Sensory Challenges

teli early intervention therapists have identified specific things to look for and questions you may have with regard to your child’s sensory challenges.

By: Nichole Merz, teli Developmental Specialist Early Intervention provides an enormous advantage for a child with autism. An early diagnosis can be valuable to ensure that a child has every possible opportunity to address delays associated with an autism spectrum diagnosis.  Most recently, screening for autism as early as 2 years of age has been...
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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...
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Reviewed & Edited by: M. Rebecca DiLettuso, MSW, Executive Director A Young Man’s Successful Journey! High school can be tough… the social circles, the academic pressure, the peer pressure.  It can be difficult for any child, but a child with an Autism diagnosis?  That adds a whole new level of challenge.  All because of Early Intervention...
Are you concerned that something just doesn’t seem right with your child? Have you talked to your health care professional about concerns such as your child’s lack of babbling, or poor visual connections with you, or oversensitivity to touch? While these are potential red flags for autism, there are no specific medical tests that can...
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...
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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...
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...
Could music be the key to unlocking your child’s potential? For children who experience challenges with sensory processing, difficulty listening or focusing as well as communicating with others, the use of therapeutic listening techniques in Early Intervention can make a difference! What is Therapeutic Listening? “Therapeutic listening is a sound based intervention that triggers a...
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A gentle touch can do wonders to help anyone feel loved and cared for.  For an infant that may be going through a fussy period or may be experiencing colic, a gentle touch can help to quiet them in the moment as well as nurture their growth and development, communication and learning. Vanessa Doherty, a...
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...
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