Author Archives: TJ Smith

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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Little Steps Sponsors 2018 OLPHun Run 5k Benefiting Needy Families

Little Steps Pediatric Therapy will sponsor the 2018 OLPHun Run 5k on Sunday, September 30 in Glenview, Illinois. The annual walk/run through the Swainwood neighborhood in Glenview raises funds for Sister Paulanne’s Needy Family Fund, which is operated by the… Read More

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5 Essential Baby Safety Tips

September is Baby Safety Month, an event sponsored annually by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) to help raise awareness and educate parents and caregivers about the importance of choosing appropriate and safe products for infants. Taking action to protect… Read More

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4 Tips for Dealing With Picky Eaters

Kids need to learn good eating habits so they can get all of the nutrients they need to grow up happy and healthy. However, getting children to enjoy chowing down on nutritious food is easier said than done. Lots of… Read More

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What You Should Know About Stuttering: Answers to 3 Key Questions

Most of us don’t speak perfectly all of the time. Pauses, filler words like “uh” and “like,” and other bumps in speech aren’t uncommon. However, some children struggle more than others and display less typical disfluencies when they talk (with… Read More

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Toe Walking FAQ: Everything Parents Need to Know

A child’s first steps are a major developmental milestone, and parents are usually overjoyed to watch their sons and daughters learn to walk and further explore the world around them. Sometimes, however, children develop a habit known as “toe walking,”… Read More

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