Author Archives: TJ Smith

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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How to Handle Common Childhood Fears

Halloween is nearly here. This is one of the most entertaining times of the year for many children, since they get to dress up and go trick-or-treating. However, for some the holiday can be scary, since there will be people… Read More

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What Causes Congenital Muscular Torticollis?

One of the common conditions that our pediatric physical therapists treat is torticollis, or tightness in one or more neck muscles that causes the head to turn and tilt to the side. The most common type is congenital muscular torticollis,… Read More

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Little Steps Sponsors Gather for GRIN2B Cocktail Reception Fundraiser

Little Steps Pediatric Therapy will be one of the sponsors of the GRIN2B Foundation’s first cocktail reception fundraiser. Gather for GRIN2B will be held on Monday, October 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Found Kitchen and Social House… Read More

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Little Steps Sponsors 2019 OLPHun Run 5k Benefiting Families in Need

Little Steps Pediatric Therapy has announced it will sponsor the 2019 OLPHun Run 5k in Glenview, Illinois on Sunday, October 6. The annual walk/run through the Swainwood neighborhood raises money for Sister Paulanne’s Needy Family Fund, which is operated by… Read More

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