Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Childhood Development?

The past almost two and a half years have been full of unexpected challenges. One of the biggest being lockdown due to COVID-19. With thousands of children staying home instead of participating in playdates, daycare and school, it’s only natural that questions about the possible impact would arise.    Are Children Experiencing Development Delays? Several … Continued

Feeding Therapy – What you Need to Know

Approximately 5% – 20% of children experience some sort of feeding or swallowing disorder. To help those kids who struggle, feeding therapy is a common service offered by speech language pathologists (SLPs) and/or occupational therapists (OT). Feeding therapy is more than just “teaching a child to eat.” Therapists work closely with patients and their families … Continued

What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is an uncommon speech disorder in children. Unlike many speech disorders, CAS is not about muscle weakness. Apraxia of speech is when the brain is not sending the correct signals to the cheeks, tongue and lips. Children with the diagnosis of apraxia of speech generally have a good understanding of … Continued

Condition Spotlight: Dupuytren’s Contracture by Amy Eckert, Occupational Therapist Doctoral Candidate, OTS

Picture to represent the fingers that are typically affected and position of the contracture   What is Dupuytren's Contracture? Dupuytren’s contracture is the thickening of the palmar fascia which usually affects the ring and small finger causing the fingers to contract, or flex towards the palm, making it difficult to complete gripping tasks or lay … Continued

Condition Spotlight: De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis by Amy Eckert, Occupational Therapist Doctoral Candidate, OTS

Pictures to represent the thumb side and area affected   What is De Quervain's Tenosynovitis? De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis occurs when there is inflammation to the tendon sheaths on the thumb side of the wrist which can cause pain and discomfort due to repetitive motions and over use. The inflamed tendon sheaths pass through a structure … Continued

Condition Spotlight: Radial Tunnel Syndrome by Amy Eckert, Occupational Therapist Doctoral Candidate, OTS

(Image to depict location of compression/impingement on the forearm)   What is Radial Tunnel Syndrome? Radial tunnel syndrome occurs when there is compression or impingement of the radial nerve in the elbow or forearm which can lead to pain, discomfort, and impacted motor functioning of the affected limb at the elbow, wrist, and/or hand. The … Continued

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