OT March Newsletter: Upper Extremity Strength!
Each month we will continue to explore how occupational therapists can enhance your child’s development through meaningful occupations, including play. Upper extremity strength is fundamental in the development of fine and visual motor skills. As discussed last month, an upright posture facilitates head alignment, this helps to maintain visual attention and begin coordinating hands […]
published at Sunday, March 10th, 2019
Identifying Differences Between ABA Programs and Choosing the Best One for Your Child
Written by Tara Boyd, M.A., CCC-SLP, Executive Director & Speech-Language Pathologist It can take a long time for parents to get their child diagnosed with autism or another childhood disorder and find out where to seek help. The best-case scenario is that a parent realizes their child needs help, gets an assessment by the […]
published at Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
Posture: Why It is Important and How an OT Can Help!
Written by Maritza Tafur, MOTR/L It is a pleasure to be working at Ally Pediatric alongside such a dedicated and talented staff. As an occupational therapist (OT) I strive to offer the best possible, evidenced-based services to our clients. OTs work on children’s skills through the pursuit of meaningful occupations such as play, social participation, […]
published at Monday, February 4th, 2019
Now Serving the East Valley!
We are pleased to announce that Ally Pediatric Therapy will be expanding to the East Valley! We will initially be offering in-home ABA services to Chandler and Gilbert, with a clinic expected to open this Spring! To lead our East Valley expansion, Megan Tadvick, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA has joined the Ally team as a Clinical Director. Megan has over […]
published at Monday, January 28th, 2019
11 Thanksgiving Tips for Picky Eaters
It’s Thanksgiving and everyone is feasting except my kid! How to help the picky eater. By: Natalie Erling M.A., CCC-SLP Food refusal, texture problems, picky eating, chewing troubles, fine motor difficulties. These are all common obstacles that parents face when it comes to getting their kids to eat. The holidays are […]
published at Monday, November 12th, 2018