Author Archives: TJ Smith

Helping Your Kids With Virtual Learning: 5 Tips for Parents and Caregivers

Just as the pandemic has changed how many of us work, travel, shop and otherwise go about our day-to-day lives, the ongoing public health crisis has also affected education. Following the mass closures of K-12 schools earlier in the year,… Read More

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Little Steps Continues to Expand With Opening of New Willowbrook Location

Little Steps Pediatric Therapy has opened a new location in Willowbrook, Illinois. The site – which is located at 625 Plainfield Rd., Suite 224 – is now serving children of all ages by delivering pediatric physical, occupational and speech therapy…. Read More

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Little Steps Opens New Glenview Location, Launches Florida Company to Reach More Patients

Little Steps Pediatric Therapy has opened a second location in Glenview, Illinois and launched a new sister company in Florida to expand educational programs and reach new patients in need of therapeutic services. The new space in Glenview also allows… Read More

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5 Ways to Help Kids Cope With Anxiety Related to the Pandemic

Months into the COVID-19 pandemic with no clear end in sight, many of us are grappling with high levels of stress and anxiety. This is a difficult time for people of all ages, including children who might not fully understand… Read More

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Little Steps Named to 2020 Expertise List of Best Physical Therapists in Chicago

Little Steps Pediatric Therapy has been named one of the 18 Best Physical Therapists in Chicago in 2020 by Expertise, an organization that researches and identifies top service professionals in more than 200 different industries across major cities in the… Read More

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5 Exercises That Help Babies Learn How to Walk

Along with their first words, a child’s first steps are one of the biggest developmental milestones that parents look forward to celebrating. Gaining the ability to walk signals tremendous progress on the road to independence. Although each child develops on… Read More

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How to Find Comfortable Clothing for Kids With Sensory Processing Issues

For sensitive children, aspects of the world that many people don’t even notice – like the texture of a sweater against your skin or a t-shirt’s tag brushing against the back of your neck – can seem unbearable. Wearing clothes… Read More

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4 Fun Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. While many might see it as a holiday for couples, it can also serve as an opportunity to celebrate all kinds of love – including affection for friends and family members. If you’re… Read More

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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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