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Children’s Health and Wellness

A Play-Based Approach Helps 8-Year-Old Manage Sensory Overload

By |2019-03-28T16:50:25+00:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

When 8-year-old Sean Brill of Aberdeen was a toddler, his sensitivity to noises, crowded spaces, and constricting clothes became more apparent. Anything with buttons, zippers, or tags caused tears, and he was hesitant to try new foods due to their textures. As he grew, he became anxious when weather [...]

Overhead Athletes: Build in Time-Outs

By |2019-03-28T16:43:20+00:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

As the spring sports season shifts into high gear, vigilance is a key factor to preventing potentially serious overuse injuries. For “overhead athletes,” including baseball pitchers, volleyball and tennis players, and even gymnasts, shoulder injuries are of particular concern. “The good news is that these types of injuries are [...]

Sensory Overload: Occupational Therapy Benefits Children with Sensory Integration Disorder

By |2018-12-14T22:57:16+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , , |

Occupational therapists help children and adults acquire or regain the skills essential to perform activities of daily life. They help patients develop, recover, improve, and maintain the skills necessary for a successful and fulfilling life. A growing area of our clinical work in pediatrics is treating children with sensory processing [...]

Why Children’s Annual Wellness Visits Are Important

By |2018-08-21T03:11:58+00:00June 29th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

Each child develops differently, both mentally and physically. An annual wellness checkup by a board-certified physician can detect medical and behavioral health issues early, keep immunizations up to date, and provide an opportunity for both you and your child to ask the doctor about any concerns you have. Pediatricians [...]