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Strength and Power Training for Children with Poor Coordination!

Strength and Power Training for Children with Poor Coordination!

By Veronica Glen, PT, DPT When Physical Therapists see a clumsy or uncoordinated child, one of the first thoughts we think is “That kid can use some balance training!” or “They could benefit from functional activity practice!” What current evidence based research is finding is that strength and power training can be just as helpful if not MORE helpful than…

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How sensitive to cultural differences are you?

How sensitive to cultural differences are you?

According to the United States census bureau, 36% of the population described themselves as “non-Hispanic white”.  By 2050, fully 50% of our nation will be comprised of persons who identify as other than Caucasian. How might our growing population of persons with different racial and ethnic backgrounds view the world? And what does that mean for the health care system…

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May is Williams Syndrome Awareness Month

May is Williams Syndrome Awareness Month

Williams syndrome is a developmental disorder affecting approximately 1 in 10,000.  It affects both males and females equally. This syndrome is present at birth and can affect anyone. It is characterized by medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays and learning disabilities.  These often occur side by side with striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities, and an affinity for music.…

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Celebrating Our 1 Year Milestone

Celebrating Our 1 Year Milestone

As a society, we’ve come a long way towards understanding the need for paying close attention to the development of our children, and intervening when natural processes aren’t unfolding the way they should. ASHA recently reported that, ‘Many toddlers diagnosed with ASD who receive early intervention can attend regular kindergarten, cutting annual education costs by $10,000 per child, according to…

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Social Skills Language Camp

Social Skills Language Camp

Making and keeping friends doesn’t always come easily, but social skills can be learned though modeling, guided play, and practice! Come join our dynamic and creative camp lead by two of our Speech-Language Pathologists. For kids ages: 4-6 or 7-9:  Should be verbal and have the ability to work in small groups To learn more about Summer Camp Dates &…

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Stress Relief for Parents

Stress Relief for Parents

Reducing stress is a key component to the well-being of your family.  We know that parenting a little one on the autism spectrum can be challenging.  You work extra hard at facilitating the work your child is doing, and it can be stressful not knowing how your loving efforts are being received. As parents, it’s important to know that you…

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It’s Autism Awareness Month!

It’s Autism Awareness Month!

At Kara Dodds & Associates, that’s cause for celebration! We partner with some of the best organizations in San Diego to provide services to our children, and to show our appreciation, we’d like to recognize their efforts. We’ve had a long relationship with Valerie Saraf, the curator of Valerie’s List and Facebook pages.  She has been a strong advocate for…

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