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Feeding Disorders

Feeding and swallowing disorders can lead to health, learning, and social problems. Feeding disorders include problems with sucking, eating from a spoon, chewing, or drinking from a cup. Swallowing disorders, also called dysphagia (dis-FAY-juh) are difficulties with moving food or liquid from the mouth, throat, or esophagus to the stomach. Feeding and swallowing disorders are often related…

What is Toe Walking ?

What is Toe Walking and is it bad for you? Walking on the toes or the balls of the feet, also known as toe walking, is fairly common in children who are just beginning to walk. Most children outgrow it, but sometimes it can result from certain conditions, including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and autism…

What is body Awareness?

Body awareness is the internal understanding of where the body is in space. It is highly influenced by proprioceptive processing, the sensory information one receives from the movement and force of muscles and joint groups. Body awareness helps one orient his or her body to their surrounding environment and helps them navigate through that environment.…

The Best Toys Are the Toys That Do Nothing

The Best Toys Are the Toys That Do Nothing: Choose Open-Ended Toys   A study by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) compared traditional toys to electronic toys. The report concludes that traditional toys result in better child-caregiver interactions. These interactions provide multiple communication-learning opportunities.   Children learn by doing. Open-ended toys do not have batteries…