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 Autism Navigator. The Autism Society of the United States says that early intervention can reduce the cost of care by 67%.”
The role that speech and language pathologists play in these interventions can change the trajectory of a child’s life.
Summer Camp 2016
Social Skills & Language
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
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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.
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.
Have concerns about your child’s gross motor development? Here is a list of some important gross motor milestones that occur between birth and 6 years of age. If your child seems to be behind in their motor development or if you concerns about their quality of movement, our pediatric physical therapists are here to help!
Developmental Coordination Disorders (DCD) in Children
What are they? These are delays in a child’s motor skills or a difficulty in a child’s ability to coordinate movements. What are the key traits of DCD?
Affects 5-8% of school aged children to perform everyday tasks
- Often occurs with a learning disability, ADHD, Speech and Language Disorder, and behavioral problems
- Can persists through adulthood
Have kids that trip on stairs? Have kids that can’t do stairs? We can help!
Does your child have difficulty going up and down the stairs? Here are some fun ideas to help your child work on walking up and down the stairs reciprocally (placing one foot on each stair).
In a 2008 survey of 400 physical and occupational therapists, two-thirds responded that they had seen an increase in gross motor delays in infants over the previous 6 years. Those that saw an increase in developmental delays said that “lack of tummy time” is the number one contributor the increase in cases. Tummy time is crucial for your infant’s development and helps them develop the muscles they need to hold their head up, roll, sit, and crawl.
Just as our bodies need food throughout the day, the same is true for our bodies needing necessary sensory input. Typically our bodies are able to meet our needs by activities naturally throughout the day. Things like swinging your legs while sitting in a chair, chewing gum, humming, eating crunchy snacks, taking a bathroom break to walk around, drinking cold water, or stretching are all ways our systems regulate.