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Creating a Sensory Backpack for your Child

By Kim Morrow, teli Developmental Specialist and Jacquelyn Svitek, teli Occupational Therapist Traveling to new places can be very exciting for a family. However, a journey outside the home for some children who may seek or avoid stimulation can lead to a stressful situation for both the parent and the child.  You know your child...

Can You Spoil Your Baby?

Contributors:  Kay Donovan, Physical Therapist; Laura Funk, Occupational Therapist; Kristi Keele, Speech Language Pathologist; and Dee Sieffert, Developmental Specialist You are home with your newborn baby, and you are both getting used to each other. You are trying to understand their signals for basic needs; when they are hungry, wet or tired.  A baby’s cry...
Transitioning from Early Intervention to Preschool

Transitioning Your Child from Early Intervention to Preschool

Reviewed & Edited by: Becky DiLettuso, MSW, Executive Director Change is difficult, especially for a child with developmental delays. As any parent knows, the transition from a child under your watchful eye at all times to entrusting your child to another caregiver can be a bit scary.  You know what they want, you understand their needs...

Three Steps when Choosing Child Care

Reviewed & Edited by: Tracy Zeiler, M.Ed., Director of Early Intervention Choosing a child care program is a very personal decision.  It is also a bit overwhelming for parents with many factors to consider in addition to cost. Our teli staff has helped parents with this decision and suggests that there are three steps in the...

Taking the Mystery Out of Early Intervention

What exactly is Early Intervention? What should I expect with Early Intervention? Reviewed & Edited by: M. Rebecca DiLettuso, MSW, Executive Director Has your health care provider suggested Early Intervention for your child?  What exactly is Early Intervention? What happens during Early Intervention? How will it help my child? How long will it take to make...

How Can Early Intervention Help a Child with an Autism Diagnosis?

By: Nichole Merz, teli Developmental Specialist Early Intervention provides an enormous advantage for a child with autism. An early diagnosis can be valuable to ensure that a child has every possible opportunity to address delays associated with an autism spectrum diagnosis.  Most recently, screening for autism as early as 2 years of age has been...
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Early Intervention in the Treatment of Autism

Reviewed & Edited by: M. Rebecca DiLettuso, MSW, Executive Director A Young Man’s Successful Journey! High school can be tough… the social circles, the academic pressure, the peer pressure.  It can be difficult for any child, but a child with an Autism diagnosis?  That adds a whole new level of challenge.  All because of Early Intervention...

Concerned About Your Child and Autism?

Reviewed and edited by Becky DiLettuso, MSW Are you concerned that something just doesn’t seem right with your child? Have you talked to your health care professional about concerns such as your child’s lack of babbling, or poor visual connections with you, or oversensitivity to touch? While these are potential red flags for autism, there...

How Do I Potty Train My Child?

Potty Training 101 By Kim Morrow, Developmental Specialist At teli, through our Early Intervention Services, our therapists help parents work through transitions as their child moves through normal developmental stages. A question that our teli developmental therapists hear on a regular basis is one that parents have been asking for ages: “When will my child...
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