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Personal Hygiene for Kids - 5 Tips for Parents
The onset of COVID-19 may have caused shortages in disinfectants, hand sanitizers, and paper products, but hand washing is something that our communities have seen no lack of in recent times. Since government resources have cited this as one of the best ways to protect yourself from COVID, the majority of adults have diligently added this to...
Dyslexia Explained
One of the most common learning disabilities, dyslexia is a language-based condition that impacts the lives of many. Dyslexia has the potential to cause children to have difficulty performing in school and in early employment opportunities. When dyslexia is appropriately identified and addressed, both young people and adults lead productive and satisfying lives while managing the effects...
A close up photo of a child's eyes
Are you concerned about large prescription changes in your child’s glasses? How much change in a child’s glasses prescription would initiate an optometrist to look into myopia control? What is myopia control and is it appropriate for me or my child? In this article, you'll learn everything you need to know about myopia control.
ADHA Treatment Options (Including Medical and Non-Medical Alternatives)
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder that causes children and adults to display impulsive behaviors, experience difficulty focusing, and symptoms of restlessness. A condition that is closely related to ADHD is attention-deficit disorder, also known as ADD. While ADD is no longer a recognized diagnosis by the Fifth Edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical...
Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) - What Parents Need To Know
Do you or someone you know have a lazy eye? Are you a parent or guardian looking to learn more about amblyopia? Has your child been asked to patch one of their eyes or been referred for surgical alignment of their eye? If yes to any of the above, keep reading to learn more about the causes...
5 Popular Activities Pediatric OTs Use With Children
Have you ever watched an occupational therapist work with a child? If so, you might agree that it almost looks like playtime and there’s no actual “therapy” going on. Believe it or not, pediatric occupational therapy is supposed to look like play.  Foundations of pediatric development place the use of play and leisure at the center of growing. As a result, occupational...
Treatment Options For Excessive Tearing (Including Surgery)
Do your eyes tear up all the time, to the point where it's annoying or even embarrassing? Excessive tearing in the medical world is known as epiphora. Chronic tearing can cause a social problem where you need to constantly have tissues on hand because tears are always running down your face. In this article, I'll review the main causes of...
6 Ways To Tell Your Child Has Sensory Processing Disorder
Sensory is one of the new buzz words in therapy nowadays. The more obvious description for the term sensory is relating to the five commonly known senses: sight, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching. This is a correct interpretation of the word, however, it includes much more, especially with regard to abnormal sensory functioning. Sensory Processing Disorder, also known as SPD,...
5 Ways To Naturally Encourage Your Child's Development
With so much information available on parenting, it is difficult to determine fact from fiction on any given topic. This is further complicated by parents not knowing which choice is best for their child’s unique situation. Major areas of child development that are monitored in early childhood are motor, language, cognition, and emotional development....
Heterochromia - Having two different colored eyes
Did you know that it is possible to have two different colored eyes? Just under 200,000 people in the United States have a rare condition known as heterochromia, which can cause color variations of the hair, skin, and eyes. In this article, I'll review everything you need to know about heterochromia! What is heterochromia? The name of heterochromia is derived from the...