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Speech and Language Developmental Milestones

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Jan 15, 2015   Category: Events, Parent Seminars, Resources  

When: February 5, 2015 7:30pm-9:00pm

Where: Leaps and Bounds

Come find out the top 10 things a Speech-Language Pathologist wants you to know to encourage speech and language development. Milestones from birth to age 5 will be reviewed, and we will discuss enriching activities to facilitate language development at home. You will leave with fun ideas to use with your child!

**There will be no cost for this seminar. Seating is limited. Call or email to RSVP to reserve your spot. Please include your phone number if you register by email.**


Is it Sensory? Unraveling the Mysteries of Problem Behavior

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Dec 25, 2014   Category: Events, Parent Seminars, Resources  

When: January 15, 2015 7:30pm-9:00pm

Where: Leaps and Bounds

Why do kids act out? An occupational therapist will discuss several potential factors such as poor sensory processing, poor sleep patterns, and/or nutritional issues that cause negative behaviors. We will also discuss how to determine what factors are impacting an individual child.

**There will be no cost for this seminar. Seating is limited. Call or email to RSVP to reserve your spot. Please include your phone number if you register by email.**


April is OT Month

Posted By: Carrie Salyer on Apr 10, 2014   Category: Articles, Events, Resources  

Some people may wonder “Why would a child need occupational therapy? Kids do not have jobs.” A child actually has many jobs throughout his day, including: playing, interacting with peers and adults, following directions, sitting down and paying attention, completing school work, completing self-help tasks (bathing, dressing, eating, managing belongings), engaging in fine motor and gross motor activities, and regulating emotions. When a child has a challenge in one or more of these areas, then he may benefit from occupational therapy. At Leaps and Bounds, we assess a child to determine the underlying causes of the challenges and we provide fun, play-based therapy to improve skills. Please refer to our Development Checklist (Does My Child Need Help?) or call our office for a free consultation if you have concerns about your child.


Backpack Safety Awareness: How Much Weight Is Too Much?

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Sep 11, 2013   Category: Events, Resources  

September 18, 2013 is National School Backpack Awareness Day, sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Over 50% of children use unsafe backpack practices that can lead to back, neck, and shoulder injuries. AOTA wants to bring attention to the safety hazards of inappropriate use of backpacks, as pain and injury can impact a child’s ability to complete daily activities.

Leaps and Bounds is hosting a Backpack Safety Awareness event on September 18th, from 3-5:30pm. Children and parents will learn that a child’s backpack should weigh no more than 10% of his body weight. Backpacks will be weighed and the child’s usage will be assessed. Additional backpack tips and education will be provided. All participants will be entered into a drawing for fun prizes!

Please call Leaps and Bounds at 636-928-LEAP (5327) to reserve a time for your child, or to get more information about the awareness event.

Click on the following links for additional information about backpack safety:
Backpack Facts: What’s All the Flap About?
Backpack Strategies for Parents and Students