Author Archives: TJ Smith

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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12 Effective Core Strengthening Exercises for Kids

A strong core serves as the foundation for a wide range of physical activities, including crawling, running, and jumping, among many others. The core of the body includes the muscles of the abdomen, pelvis and spine, according to HealthyChildren.org, a… Read More

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Little Steps Pediatric Therapy Offers Preschool Readiness Program in Highland Park

Little Steps Pediatric Therapy has announced it will hold two sessions of its Preschool Readiness Program this fall at its Highland Park, Illinois location at 1442 Old Skokie Valley Road. Both sessions will be for children who are 2 to… Read More

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6 Self-Regulation Techniques for Children

You had a long day at work, and now you’re stuck in traffic on the way home. It’s the middle of summer so it’s almost unbearably hot outside, and your air conditioning is broken. On top of all that, you… Read More

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