Introduction to NDT: NDT Series Part 1

January 9, 2018

Over the next few weeks, PTC’s blog will be doing a series on Neurodevelopment treatment. Over half of our therapists are NDT certified across all of our disciplines, and we’d like to share how NDT enriches our patients’ lives. What is NDT? NDT, or Neurodevelopmental treatment, is a specialized treatment approach used by physical and […]

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All You Want for Christmas is a Great Gift: Part Two

November 22, 2017

In our last post, PTC gave suggestions for kids with special needs. Today we’ll be suggesting gifts for children with sensory processing disorders. But first…   Things to Keep In Mind: Before you get started, there are a few things you should keep in mind. How accessible is the toy—will your child be able to […]

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All You Want for Christmas is a Great Gift Idea: Part One

November 21, 2017

Ready or Not… Thanksgiving is almost here, and after the plates have been cleared it’ll be time to think about the most important holiday (at least to kids)…Christmas. Christmas can be a challenging time for all parents who are looking for the right toys at the right price point for their children. But it can […]

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Torticollis: What You Need to Know Now

May 8, 2017

This Week we talk to physical therapist Jane Knowlton about torticollis, a somewhat common but relatively unheard of condition. In this post, find out what this condition is, how it can be prevented, and how it is treated. Torticollis, or wry neck, is a condition that can be present in babies right after birth or that […]

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Sensory Processing Disorders in Children: What it Means and Why

March 19, 2017

This week we talk to Occupational Therapist Tracey Myers about Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) in children. Learn about what SPD is and isn’t, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated. Information Overload Children are bombarded with stimuli constantly everyday. From loud noises, to books and pictures, to the touch and feel of objects, […]

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A Service Dog’s Tale

February 7, 2017

How one service dog is changing the lives of an autistic boy and his family…. Meet Lex… 6 year old Lex Hitchins is an incredibly bright boy who loves science, math, facts, and figures. He is obsessed with Neil de Grasse, Tyson’s Cosmos, letters, numbers, and patterns. In fact, Lex is so intelligent that his mother Tianna, describes […]

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Early Intervention: Why It Matters

November 22, 2016

This week we talk with one of PTC’s Oral and Speech Pathologists Amelia V. Rivas about early intervention: what it can look like and how it can help your child. What Does Early Intervention Even Mean? While most babies develop normally, and can even be late bloomers, it is still important to stay vigilant while […]

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The Relevance of Recess

August 12, 2016

How Playing is a Requisite for a Healthy Child Recess and play seem to be fading from schools and from our children’s lives. Schools are choosing to cut recess time, the only time of the day children get to relax and play, in favor of an emphasis on studying. But playing is one of the most […]

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Nutrition News: Digestion

August 1, 2016

Digestion, resting and making food fun—PTC’s speech therapist Madeleine D’Andrea talks the importance of all of it Digestion is the Foundation for a Healthy Body   For parents of children receiving speech therapy swallowing is often the main concern, says speech therapist Madeleine D’Andrea of PTC. But she also points out that we often get so […]

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Life, Animated: A Cinematic Insight into Autism

July 25, 2016

How Disney helped a family struggling with the challenges of Autism connect again  Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness. -Pedro Almodovar   I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained. -Walt Disney   Life, Animated is a documentary […]

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