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Is Your Child a Member of the Picky Eaters Club?

Is Your Child a Member of the Picky Eaters Club?  There is Help!! Authored by: Kim Morrow, Developmental Specialist Transitioning to solids is a big step for your toddler. They begin to explore textures and new tastes and often when exploring the first time, you may see it come out of your child’s mouth as quickly...

Starting Solid Food is More Than Meets the Eye!

Introduction to Solid Foods and How to Spot Concerns that May Require Early Intervention Authored by  Kim Morrow, Developmental Specialist We have all seen it; you try to introduce solids to your child… it goes in and comes right back out.  Is it the taste or the texture of rice cereal?  Understanding what to look...

Addressing Infant Feeding Challenges through Early Intervention

Early Intervention Feeding Strategies Authored by: Jennifer (Krandel) Schreiner, teli Occupational Therapist Is your infant having difficulty when bottle or breast feeding? Sitting down with your infant in your lap and nursing or bottle feeding your infant can be a special time shared between parent and child. While it appears to be calming, feeding is a...

The Importance of Child Nutrition

Nutrition & Child Development Reviewed and edited by Becky DiLettuso, MSW, Executive Director Did you know that your child’s brain and body experience rapid and profound growth in the first two years of life?  Proper child nutrition is the key to achieving healthy cognitive and physical growth.  A well fed child will be equipped with...

Early Intervention Can Help with Your Child’s Holiday Tantrums

Authored by: Nichole Merz, Developmental Specialist Did you know tantrums are a form of communication? Communication comes in many forms through both words and actions. During the holidays lack of sleep or over stimulation may cause your child to communicate feelings through a tantrum. Developmental Specialists who provide teli Early Intervention services often suggest parents try...

teli Holiday Appeal 2018

I have a Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy Down in my Heart! – Lyrics by George William Cooke Dear Friends of teli, I write to you with “Joy Down in my Heart” as I reflect back over this the 60th Anniversary year of teli.  We had a wonderful celebration in September with our Board and Friends,...

Feel at Home with Early Intervention – Walking

Authored by: Mary Welage, teli Pediatric Physical Therapist Developmental Milestone: Walking and Early Intervention When should my child begin to walk? Parents are very focused on two goals: walking and talking.  Physical therapists providing Early Intervention services often hear concerns from parents on a regular basis about the timing of walking for their child.  It...

A Child's Work is Their Play in Early Intervention Therapy PART I

Child’s Play and Early Intervention Therapy Wonder why your child’s therapist uses activities that appear to be just “playing”?  So “The Wheels on the Bus”  isn’t just a silly song? When parents think of Early Intervention therapy, they often think of stretching exercises or repeating a sound or learning to hold a spoon. But when...

Feel at Home with Early Intervention – Crawling

Authored By: Mary Welage, Pediatric Physical Therapist A child’s life is full of firsts…  the first time they smile, the first time they roll over and many more. One of the important developmental milestones that parents often express concern regarding their child’s ability to begin to move by crawling and then eventually walking. Early Intervention...
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