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The More We Know About Autism, The More We Can Accept and Include the 5+ Million with Autism

By Kari Tanta, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Rehab Manager Children’s Therapy and Kimberleigh Bechtolt, Community Engagement Associate, Washington Autism Alliance While April has long been known as Autism Awareness Month, awareness alone does not go far enough in addressing the needs of this community. A study from the Centers for Disease Control estimates ab...

Child Development

Core Workout for Kids

By occupational therapists Loren Burnett, OTR/L & Madeleine McBroom, OTR/L, Children’s Therapy at Valley Medical Center Performing these exercises will help your child build core muscles, supporting their overall core strength and stability. When performing the exercises, your child should not feel pain, and should remember to breathe when hold...

Childhood Weight Management

Core Workout for Kids

By occupational therapists Loren Burnett, OTR/L & Madeleine McBroom, OTR/L, Children’s Therapy at Valley Medical Center Performing these exercises will help your child build core muscles, supporting their overall core strength and stability. When performing the exercises, your child should not feel pain, and should remember to breathe when hold...

Children’s Therapy

The More We Know About Autism, The More We Can Accept and Include the 5+ Million with Autism

By Kari Tanta, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Rehab Manager Children’s Therapy and Kimberleigh Bechtolt, Community Engagement Associate, Washington Autism Alliance While April has long been known as Autism Awareness Month, awareness alone does not go far enough in addressing the needs of this community. A study from the Centers for Disease Control estimates ab...

Infant/Toddler

Emotional Regulation and Your Child

by Loren Burnett, Occupational Therapist, Children’s Therapy Major changes in routine due to COVID-19, including virtual schooling, decreased social and play opportunities, and limited access to community resources such as parks, playgrounds and pools have greatly impacted everyone. Our children, who depend on structure and routine, as well as inte...

Pediatric Sleep

Sleep Resources for a Better Night’s Rest from Sleep Expert Wynne Chen, MD

“The best part of my job as a sleep physician is having the opportunity to meet interesting people every day and educate them about a vital part of their daily lives that is often overlooked–their sleep.” Wynne Chen, MD, Pulmonary & Sleep Disorder Clinic “We now know that common sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) sp...

Safety

Prevent Possible Childhood Cannabis Exposure at Home

By Natalie Carroll, MS, CCC-SLP, Valley Medical Center’s Children's Therapy Since retail cannabis stores opened in Washington state in 2014, accidental marijuana/cannabis exposure calls to the Washington Poison Center for children 0 - 5 years of age have almost tripled: Between 2014 and 2019, calls increased from 519 to 1,529! Since the Food and Dr...

Teen

The More We Know About Autism, The More We Can Accept and Include the 5+ Million with Autism

By Kari Tanta, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Rehab Manager Children’s Therapy and Kimberleigh Bechtolt, Community Engagement Associate, Washington Autism Alliance While April has long been known as Autism Awareness Month, awareness alone does not go far enough in addressing the needs of this community. A study from the Centers for Disease Control estimates ab...