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Early Intervention and Autism – A Testimony of Hope for a Child’s Future

 Reviewed & Edited by:M. Rebecca DiLettuso, MSW, Executive Director Growing up with an Autism diagnosis adds a whole new dimension to the lives of a child and their family.  However, with strong family support and Early Intervention, a child can achieve their true potential with encouraging results. A teli Alumni with an Autism diagnosis has...
Motor Plan Development and Early Intervention

Motor Plan Development and Early Intervention

By Callie Lodico, teli Physical Therapist As children grow they begin to build upon a host of skills that govern strength and movement to develop what physical therapists call a “Motor Plan”. This term describes the mastering of a combination of fine and gross motor skills that coordinate your body’s movement and enable you to...
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Child Developmental Concerns? Consider an Early Intervention Evaluation

By Lea Uhl, teli Speech Language Pathologist Child development during the first three years of life has an enormous impact on a child’s achievements later in life.  So how do you insure your child is developing within those guidelines? To help parents and their child, an Early Intervention Evaluation is a service funded by the...
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Providing Resources for Visually Impaired Children

Edited and reviewed by Becky DiLettuso, MSW Executive Director Getting involved in sports for young children is a way to explore, learn teamwork, get great exercise AND have fun! We know that for young children with vision impairment, participating in sports might be challenging. A nonprofit organization, Envision Blind Sports is addressing this challenge and...
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Baby Speech Development – Communication Without Words

By Kim Morrow, Developmental Specialist Communication is an essential part of everyone’s world.  How you interact with others or how you express your needs are all important ways in which you relate to others in your environment.  While adults and children use words, babies communicate very effectively from birth without words. Infants express themselves through...
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Fine Motor Skills in Child Development and Early Intervention

Reviewed & Edited by: Becky DiLettuso, MSW, Executive Director Are you wondering if your child’s development is where it needs to be?  teli knows that is a question that many parents often have when they observe other children’s behavior.  An early concern might be a child’s ability to pick up a Cheerio or grasp your finger. ...

Avoid Meltdowns on Your Next Outing with Your Child

By Kim Morrow, teli Developmental Specialist and Jacquelyn Svitek, teli Occupational Therapist Planning an outing with your family? Trips to the park or the library or just the grocery store can be enjoyable for all involved.   For some children, a new experience or visiting a new place may be so exciting they may become overwhelmed...
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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...
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