12 Feb 2015
February 12, 2015

Strategies to facilitate communication

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Find an activity or an object that your child really enjoys. Look for activities that can be easily stopped and started (e.g., wind up toy, bubbles) or an object that has multiple parts that you can hand to your child (e.g., animal crackers that he loves to eat, balls for a ball toy). Start an.. read more →

23 Jan 2015
January 23, 2015

Health Insurance Decoded

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Health Insurance Decoded Deductibles? Co-Insurance? & Co-Pays? OH MY!!! This month CAPTA Pediatrics would like to provide an informational newsletter about insurance deductibles, co-pay amounts and coinsurances. Most insurances start over at the 1st of the year. This means that if you have a deductible or maximum out of pocket expense, it starts over January.. read more →

22 Dec 2014
December 22, 2014

Candy Cane Playdough

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To share the holiday spirit, our pediatric patients were given homemade Candy Cane Playdough. In true therapy form, these gifts not only serve as a token of our appreciation, but more so a functional and fun therapeutic activity. Cooking and making crafts are an easy and fun way to practice language skills (e.g., following directions,.. read more →

05 Dec 2014
December 5, 2014

Christmas Activity for the kiddos

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Snow Slime Recipe If your kiddos are eager to play in the snow this winter, this snow slime recipe is great fun and satisfies that snow play itch. Even more exciting, this snow slime is icy cold to the touch and sparkly white, making it a great sensory activity as well. Watch as your little.. read more →

25 Nov 2014
November 25, 2014

Holiday Fine Motor Activity

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Playdough & Bead Christmas Trees This Christmas season, get your kiddos involved in a fun fine motor playdough activity. This is an excellent way to help develop fine motor skills that can also be extended into a math activity. Supplies: Large batch of green playdough Christmas tree cookie cutters Pony beads Rolling pin Step One.. read more →

31 Jan 2014
January 31, 2014

Should I Be Worried?

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“Red Flags” That Warrant a Speech, Physical, and/or Occupational Therapy Evaluation Gross Motor: If a child is… Not rolling by 7 months Not pushing up on straight arms, lifting his head and shoulders, by 8 months Not sitting independently by 10 months Not ”commando” crawling (moving across the floor on his belly) by 10 months.. read more →