Author Archives: TJ Smith

5 Benefits of Pet Ownership for Kids

If you’ve been following this blog and our social media channels, you know that we recently added a new four-legged member to our team: Boomer, the therapy dog. Our canine therapist can help calm children during sessions. Lots of kids… Read More

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Does Your Child Need Pediatric Behavioral Therapy?

It’s normal for kids to act out sometimes. Every parent inevitably has to deal with a tantrum because their toddler doesn’t want to go to bed or would prefer chicken nuggets to broccoli at the dinner table. However, in certain… Read More

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Little Steps News: Therapy Dog and Continuing Education Courses Coming Soon

With the new year underway, the Little Steps team has some updates and news to share concerning a new addition to our pediatric therapy team as well as continuing education. Here’s an overview of what’s happening this month and in… Read More

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5 Tips for Dealing with Temper Tantrums

Maybe it started with you telling them it’s bedtime or that they couldn’t have the candy they picked up at the grocery store. Now your child is screaming and crying in protest. No matter what triggers them, no one enjoys… Read More

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Is W Sitting Bad for Kids?

If you’ve ever watched children playing with toys on the floor, you might have noticed some kids sitting with their legs bent and angled away from them on either side of their body (see the photo for this post for… Read More

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Little Steps News: Helping Families in Need and Social Skills Camp

At Little Steps Pediatric Therapy, we’re always busy not only providing comprehensive pediatric therapy services but also finding additional ways to improve the lives of children one step at a time. In addition to Mickey, Minnie and the Elf on… Read More

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Visit Mickey, Minnie and the Elf on the Shelf at Little Steps

The holiday season is finally here, and this year Little Steps patients are invited to celebrate by coming to meet and get pictures taken with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the Elf on the Shelf. During the holidays, many families… Read More

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The Parent’s Guide to Tummy Time: 4 Key Things to Know

For babies that are developing their gross motor skills, tummy time – or supervised time a young infant spends on their stomach while they’re awake – is extremely important. If you’re a new parent, however, you might wonder if you’re… Read More

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6 Must-Know Halloween Safety Tips for Parents

Halloween is one of the most exciting days of the year for many children. The costumes, the candy, and getting to go trick-or-treating can all make it a memorable night. However, while this holiday is a great opportunity for making… Read More

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3 Key Things to Know for Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

Have you heard of Rett syndrome? If you haven’t, this is a great time to learn about it. The non-profit International Rett Syndrome Foundation is working to get governors in all 50 states to sign proclamations designating October as Rett… Read More

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