thereby improving movement skills.

In our therapy programs, we employ a range of sensory enhancement approaches, including wearable suits, vibration plates, and swings. These tools offer targeted support to address sensory regulation, postural control, body awareness, and balance—key areas for children with cerebral palsy.

Wearable therapy clothing, such as Theratogs, SPIO, and Benik, can be transformative for children with CP. These garments gently encourage the body to achieve better alignment, posture, and movement patterns, fostering holistic development. By integrating wearable therapy clothing into your child’s daily routine, you’re embracing a comprehensive approach to their well-being and development.

Unlike therapies that require separate sessions, wearable therapy clothing seamlessly integrates into daily activities, providing consistent support without disruption. Whether your child is playing, learning, or socializing, these garments work harmoniously with other therapies and interventions to create a tailored plan that meets their unique needs.

In addition to wearable therapy clothing, various swings offer valuable sensory experiences during play. Swings stimulate the inner ear and vision while allowing children to control their bodies, promoting postural control, motor planning, and sensory organization. Whether it’s a platform swing, bolster swing, or net swing, each provides opportunities for skill development in a fun and engaging way.

Furthermore, we utilize whole-body vibration to enhance balance stabilization, increase arousal and attention, and improve sensory awareness for better motor control. These sensory enhancement techniques, combined with movement strategies, synergistically support children with cerebral palsy on their journey toward improved skills and independence.

ELECTRICAL STIMULATION & CEREBRAL PALSY

Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) and spinal stimulation have emerged as promising therapeutic modalities in the management of cerebral palsy (CP) in children. NMES involves the application of electrical currents to targeted muscles to elicit contractions, improve muscle strength, and enhance motor function. In children with CP, NMES can be particularly beneficial for addressing muscle weakness and spasticity. By facilitating muscle activation and promoting neuromuscular re-education, NMES contributes to functional gains and enhances mobility, ultimately empowering children to engage more fully in daily activities and improve their overall quality of life.

Spinal stimulation, on the other hand, targets the spinal cord directly, aiming to modulate neural pathways and influence motor output. Through the delivery of electrical impulses to specific regions of the spinal cord, spinal stimulation can regulate muscle tone, reduce spasticity, and promote more coordinated movements in children with CP. This innovative approach holds great promise for improving motor control and functional abilities, offering a non-invasive alternative or complement to traditional therapy interventions. Research in this area continues to evolve, with ongoing investigations exploring the optimal parameters and protocols for spinal stimulation in children with CP.

While both NMES and spinal stimulation show considerable potential in the treatment of cerebral palsy, it’s important to approach their use with careful consideration of individual needs and goals. Collaborative decision-making involving healthcare professionals, therapists, and families is essential to ensure the safety, efficacy, and appropriateness of these interventions for each child. With further research and advancements in technology, NMES and spinal stimulation hold the promise of revolutionizing cerebral palsy management, offering new avenues for enhancing motor function and improving outcomes in children with this complex condition.

Case Study: A Journey of Progress at Kid PT

At Kid PT, we had the privilege of working with a young boy named Ethan, diagnosed with cerebral palsy. When Ethan first came to us, his mobility was severely limited, and he faced challenges in performing everyday activities independently. Through a comprehensive therapy approach that included spider cage therapy, sensory enhancement techniques, and intensive therapy sessions, Ethan began to make remarkable progress. With each session, he gained confidence in his abilities, and his parents noticed significant improvements in his mobility and overall well-being. Today, Ethan continues to thrive, defying expectations and embracing new milestones with determination and resilience—a true testament to the transformative power of therapy.

At Kid PT, we’re dedicated to empowering children with cerebral palsy to use their strengths to achieve their personal potential. With our innovative therapies, tailored treatment plans, and unwavering compassion, we’re here to offer the guidance and support necessary for significant breakthroughs and lasting transformations. If you’re eager to learn more about possibilities you’ve have explored before, we warmly invite you to schedule a Discovery Visit with us today.

Together, let’s pave the way for a future brimming with hope, progress, and limitless opportunities.


Children with ADHD often face a myriad of challenges beyond what meets the eye. While attention deficits and hyperactivity are commonly recognized symptoms, let’s delve into five lesser-known issues that can significantly impact a child’s daily life: interoception, balance, constipation, vision, and executive function. In this blog post, we’ll explore each of these under-recognized issues and how specialized pediatric occupational therapy and physical therapy can offer effective interventions to support children with ADHD. These challenges aren’t just areas of concern; they’re opportunities for improvement that can enhance your child’s self-esteem, confidence, and ability to tackle challenges head-on.

Interoception: Understanding the Body’s Signals

We all know about our 5 senses, but there are also internal senses that tell us about our bodies, how they feel, and how they move. One of those internal senses is called Interoception. This refers to the ability to perceive internal bodily sensations, such as hunger, thirst, and the need to use the bathroom. Many children with ADHD struggle with interoception, leading to difficulties in recognizing and responding to their body’s signals. This can result in irregular eating habits, dehydration, and challenges with self-regulation.

Think about a time that you were hangry! If our children are feeling hungry or thirsty, and are not skilled at feeling and interpreting those messages from their bodies, focussing on a teacher or playing with a friend can be really difficult.

The good news is that specialized therapy techniques, such as sensory integration activities and mindfulness exercises, can help improve interoceptive awareness and promote better self-management skills. A great resource to learn more about interception is Kelley Mahler’s website here. Our therapists at Kid PT use the Interception Curriculum she has developed to support our children’s improved awareness of their sensory awareness from the inside out.

Balance: Feeling Centered

Maintaining balance and coordination is essential for daily activities and participation in sports and recreational activities. It even impact the classroom setting, as children need to have the postural control to separate their eyes from their head and bodies, while listening and learning at the same time. However, children with ADHD often experience difficulties with balance, which can affect their confidence and overall physical well-being. Through targeted physical therapy interventions, such as balance training exercises and vestibular stimulation, children can enhance their balance skills and reduce the risk of falls and injuries.

So often we assume that our children who are always moving must have good balance and gross motor skills. Often children with ADHD have learned from experience that moving slowly, or not moving at all, is REALLY hard to control and that if they just keep moving, they can control their bodies much better. This lack of mature postural control skills can impact children in so many areas, from academic to social.

Is your child always falling out of their chair or only moving quickly? Read more about what may be going on here and here.

Constipation: Addressing Digestive Health

Constipation is a commonly overlooked issue in children with ADHD, yet it can have a significant impact on their quality of life. Poor dietary habits, medication side effects, postural asymmetries and reduced physical activity levels may contribute to constipation in this population. Again, this is an often overlooked issue, but one that impacts our children’s everyday life and health. Pediatric occupational therapists and physical therapists can collaborate with healthcare providers to develop tailored interventions, including dietary modifications, bowel management strategies, and sensory-based techniques to address constipation and promote bowel regularity.

Our physical therapists at Kid PT have learned over and over again working with children with various diagnoses that improving their postural symmetry and control, has impacted the child’s constipation or reflux. This is often overlooked, but even minor problems in the core can impact the pressure system for things to effortless move up and down in the body’s systems.

Vision: Sharpening Visual Skills

Visual processing difficulties are prevalent among children with ADHD and can manifest as challenges with tracking, focusing, and visual perception. Undiagnosed vision problems may exacerbate academic struggles and hinder overall performance in school. Vision challenges can impact a child’s school life, success playing sports, and even social interactions.

Both occupational therapy and physical therapy can work on taking those visual challenges, and put it into action by working on not only the function of the eyes, but getting vision coordinated and in sync with the other sensory systems and the body too.

Executive Function: Strengthening Cognitive Skills

Executive function encompasses a range of cognitive processes involved in goal-directed behavior, such as planning, working memory, organization, and flexible thinking. Children with ADHD often exhibit weaknesses in executive function, which can impact their academic performance, social interactions, and daily functioning. If your child is often frustrated or seems inflexible, this may be an area of weakness. Additionally, it the parenting strategies that work for your other children, just don’t work for your child with ADHD, this will likely be why.

The occupational therapists can evaluate each component of a child’s executive function and sensory processing skills to develop a comprehensive individualized plan to support the child. Specialized interventions, such as cognitive-behavioral strategies, organizational skills training, and guided sensory motor experiences, can help improve executive function skills and enhance overall adaptive functioning in children with ADHD.

ADHD Insight Screening: Empowering Your Child’s Journey

While ADHD presents its share of well-known challenges, it’s essential to recognize and address the often overlooked issues that significantly impact children’s lives. Interoception, balance, constipation, vision, and executive function problems can all pose significant barriers to children with ADHD, but with specialized pediatric occupational therapy and physical therapy, these challenges can be improved in ways that can improve your child’s confidence and self-esteem, leading them to more success now and in the future. By raising awareness of these underrecognized issues and providing targeted interventions, we can empower children with ADHD to reach their full potential and lead fulfilling lives.

If you’ve noticed your child seems a step behind, or perhaps they tire easily, struggle with coordination, or find it hard to keep up with their peers, it’s natural to feel concerned. That’s why we’re extending a heartfelt invitation for you to access our expertise at no cost. For a limited time, KidPT is proud to offer an ADHD Insight Screening. Our expert team is dedicated to understanding the unique melody of your child’s development and providing tailored strategies to harmonize their abilities with their ambitions. During the screening, we’ll evaluate your child’s balance, vision, and executive function skills. We’ll sit down with you, listen to your observations, and address your worries with actionable steps. Seize this opportunity for a ADHD Insight Screening and be proactive in supporting your child’s developmental journey. Click HERE or reach out to us at 908-543-4390 to reserve your spot and embrace the support your child deserves.

Together, let’s help your child feel confident, in control, and living their best lives.

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5 Tips on How to Prevent Repeated Injuries in Young Athletes

As parents, we pour our hearts and souls into nurturing our young athletes.

We drive them to practice, cheer them on from the sidelines, and invest countless hours and resources into their sporting endeavors.

We do it all because we believe in our children’s potential and their dreams, and we want to see them succeed. But when our young athletes face repeated injuries, it can be a devastating blow to both them and us.

The emotional rollercoaster that comes with watching our children experience pain, setbacks, and the frustration of being sidelined can be overwhelming.

We understand the dedication and sacrifices involved in raising young athletes, and we also understand the heartache that comes with seeing them struggle.

However, there is hope, and in this blog, we’ll explore how to prevent repeated injuries in young athletes so that they can continue pursuing their passions with confidence and resilience.

How Repeated Injuries Affect Young Athletes:

Repeated injuries can have a profound impact on the physical and emotional well-being of young athletes.

It’s not just about the immediate pain and discomfort; it’s about the long-term consequences that can affect their athletic careers and even their quality of life.

Here’s how repeated injuries can affect our young athletes:

1. Physical Limitations:

Each injury can leave a lasting mark on the athlete’s body, potentially reducing their performance capabilities and flexibility.

This physical toll can hinder their ability to compete at their best.

2. Psychological Impact:

Young athletes may experience feelings of frustration, anxiety, and even depression due to repeated injuries.

They may question their abilities and lose the confidence they once had in their skills.

3. Lost Opportunities:

Time spent recovering from injuries is time away from practice and competition.

Repeated injuries can rob young athletes of crucial opportunities to improve and showcase their talents.

4. Strained Relationships:

The stress of dealing with injuries can strain relationships within the family and with coaches and teammates.

The pressure to perform can lead to misunderstandings and conflicts.

5 Tips on How to Prevent Repeated Injuries in Young Athletes:

Now, let’s dive into the heart of the matter: how can we prevent repeated injuries in our young athletes? Here are five essential tips that will help safeguard their physical and emotional well-being:

1. Physical Therapy – The Foundation of Injury Prevention:

As a physical therapist, I can’t emphasize enough the importance of incorporating regular physical therapy into your young athlete’s routine.

A skilled therapist can assess their physical condition, identify areas of weakness or imbalance, and design a customized plan to strengthen their body and prevent injuries.

Physical therapy not only aids in recovery but also provides essential guidance on proper conditioning and techniques to reduce the risk of injuries in the first place.

2. Rest and Recovery:

In the quest for greatness, young athletes often push themselves to the limit.

However, it’s crucial to recognize the value of rest and recovery.

Overtraining and inadequate rest can lead to injuries.

Encourage your child to listen to their body, take regular rest days, and prioritize sleep to allow their muscles and joints to recuperate.

3. Balanced Nutrition:

A well-balanced diet is the fuel that young athletes need to perform at their best and stay injury-free.

Ensure your child gets the right mix of nutrients, including protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.

A nutritionist can provide personalized guidance to support their growth, development, and overall health.

4. Proper Warm-Up and Cool Down:

Teach your young athlete the importance of warming up before practice or competition and cooling down afterward.

A proper warm-up prepares the body for physical activity, while a cool-down routine helps prevent muscle stiffness and injury.

Make stretching and mobility exercises a non-negotiable part of their training regimen.

5. Diversify Training and Sports:

While specialization in a single sport can lead to skill development, it can also increase the risk of overuse injuries.

Encourage your child to participate in multiple sports and engage in cross-training.

This not only keeps them physically versatile but also reduces the strain on specific muscle groups.

Free Developmental Screening for Young Athletes’ Performance

If you’ve noticed that your young athlete is struggling to keep up with their peers, experiencing coordination issues, or facing challenges with their physical performance, it’s completely natural to be concerned.

That’s why we’re extending a warm invitation for you to tap into our expertise, and best of all, it won’t cost you a thing.

For a limited time, KidPT is thrilled to offer a Free Performance Assessment for Young Athletes.

Our expert team is dedicated to understanding the unique rhythm of your young athlete’s development and providing customized strategies to enhance their athletic abilities.

During the assessment, we’ll evaluate your young athlete’s physical strength, coordination, and overall performance.

We’ll sit down with you, listen to your observations, and address any concerns with practical steps and guidance.

Take advantage of this opportunity to schedule a Free Performance Assessment for Young Athletes and take a proactive approach to support your child’s athletic journey.

Click HERE or contact us at 908 543 4390 to secure your spot and provide the support your young athlete deserves.

Together, let’s empower your young athlete to perform at their best, move with agility, and excel in their sports endeavors.

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Low Tone In Children

As a parent, you celebrate each laugh, step, and word of your child’s journey with boundless love and anticipation.

But when your child faces challenges like low muscle tone, it can cast a shadow on these joyous moments.

You might notice their little legs seem too weary after a short walk, or their small hands struggle to grasp a crayon.

Perhaps their speech isn’t as clear or as fluent as it could be. This is the silent struggle of hypotonia—often hidden, yet deeply felt in the everyday lives of children and their families.

Have you ever wondered “How can you improve low tone in children?”.

In this blog, we will explore the causes of low tone in children, and 5 proven ways to improve muscle tone and support your children.

Understanding Low Tone In Children

Hypotonia, commonly referred to as low tone, is not a condition that stands alone but rather a symptom that can stem from various causes.

It might be due to genetic factors, or neurological conditions, or sometimes, the cause remains a mystery.

Symptoms are often felt more than they are seen: a baby’s floppy posture, a toddler’s reluctance to engage in physical play, or a child’s fatigue that seems to never wane.

It’s a challenge that impacts not just their motor abilities but ripples out to their social interactions, their learning, and their self-esteem.

The effects of low tone are pervasive.

A child grappling with this issue might lag in reaching developmental milestones, express discomfort during activities that seem effortless to their peers, and face obstacles in mastering the precision of fine motor skills or the clarity of speech.

It’s a weight that they carry, one that requires our understanding, our support, and our action.

Now let’s explore 5 ways to improve low tone in children

5 Ways To Improve Low Tone In Children

Structured Play

Play is the language of children, and through it, we can weave in exercises that strengthen core muscles, enhance coordination, and build endurance.

Create obstacle courses, encourage climbing, or use therapy balls for fun games that challenge their balance and posture.

Each activity should be tailored to the child’s interest, ensuring engagement and consistency.

Aquatic Therapy

Water’s buoyancy offers a supportive environment for children with low tone.

Engaging in aquatic therapy can improve muscle function and postural stability without the strain that gravity imposes.

The resistance of water also provides a natural and gentle way to build muscle strength while the warmth can relax tight muscles, enhancing movement.

Targeted Nutritional Support

Consultation with a nutritionist can lead to dietary adjustments that support muscle development and overall energy levels.

Certain nutrients are key in muscle health, and ensuring your child has a balanced diet tailored to their specific needs can be a game-changer.

Therapeutic Exercises

Specific exercises prescribed by a pediatric physical therapist can target the areas most affected by low tone.

These might include activities to enhance gross motor skills like jumping and running, or fine motor skills like cutting with scissors or writing.

It’s not just about the exercises; it’s about integrating them into a daily routine that feels more like fun and less like therapy.

Speech and Language Therapy

Since low tone can affect speech, incorporating speech and language therapy can significantly improve communication skills.

Techniques that focus on strengthening the muscles used for speech can help children find their voice, literally and metaphorically.

Understanding and improving low tone in children is a journey—one that’s not always easy, but filled with potential victories.

With the right strategies, your child can not only meet their milestones but leap over them with the grace of a child’s boundless spirit.

At KidPT, we are here to help your children succeed.

Free Developmental Screening For Motor Milestones

If you’ve noticed your child seems a step behind, or perhaps they tire easily, struggle with coordination, or find it hard to keep up with their peers, it’s natural to feel concerned.

That’s why we’re extending a heartfelt invitation for you to access our expertise at no cost. For a limited time, KidPT is proud to offer a Free Low Tone Screening.

Our expert team is dedicated to understanding the unique melody of your child’s development and providing tailored strategies to harmonize their abilities with their ambitions.

During the screening, we’ll evaluate your child’s muscle strength, coordination, and motor skill development.

We’ll sit down with you, listen to your observations, and address your worries with actionable steps.

Seize this opportunity for a Free Low Tone Screening and be proactive in supporting your child’s developmental journey.

Click HERE or reach out to us at 908 543 4390 to reserve your spot and embrace the support your child deserves.

Together, let’s help your child stand strong, move freely, and live vibrantly.

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More Free Resources for Improving Low Tone In Children

Read our blog – B The top 3 Reasons Why Children With Low Tone Don’t Get Stronger

Download our expert report Found At The Foot Of The Page – 5 Therapy Secrets To Improve Mobility For Children With Low Tone 

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Navigating the first year of your baby’s life is filled with joy, challenges, and milestones. Among these milestones are crucial motor skills developments. As a parent, witnessing your baby not meeting these milestones can be worrying. Often, you’re advised to take a ‘wait and see’ approach, which can be frustrating.

In this blog, we’ll guide you through understanding the importance of early motor milestones, what it means if there’s a delay and actionable steps you can take to ensure your baby’s healthy development and progress.

What Are Motor Milestones?

Motor milestones are key developmental markers that indicate your baby’s progress in physical abilities during their first year.

These milestones reflect the growth of muscle strength, coordination, and motor skills essential for a child’s overall development.

They include skills like rolling over, sitting up without support, crawling, standing, and eventually walking.

These milestones are not just physical achievements; they are essential to cognitive and social development, laying the foundation for future learning and interaction.

Which Motor Milestones Occur First In Infants?

The journey through motor milestones begins with head control and progresses through a series of stages: from rolling over to sitting, crawling, standing, and walking.

Each step is a sign that your baby is developing their muscle strength and coordination.

Knowing this order helps you keep an eye on your baby’s progress and spot if they might need a little extra help along the way.

What Does Delay in Motor Milestones Mean?

Understanding the impact of delays in motor milestones is important. For example, if your baby takes longer to start crawling or walking, this might affect how they learn to move around and understand space, which is a big part of how they learn and play.

If you notice that your baby isn’t hitting these milestones on time, it’s a good idea to not just wait and see. Talking to us early can help you figure out what’s going on and make sure your baby gets the right support.

To speak to one of our experts for FREE, arrange a discovery visit at our specialist clinic by clicking HERE.

When Should I Worry About Motor Milestones?

Knowing when to worry about your baby’s development is crucial.

If your baby is not meeting milestones as expected, or if they start losing skills they had before, it’s time to take action.

Getting help soon can really make a difference in your child’s growth and their abilities in the future rather than a wait-and-see approach, as this can leave your child falling behind, and struggling to take part in activities with their friends.

Free Developmental Screening For Motor Milestones

If you have worries about how your baby is developing their motor skills and have been putting off coming to see us, we invite you to speak to our expert team for FREE.

We have a limited number of slots available at our clinic, but we are currently offering a special opportunity for a Free Development Screening for Motor Milestones.

This assessment isn’t just a check-up; it’s a valuable chance for you to get a clear picture of where your baby stands in their motor development journey.

Our team will take the time to understand your baby’s unique needs and discuss any concerns you might have. From there, we can guide you towards the most effective treatment options, designed to support your baby’s growth in a comfortable, stress-free way.

To schedule your Free Development Screening for Motor Milestones and take the first step in ensuring your child gets the best start in life, click HERE or call us on 908 543 4390.

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More Free Resources for Parents of Babies Struggling with Motor Milestones

Read our blog – Babies & Head Control: What To Look For & How To Help

Read our blog – Crawling: Does It Still Matter?

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Parents Holding Baby with Torticollis

Torticollis is a condition that can make the start of your baby’s life a challenge – with difficulty sleeping, self-soothing, and feeding.

But in this article, you can learn about a cuddle-friendly, tear-free torticollis treatment that has worked wonders for the parents, and baby’s at our specialist New Jersey clinic.

What Is Torticollis?

Torticollis is like an uninvited guest that disrupts your child’s early journey. It’s marked by a persistent tilt or turn of the head, and it can wreak havoc on their development.

You might also notice that your child hates tummy time, and has an uneven head shape due to the constant pressure on one particular area.

But don’t worry; you’re not alone in this.

Many parents like you face the same challenges, and there are natural, safe, and proven treatments for torticollis.

The “Wait and See” and “Do It Yourself” Approaches

When you’re looking to treat torticollis in your baby, it’s too common for parents to be told to “Just wait and see” which is an incredibly frustrating piece of advice to be given – you don’t want to wait and I totally understand.

Another common thing parents will be told is to “Watch YouTube for neck stretches” and then be expected to miraculously perform these safely and effectively at home…

That’s difficult for any untrained person.

Let alone a parent who is dealing with a screaming, wriggling baby, and feeling terrified about hurting their little one during these stretches.

The Long-Term Impact of Torticollis

Despite the flaws in the “wait and see” and “do it yourself” approach, it’s often something parents do initially.

But the cost of not treating torticollis as early as possible can be significant for your child.

Ignoring it or relying solely on neck stretches that you try to do alone and inconsistently can lead to delays in both visual and gross motor development, as well as physical adaptions.

Children with untreated torticollis can often struggle in later life to keep up with their peers in terms of motor skills and coordination, sensory skills, and visual development.

And this can have a big impact on their self-esteem and confidence at school due to their difficulty completing tasks others can manage with ease.

There is also the physical adaptions that a persistent head tilt can result in.

Baby’s heads are very malleable and when they are constantly sleeping, and putting pressure on one part of their head, the shape of the head and skull can change result in a flat spot.

Again, as well as the physical impact, there is an emotional impact to having a flat spot on their head which could be avoided with the right treatment for their torticollis.

Tear-Free Torticollis Treatment – Total Motion Release (TMR)

But here’s the good news: there’s a groundbreaking approach that can change the game for your child.

It’s something we’ve used in our specialist clinic for many years, and been life-changing for babies with torticollis, and ended a lot of stress, worry and anxiety for parents too.

It’s called Total Motion Release (TMR).

And addresses Torticollis with a whole-body approach.

By looking at the whole body, we can identify whether their torticollis is caused by tightness in the mouth, a tongue tie issue, or tightness in the pelvis from being squished in your uterus for nine months.

In many cases, the tightness that is causing the head tilt is not the only area of tightness in the body, and it often occurs because of another part of the body – such as the pelvis.

When our expert team uses this whole body approach, we can deliver sessions that treat torticollis in a fraction of the time, ensuring it doesn’t impact your baby long-term.

Plus, this approach is much more gentle, with no painful stretching, and no tears.

That means treatment is a much more enjoyable experience for parents and their babies.

Free “No Stretch” Screening For Torticollis

If your child has been diagnosed with torticollis and you’ve not received the treatment your baby needs, or you’re just noticing the warning signs of torticollis and haven’t been to your doctor, here is an invitation to speak to our expert team for FREE.

Demand at our clinic is very high, but we are creating 5 spaces for Free “No Stretch” Screenings For Torticollis.

This is a 100% free appointment designed to help you understand what’s happening with your baby, and how you can help them overcome torticollis before it leads to long-term consequences.

Plus, the right treatment plan can offer very quick results so you can soon get to more enjoyable tummy time, fewer tears during the night, and an easy time feeding for your little one.

To schedule your Free “No Stretch” Neck Screening for Torticollis and take the first step toward your child’s brighter future, click HERE or call us on 908 543 4390.

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It’s a digital copy and will arrive in your inbox as soon as you’ve entered your details.

More Free Help For Parents Of Baby’s With Torticollis

Read our blog – Torticollis – A Tearless Approach To Treatment

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Kid With A Sensory Processing Disorder

Every child is unique, and so are their sensory experiences.

For some children, the world can be an overwhelming place due to a condition known as Sensory Processing Disorder.

As parents, caregivers, and educators, it’s our responsibility to provide the support and understanding these children need to thrive.

In this guide, you can learn about Sensory Processing Disorder and explore effective strategies to help children with Sensory Processing Disorder not just cope, but thrive in the sensory-rich world we live in.

What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

Sensory Processing Disorder is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects the way the brain processes and responds to sensory information.

Sensory experiences are a fundamental part of our daily lives, encompassing everything from the taste of food to the feel of clothing against our skin and the sounds of the environment.

However, for children with Sensory Processing Disorder, these sensory inputs can become overwhelming or distorted, leading to stress, frustration and meltdowns in their daily lives.

How Sensory Processing Disorder Impacts Children

A Sensory Processing Disorder can manifest in various ways, including:

Sensory Overresponsivity

Your child may be hypersensitive to sensory stimuli.

And this can mean that they may react strongly to even mild sensations, such as certain textures, bright lights, or loud noises.

For you, and your child, this can make it really difficult when going into new environments, which are outside of your control, and lead to fear, anxiety, or tantrums.

Sensory Underresponsivity

In contrast, your child may be hyposensitive, meaning they have a reduced awareness of sensory stimuli.

They may seem oblivious to temperature changes, physical pain, or even their surroundings.

And while this may seem less of a challenging situation it can lead to harmful consequences – they don’t realize how cold it is when they’re playing out, or don’t realize they’ve injured themselves when playing on their bike.

Sensory Seeking

Another way Sensory Processing Disorder can impact your child’s life is that they are more likely to seek out sensory experiences than others.

So when they’re being shouted at, and told to sit still at their desk in class, their instincts are desperate for stimulation which means they are fidgeting, or seem like they can’t sit still.

For your child, this is very hard to understand because they are craving stimulation, yet being punished and feel bad for seeking it.

It’s easy to see why children with sensory disorders can lose their confidence and self-esteem.

Sensory Discrimination Challenges

Is your child struggling to tell the difference between different textures, tastes, or sounds?

This could be another way that a sensory processing disorder is impacting their life, and often can be seen in kids who are labeled “fussy eaters”.

Often, kids prefer to stick to bland or neutral-flavored foods because they can’t differentiate different tastes and prefer to stick to the familiar and safe options – especially when their confidence is low or they are feeling anxious.

Appreciating Your Child’s Sensory Needs

Living with a Sensory Processing Disorder can be emotionally challenging for not just your child, but also your family.

But it’s important to recognize that their frustration, anger, and behavior are their way to navigating through a world that is very different to that, you and I go through.

Their emotions are valid.

And a natural response to their unique sensory experience.

Importantly, your child isn’t broken, and doesn’t need fixing, despite what you made be made to feel by people who don’t understand.

However, while your child doesn’t need fixing, you can help them to cope, and thrive throughout their life with the right support.

How to Help a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder

Seek Guidance From Experts

Start by consulting with a pediatrician or occupational therapist who specializes in sensory processing issues. The team at our specialist clinic in New Jersey can give you an accurate diagnosis, and provide you and your child with the specialized and personalized support they need.

You can find out more about this in a Free Sensory Processing Screening by clicking HERE or calling us on (908) 543 4390.

Create a Sensory-Friendly Environment

You know your child better than anyone, so make adjustments to your child’s surroundings to reduce their sensory triggers.

This might include using soft lighting, noise-canceling headphones, or providing sensory-friendly tools like fidget toys.

Celebrate Small Victories

For children with special needs, life can be a very demoralizing place.

What is easy for other kids in their class, is incredibly difficult for them – through no fault of their own.

So when they do achieve something, no matter how small, make sure to celebrate.

Building their self-esteem and confidence is essential to their overall well-being.

Establish a Sensory Diet

Work with a therapist to develop a sensory diet tailored to your child’s needs.

This involves incorporating sensory activities into their daily routine to help them build their confidence, and regulate their sensory experiences with things that can be challenging for them.

One important thing is to not make the experience stressful for them, and if they are struggling, to move to something that they are stronger at doing.

Your child will develop much faster if you make it fun, and get them engaged rather than pushing them to do things they aren’t capable of doing.

Advocate for Your Child

Another way to help is to advocate for your child at school and in social settings.

Try to work closely with educators and therapists to ensure they receive appropriate accommodations and support.

Empathy and Patience

Understand that your child’s reactions are not intentional.

Be patient, empathetic, and validate their feelings.

And when they do have tantrums, provide a safe space for them to express themselves.

I know it can be very difficult, especially out in public with lots of strangers watching and judging, but do your best to keep calm and help them through their experience.

Education and Awareness

Educate yourself, your child’s teachers, and caregivers about your child’s Sensory Processing Disorder.

The more people understand your child’s needs, the better they can provide support.

And with the right support, your child can start to regulate their response to sensations that used to trigger them much better, or have plans in place to reduce the impact.

Get Personalized Advice From Experts On Sensory Processing Disorders

If you’re recognizing the behaviors in your child in this blog, even to a small degree that hasn’t led to an official diagnosis, we can help you get a much deeper understanding of the condition and the best ways to help your child move forward.

We appreciate that you are worried for your child.

How they cope in school.

How they interact with other kids in the neighborhood or at the park.

And what their future will look like.

But one way to begin to relieve your anxiety over this is to learn more.

And speaking to our experts for FREE is something we would invite you to do.

Right now, demand at our New Jersey clinic is very high, and we only have a limited number of spaces available for our Free Sensory Processing Screenings.

This appointment gives you 1-1 time with a leading expert, at our popular clinic, and allows you to share your story, get answers, and find out proven ways to support your child.

Call us now on (908) 543 4390 or click HERE to book yours.

More Free Expert Advice For Parents Of Kids With A Sensory Processing Disorder

Read our blog – Sensory Processing Disorders – Getting To The Core Of It

Read our blog – Top Tips For Sensory Savvy Parents

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