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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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Jenga

Jenga is a great family game to play, not only is it fun to play, but it also helps your children with the following: precise

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Wilbarger Protocol

The Wilbarger Protocol, also known as Brushing Therapy, or The Wilbarger Deep PressureProtocol (WDPP) utilizes deep touch pressure and joint proprioception. The Wilbarger protocol aids

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Food Chaining

What is food chaining? This approach to feeding takes preferred foods that the child is eating and builds off of those to introduce new foods.

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Bedtime Routine For Kids

Getting quality sleep is essential for children.  Bedtime routines are a consistent, repetitive set of activities that are carried out before bed every night. They

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Weighted Vest vs Compression Vest

Weighted Vest vs Compression Vest Both weighted and compression vests can be beneficial for children with sensory challenges. They’re typically recommended by occupational therapists to