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Treating Torticollis with Early Intervention

What does torticollis mean for my baby? Babies who have been diagnosed with torticollis have trouble holding their head up straight and turning their neck from side to side. Early intervention services provided by the pediatric physical therapists at teli help to loosen tight neck muscles, preventing physical delays, vision problems, and future posture complications....
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3 Ways to Help Your Toddler Communicate

Early Intervention Helps Toddlers CommunicatePeople are social beings. We want to interact with others and make meaningful relationships. We communicate to feel a sense of belonging and connection to the world around us. Babies begin to communicate before birth as they stretch and roll in the womb. After they are born, infants express their feelings...
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Get Moving with Early Intervention

Swinging your arms. Reaching for toys. Taking a ride across the living room floor in a laundry basket boat. Movement is vital in helping little ones to grow and learn. The pediatric physical therapists at teli have expertise in motor skills and movement concerns. When babies and toddlers move, they strengthen muscles. This gross motor...
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How Arts & Crafts Can Be a Fun and Beneficial Early Intervention Activity

Arts and crafts can be a fun and beneficial activity as part of early intervention therapies. Learn more about how these activities can be helpful and fun for your child.
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Early Intervention Works

For infants and children with developmental delays, early intervention can dramatically change the trajectory of their future. The Early Learning Institute (teli) has been a trusted provider of early intervention services in Western Pennsylvania for more than 60 years. Early intervention is the system of services that identifies and treats developmental delays and potential disabilities...
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Developmental Milestones (Ages 2-3)

Brain development happens more in the first few years of life than at any other time. As babies and toddlers learn, their growth is measured by the age when they meet developmental milestones. For any number of reasons, that growth can become delayed. When developmental delays are identified and addressed through early intervention, the impact...
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Developmental Milestones (Ages 1-2)

Children who fall behind in meeting developmental milestones often qualify for no-cost early intervention services. Early intervention helps young children who are facing developmental challenges to master skills through purposeful play. With more than 60 years of experience serving families, the early intervention experts at teli are highly trained at identifying each child’s strengths, setting...
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Developmental Milestones (9-12 Months)

Developmental milestones are skills and abilities that most children can master by a certain age. Early intervention helps children ages 0-3 with developmental delays to achieve age-appropriate milestones. Early intervention is provided at no cost to families and is proven to improve outcomes for young children as they grow and learn. For more than 60...
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Developmental Milestones (3-6 Months)

Children are active learners from infancy. They continuously absorb information about themselves and the world around them, using that knowledge to develop and grow. Although children learn differently, they should be able to achieve a variety of developmental milestones by a certain age. Not meeting milestones is an indicator that a child may be experiencing...
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