Author: Sheree

Fortified Foods for Kids

You may have heard of a food being fortified with something, but what does this mean? Fortified (or fortification) means that vitamins and minerals have

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Pediatric Nutrition Supplements

When is it appropriate to give your child a pediatric nutrition supplemental beverage? Pediatric supplements such as Pediasure, Carnation Instant Breakfast, and other nutritionally fortified

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Pediatric Iron Deficiency

Consuming a diet rich in iron is essential to children’s overall growth and development. Dietary iron is needed to make hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in

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Flexible Seating Options

Flexible seating options have been shown to increase a child’s attention during seated tasks. These options could include an air cushion/wiggle disc, vibrating cushion, therapy/yoga

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Transition Skills

In pediatric occupational therapy, we work on many skills necessary to improve function in a child’s daily life such as feeding, attending school and having

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Sign Language for Children

Many speech-language pathologists use both verbal language and sign language in therapy sessions to facilitate communication with children. Sign language can serve as a bridge

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How Pausing Improves Communication

Pausing is a simple way to increase communication attempts. It helps your child realize that they need to communicate as well as giving them a