Author Archives: TJ Smith

5 Things Parents Should Know About ADHD

Have you noticed that your child’s attention seems to wander and that they have trouble staying focused on tasks at home and at school? Maybe their grades are slipping because they’re having difficulty sitting still and concentrating on in-class activities… Read More

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Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Summer isn’t over quite yet, but parents and kids alike have begun looking forward to (or possibly dreading) the start of the new school year. Children who are about to enter kindergarten are gearing up to take a big step… Read More

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Could Sippy Cups Hurt Your Child’s Speech Development?

In 1988, Richard Belanger decided he was tired of cleaning up spills, according to The New York Times. Belanger – a father and mechanical engineer – decided to find a way to stop toddlers from making messes when they dropped,… Read More

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Signs Your Child Could Have Sensory Processing Issues

Most kids explore the world around them using their senses, including sight, touch, taste, sound, and smell. Processing the information they receive from these sources allows them to learn about their surroundings and communicate with others. However, some children have… Read More

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5 Things You Should Know About Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Learning to speak and convey wants, needs, and thoughts to others is an important stage of childhood development. However, some children have trouble expressing themselves. Five percent of children ages 3-17 in the U.S. have experienced a speech disorder that… Read More

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Does Your Child Need Pediatric Physical Therapy?

During the first few years of their lives, children gradually gain the motor skills they need to interact with and explore the world around them. Parents look forward to milestones like kids sitting up on their own and walking. Sometimes,… Read More

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4 Signs Your Child Might Need Pediatric Occupational Therapy

For kids, playing is their occupation. It helps them explore the world around them, learn to interact with it and develop essential life skills that will allow them to connect with others and do things independently one day. Some children… Read More

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Does Your Toddler Need Pediatric Developmental Therapy?

During a child’s first few years, parents eagerly await important milestones like their son or daughter’s first smile, steps, and words. However, sometimes a child might take longer than expected to reach some of these benchmarks. Approximately 1 in 4… Read More

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Get Ready for Preschool With Little Steps

One question that will come up during the first few years of your child’s life is whether or not to send them to preschool and, if you do, when they will be ready for a classroom setting. It’s important to… Read More

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Holiday News: Santa Comes to Little Steps and Helping Families in Need

It’s officially the holiday season. Festive lights and decorations have transformed many homes and businesses into winter wonderlands, and crowds of shoppers are searching stores for the perfect gifts for their friends and families. At Little Steps, we’re getting into… Read More

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