Cortical Visual Impairment is the most prevalent form of visual impairment among children from developed countries. CVI is unique among visual impairments because it is one of the few conditions that can actually improve with the right assessment and intervention. Because it is a brain-based neurological vision impairment... Read More
One of the scariest challenges mothers can face is not being able to feed their children. Having a child who is a picky eater has become one of the major concerns for parents. In a recent study, it was estimated that almost 60% of parents who participated were concerned about their children’s feeding 1. But is this really a new issue... Read More
When you look up developmental milestones for your child, you might see charts and graphs with lines or circles that intersect, or long lists of specific skills children should be reaching each month. All of it can be overwhelming. As a mom of three young children, I understand how easy it is to worry about your child’s development... Read More
Walking the style-bright streets of Saint-Honoré fashion district in Paris, a lighted sign catches your eye.
You want to believe those words but, your rational self whispers, “The perfect pair of jeans is born from the thoughtfully attentive hands of a sage-like tailor. A quietly confident professional perseverating on the subtleties of fabric, stitching and the smallest details of fit.” ... Read More
Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a neurologically based, childhood speech sound disorder. CAS affects the precision and consistency of the movements which produce speech in the absence of neuromuscular deficits. It is an extreme difficulty or inability to plan or program the spatiotemporal parameters of speech movements in sequence, affecting prosody and speech sound production. Basically, the brain knows what it wants to say, but cannot properly plan and sequence the required speech sound movements... Read More
Visual impairment generally refers to diminished sight, and it's easy to assume that vision problems begin with the eyes. However, the eyes are just the first part in a complex visual system that also includes many parts of the brain: the optic nerves, optic tracts and optic radiations, (nerves relaying visual information from the eyes to the brain,) and the visual cortex (the part of the brain that converts light viewed by the eyes into meaningful images.) This then allows us to use sight in everyday activities... Read More
While several facilities offer all therapies under one roof, it is rare that clinicians coordinate therapeutic strategies across disciplines to deliver integrated, goal-directed care. Traditionally, each respective therapy focuses on a narrow scope of impairments and addresses those within their discipline’s theory-based framework. This is often the basis of trademarked therapies. For a child with a complex presentation, the result is therapies delivered in silos, with little cross over, and ultimately... Read More