Author Archives: TJ Smith

What Parents Should Know About Screen Time and Child Development

Most of us are aware that staring at a screen all day – whether it’s attached to a TV, smartphone, tablet, or some other device – isn’t healthy for people of any age, especially young children. However, along with the… Read More

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How Pediatric Occupational Therapy Can Help Kids with Autism

Pediatric occupational therapy helps children who have difficulties with the activities that occupy them daily, including play, self-help, learning, socializing, and more. This type of therapy can prove useful for kids with developmental delays by strengthening fine motor, cognitive and… Read More

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5 Outdoor Springtime Activities for Kids

Although winter isn’t quite over yet, the first official day of spring (March 20) is almost here. After many long, cold months of ice and snow, people of all ages will likely want to spend as much time outside as… Read More

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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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