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April is The Month of the Young Child!

Join teli in celebrating April as The Month of the Young Child! It is no wonder that April is the Month of the Young Child! Celebrating a child’s development and growth makes sense as daffodils and tulips sprout and trees bud. Years of research have shown the importance of the early years in laying the...

April is Autism Awareness Month – How teli Can Help

Autism and Early Intervention When a parent hears the word “Autism” it can cause enormous concern about their child’s future.  But there is more hope now than ever!  There are significant and effective resources that provide hope to thousands of parents. Every child’s needs and abilities are different and particularly with children on the Autism...

Toddlers and Biting: What to do

My toddler is biting other children – what can I do? You just got the call from your child’s day care regarding a biting incident involving your child. You are not exactly sure what caused the behavior or what to do about it.  Take heart, Karen Bowman, a teli Developmental Specialist with years of experience...

Child Behavioral Challenges vs Sensory Issues

Is my Child Misbehaving or Are There Sensory Issues? Have you ever wondered if your child’s behavior is due to sensory issues? What exactly is the difference between behavioral challenges and sensory challenges? Well you are not alone according to Kim Morrow, a teli Developmental Specialist.  Kim has heard that question a lot in her...

Early Intervention and Sensory Disorders in Children

Over the past 10 years, the term “Sensory Processing Disorder” (SPD) has become more familiar as health care professionals have helped parents understand more about sensory issues.  While SPD is not a clinically recognized disorder or diagnosis, the term does serve as an umbrella over a cluster of recognizable symptoms, which aides therapists and other...

Does Early Intervention Help Flat Head Syndrome?

Baby’s heads are naturally soft and pliable during the first few months of life. Flat head syndrome, or positional plagiocephaly, can develop in some babies as a result of external pressure on a baby’s soft head, typically from laying on their back or in one position for an extended time. If your child is beginning...

Bilingual Language Development and Early Intervention

Do children in bilingual families experience greater speech and language delays?  Not the case, says Kelly Beddall, teli Speech Language Pathologist. “There is a great deal of misinformation regarding the rate of language development in children in families where two languages are spoken,” notes Kelly. “In fact, regular experience with two different languages has been...

What is the Difference Between Language and Speech Development?

Are language and speech the same thing? Believe it or not this is a misconception that Lea Uhl, a teli Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist, encounters from parents on a regular basis in her work in Early Intervention.  “I speak with a number of parents who are confused about the difference between speech and language when...

How Do Gestures Help Your Child’s Language Development?

Do gestures boost language development in children? When your child points or holds their arms out to be picked up, these gestures are the important beginnings of language development. “Gestures are a significant step as a child begins to interact and communicate with others,” notes Kristi Keele, Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist at teli. “There is...
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