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Understanding Early Intervention and Speech Development, Part I

Why are silly faces important in Early Intervention? How do making silly faces in the mirror help my child develop speech? How does making a sound like a car help my child to begin to form sounds? When your child is receiving Early Intervention Services, teli therapists work to  provide parents  with certain activities to...

Tom Sturges – An Enormous Thanks for 43 Years

It is easy for Tom Sturges to remember when he first became involved with teli.  At that time, 43 years ago, St Peter’s Child Development Center was providing support to two to five year olds and his first son had just been born.  Tom was working as civil engineer for a family owned company, Pennsylvania...

Tummy Time and Early Intervention

Why is Tummy Time an Important Part of Early Intervention? Wonder how your child’s Early Intervention activities make a difference? Wonder why tummy time is an important time for your infant? Over the past month, at teli, we have been exploring the “back story” of some of the Early Intervention activities that parents are encouraged...

Wonder How Early Intervention Works?

Have you ever wondered how your child’s Early Intervention activities make a difference? Our occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech pathologists and developmental therapists thought that was a great question!  So over the next few months we will be providing a “behind the scenes” reason for some of these activities.   Our therapists will explain the back...

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Children are at risk in our community! The month of April is National Child Abuse Prevention month and teli is devoted to creating awareness of the impact of this enormous societal problem. Among the many sobering facts is that in 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services reported that 3.5 million children were investigated...

Early Intervention for Children with Autism

Early Intervention Therapy in Autism provides an enormous advantage for a child. Did you know that April is Autism Awareness month? At teli we recognize the parents and their children diagnosed with autism. We also acknowledge the outstanding work of the teli therapists helping those children reach new heights! An early diagnosis can be valuable...

Early Intervention & Down Syndrome

Parents and Early Intervention – an impactful pair to tackle Down Syndrome! Reviewed & Edited by: Becky DiLettuso, MSW, Executive Director “My life changed when prenatal testing was telling me my child was not going to be perfect!” Ashley and Bob were pregnant with their second child and received the news that no parent wants...

Early Intervention…Maximizing Your Child’s Abilities

As a Pediatric Physical therapist within teli’s Early Intervention program, Mary Welage has helped children with a wide range of challenges over her 20 years. “No matter the level of limitations, from severe disability to slight developmental delays, my goal is to maximize a child’s abilities.  We provide therapy but we also provide parents with...

Early Intervention Speech Therapy

Early Intervention- helping children’s voices be heard. Diane Wolfe, a teli Pediatric Speech Pathologist, spends her days helping children find their voice. Early Intervention services provide parents with a support for children that for some reason do not speak. A child’s first sounds of “Dadda and Momma” are like music to a parent’s ear and...
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