Author Archives: TJ Smith

Little Steps Named to 2020 Expertise List of Best Physical Therapists in Chicago

Little Steps Pediatric Therapy has been named one of the 18 Best Physical Therapists in Chicago in 2020 by Expertise, an organization that researches and identifies top service professionals in more than 200 different industries across major cities in the… Read More

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5 Exercises That Help Babies Learn How to Walk

Along with their first words, a child’s first steps are one of the biggest developmental milestones that parents look forward to celebrating. Gaining the ability to walk signals tremendous progress on the road to independence. Although each child develops on… Read More

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How to Find Comfortable Clothing for Kids With Sensory Processing Issues

For sensitive children, aspects of the world that many people don’t even notice – like the texture of a sweater against your skin or a t-shirt’s tag brushing against the back of your neck – can seem unbearable. Wearing clothes… Read More

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4 Fun Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. While many might see it as a holiday for couples, it can also serve as an opportunity to celebrate all kinds of love – including affection for friends and family members. If you’re… Read More

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Which Toys Are Best for Language Development?

Learning to talk is one of the biggest and most exciting milestones for toddlers and their parents. Gaining the ability to communicate verbally transforms all aspects of a child’s life. As a parent or caregiver, you might wonder how you… Read More

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Can Occupational Therapy Help With ADHD?

If you’re raising a child who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you’re far from alone. ADHD is a relatively common neurodevelopmental condition that affects millions of kids in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… Read More

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6 Outdoor Activities to Keep Kids Entertained on Snowy Days

Playing in the snow is one of the highlights of childhood for kids who live in colder climates. With a winter wonderland outside to enjoy, the possibilities can seem endless. If you’re a parent or caregiver looking for ideas to… Read More

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5 Tips to Make the Holiday Season Easier for Kids With Sensory Processing Issues

The holiday season is nearing its peak, and while this might be the most wonderful time of year for some people, it can prove nerve-wracking for many others. All of the lights, smells, sounds and crowds – in addition to… Read More

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What Is Interoception? Everything You Should Know About This Vital Sense

We’re all familiar with the five primary senses of sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing. Then, there are the additional sense of proprioception (knowing where your body is spatially) and the vestibular sense, which is related to body positioning and… Read More

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4 Fun Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

November is here, which means Thanksgiving is coming up fast, and many children will have time off from school for a long holiday weekend. If you’re looking for ways to help your kids have fun and stay occupied during those… Read More

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