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Physical Therapy: An Enormously Beneficial Tool for Children With Down Syndrome!

Physical Therapy: An Enormously Beneficial Tool for Children With Down Syndrome!

Down Syndrome (DS) is a genetic disorder caused by one too many copies of chromosome 21. This extra copy changes the typical way the brain and body develop. As a result, individuals with Down Syndrome can face both physical and mental challenges from birth onward, such as delayed developmental milestones. Other possible challenges include: Low Muscle Tone Decreased Strength Poor Balance and…

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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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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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Do You Have Kids that Trip on Stairs?

Do You Have Kids that Trip on Stairs?

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). Use Visual Cues: It can be helpful for kids to see exactly where you want them to put their foot when going up the steps. You…

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Are you wondering if your child could benefit from therapy?

Are you wondering if your child could benefit from therapy?

Call us today and our therapists will schedule a free screening where we will conduct some basic scales to determine if your child warrants a full evaluation and/or they are right on track with development! Kara Dodds and Associates, Inc. offers free teacher workshops and conducts approximately 2500 free preschool screenings for children throughout San Diego County per year. We…

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