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August 4, 2019
On this episode, I begin discussion about the ATNR (Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex). I will talk about what it looks like, when it should integrate, and what it might look like if it doesn’t integrate in preschool and school aged … Continue reading →
June 14, 2019
On this episode, I discuss the differences between IFSP’s and IEP’s, and details about what each plan might look like. Use the link above to purchase CEU’s for this Episode!! Earn your credits now! You are listening anyway, you might … Continue reading →
April 29, 2019
On this Episode, I will discuss factors to help you determine what your frequency of therapy should be for Early Intervention treatments. Play With Your Food: How to Get Your Toddler to Eat50% off Autism Parenting MagazineNew Arrivals At Melissa … Continue reading →
February 28, 2019
On this Episode, I explain what sensory sensitivities and sensory decreased awareness can look like with newborns and infants. I also provide strategies and explanation for ways to support the babies and their caregivers with feeding difficulties from a sensory … Continue reading →
January 12, 2019
On this episode, I discuss ways we can work with kids who have lower cognitive abilities on grasp development and self help skills. Community Resource Directory Play With Your Food: How to Get Your Toddler to Eat50% off Autism Parenting … Continue reading →
November 24, 2018
On this Episode, I talk about Auditory Sensory Processing Delays and Sensitivities.  I will explain what this looks like, how it works, and provide examples of home and school situations. Community Resource Directory Play With Your Food: How to Get … Continue reading →
October 27, 2018
On this episode of the Milestones Podcast, I discuss the roles of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTAs) in Occupational Therapy settings.  I also explain the differences between COTA and OTR and what their roles are in the workplace. CLICK “ADD … Continue reading →
September 24, 2018
On this Episode, I discuss the top 5 Fine Motor Skills that I look for in typical 3 year old development! Community Resource Directory Play With Your Food: How to Get Your Toddler to Eat 50% off Autism Parenting Magazine … Continue reading →
August 27, 2018
On this Episode, I discuss the potential long term benefits of crawling, as well as, the potential long-term issues kids might have in school if they skip the crawling phase as infants. ** THERAPISTS ** USE “ADD TO CART” LINK … Continue reading →
August 2, 2018
On this Episode, I discuss what Early Intervention services look like, or should look like, for kids with Autism. Community Resource Directory Play With Your Food: How to Get Your Toddler to Eat 50% off Autism Parenting Magazine New Arrivals … Continue reading →
July 16, 2018
On this episode, I discuss current research on the health effects of eating and drinking out of BPA and BPA-Free products. Community Resource Directory Play With Your Food: How to Get Your Toddler to Eat 50% off Autism Parenting Magazine … Continue reading →
June 27, 2018
On this episode, I discuss what Oral Sensory Processing with Low Awareness is and how it can affect children’s eating and drinking skills. ** THERAPISTS ** USE “ADD TO CART” LINK BELOW TO PURCHASE CEU’S / PDU’S! Community Resource Directory … Continue reading →
June 16, 2018
On this episode I discuss Oral Sensory Sensitivities and how they can affect kids and their eating skills. ** THERAPISTS ** USE “ADD TO CART” LINK BELOW TO PURCHASE CEU’S / PDU’S! Community Resource Directory Play With Your Food: How … Continue reading →
June 6, 2018
On this Episode, I discuss issues that come up with kids who are non-verbal including things like tantrums and frustrations due to language difficulties. Community Resource Directory Play With Your Food: How to Get Your Toddler to Eat 50% off … Continue reading →
May 22, 2018
On this episode, I talk about some of the fine motor skills I look for as an Occupational Therapist when playing with a child between the ages of 24-36 months or 2-3 years. ** THERAPISTS ** USE “ADD TO CART” … Continue reading →
May 9, 2018
On this Episode, I talk about how infant development can be affected by drug exposure in-utero. Use “ADD TO CART” button below to purchase the test for CEU’s / PDU’s Community Resource Directory Play With Your Food: How to Get … Continue reading →
May 2, 2018
On this Episode, I talk about the transition from school to summer time, how that can affect kids, and suggestions for helping them have a more consistent routine over the summer break. Community Resource Directory Play With Your Food: How … Continue reading →
April 23, 2018
On this episode, I talk about some of the common concerns with newborn and infant feedings, and what some strategies are for trying to help the feedings improve. Occupational Therapists: Use “ADD TO CART” Link to Purchase Test for CEU’s … Continue reading →
April 12, 2018
On this Episode, I talk about the Parent Coaching or Teaming Model with Early Intervention for ages 0-3 years. Community Resource Directory Play With Your Food: How to Get Your Toddler to Eat 50% off Autism Parenting Magazine New Arrivals … Continue reading →
April 5, 2018
This is an Anniversary show where we flashback to Episode 1 from April 5th, 2017!! Thank you for listening this past year, and for all of your support! Community Resource Directory Play With Your Food: How to Get Your Toddler … Continue reading →
April 3, 2018
On this episode, I discuss the topic of Feeding Evaluations and Feeding Therapy with infants, toddlers, and young children.  The main discussion revolves around questions to ask parents as a therapist to start gathering information about how the child does … Continue reading →
March 27, 2018
On this Episode, I discuss what repetitive behaviors are. I discuss why people do these self-stimulatory behaviors, and what we should do to help them. Community Resource Directory Play With Your Food: How to Get Your Toddler to Eat 50% … Continue reading →
March 21, 2018
On this episode, I talk about what the term “Crossing Midline”  means and what types of activities encourage this.  I also discuss what to look for when evaluating whether or not a child is having issues with being able to … Continue reading →
March 8, 2018
On this episode, I talk about what it means to be an independent person, some ideas on ways to teach kids to become independent adults, and how to incorporate these same techniques with kids who have sensory processing needs. Community … Continue reading →
February 28, 2018
On this episode, I discuss a research study on Environment Enrichment, and how that can be used on a daily basis especially for kids with Autism. Community Resource Directory Play With Your Food: How to Get Your Toddler to Eat … Continue reading →
February 15, 2018
On this episode, I discuss how we can view one play activity in different ways.  What therapists are looking for when observing a child play with toys, objects, and just overall interacting with their parents and siblings. Community Resource Directory … Continue reading →
February 6, 2018
On this episode, I have an interview with Ayelet Marinovich who is a pediatric speech-language pathologist, parent educator, singer, and mother based in the San Francisco Bay area.  She is the creator of Strength In Words, whose mission is to … Continue reading →
January 29, 2018
On this episode I discuss what weight bearing means when working with infants and toddlers.  I also talk about what the potential benefits of weight bearing activities are, and give some examples of what those activities look like. Community Resource … Continue reading →
January 16, 2018
On this episode I discuss what some of the early common signs of Autism are in Infants and Toddlers.  I also discuss a research study about trial using parent-mediated video intervention. Community Resource Directory Play With Your Food: How to … Continue reading →
January 2, 2018
On this episode I discuss why some kids my seem to be having some increased sensory processing issues right now. . . Community Resource Directory Play With Your Food: How to Get Your Toddler to Eat 50% off Autism Parenting … Continue reading →
December 19, 2017
On this episode, I have an interview discussion with Michelle Emanuel who developed the Tummy Time Method. Michelle’s Email: emanuelot@yahoo.com Community Resource Directory Play With Your Food: How to Get Your Toddler to Eat 50% off Autism Parenting Magazine 30% … Continue reading →
December 12, 2017
On this episode, I discuss the use of the Sensory Profile 2 in Occupational Therapy and other areas to assess a person’s sensory processing patterns. I also provide a research study where the Short Sensory Profile was used to help … Continue reading →
December 6, 2017
On this episode, I talk about how some infants and toddlers stop learning new sounds and words while they are learning to crawl and walk – among other gross motor skills. I discuss the relationship between the vestibular sensory system, … Continue reading →
November 27, 2017
On this episode, I discuss why some kids won’t seem to leave their clothes on, and what some possible strategies are for helping them wear clothes! Also, my new book published today on Amazon.com and Amazon Europe! My listing price … Continue reading →
November 21, 2017
On this episode, I discuss the importance of communication between parents and the professionals that are involved in the care of children with special needs and/or medical needs. Learning Resources Shop Educational Products Save Up to 15% Off in the … Continue reading →
November 14, 2017
On this episode I discuss Proprioceptive Sensory Processing and how it works. I will give you some ideas about strategies and activities you can do with kids who have issues with this sense. Learning Resources Shop Educational Products Save Up … Continue reading →
November 6, 2017
It’s a Milestone episode for the Milestones Podcast!! Episode 50!! Thank you all for listening and helping me get here.  I hope we can continue on for 50 more and then some! In this episode I will talk about 10 … Continue reading →
October 31, 2017
On this episode, I will discuss things to consider when working with kids on handwriting activities and strategies.  These will mainly revolve around making sure they are set up for success!  Also, a special Halloween Treat: a short story written … Continue reading →
October 24, 2017
On this episode, I talk about a real life example of visual sensory over stimulation.  I give additional details on what to look for in kids who get visually over stimulated and kids that are visual sensory seekers. Save Up … Continue reading →
October 20, 2017
On this episode, I give some tips for Halloween for parents of kids with Autism.  Tips include planning ahead and ideas for the actual night events! Silly Halloween Frightful Friends Tri-Spinner Fidget Toy Stress Reducer Perfect For ADD, ADHD, Anxiety … Continue reading →
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