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Early Intervention’s Impact on Toe Walking

Should I Be Concerned if My Child is Toe Walking? By: Alex Beschorner, teli Occupational Therapist and Cindi Hobbes, teli Physical Therapist Why do kids walk on their tip toes? Is toe walking something to be concerned about? Toe walking or walking on the toes or the ball of the foot, is common in children who are...

How Can Bedtime Rituals Help Your Child Sleep?

Reviewed & Edited by: M. Rebecca DiLettuso, MSW, Executive Director Is bedtime often a challenge for your child?  You can hear it now: “Just one more story Mommy!” “I need a drink of water Daddy!” “There is a monster under my bed!” At teli, through our Early Intervention services, our therapists work with parents to help them...

What is Joint Attention and Why is it Important?

Early Intervention and Joint Attention – it takes two! Authored by: Kristen Lang, teli Speech and Language Pathologist In an infant’s first few months, they begin to achieve developmental milestones that build the skills to communicate for a lifetime. It may not include words, but it does include another person!  An infant gazing at their...

Does your child have problems sleeping?

Reviewed & Edited by: M. Rebecca DiLettuso, MSW, Executive Director Is bedtime a battle in your home?  The end of a long exhausting day for you and your child – and your child is fighting that sleep every step of the way. The exact reason your child is working hard to stay awake is exactly the...

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...
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