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October is Bullying Awareness Month: common signs in a bullied child

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 by Child & Family Development

“Be on the lookout for bullying, and if you see something, say something, do something.”

–U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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Kati Berlin, Occupational Therapist recommends the Bouncy Band

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 by Child & Family Development

Kati Berlin, OTR/L and the other occupational therapists on the Child and Family Development team often recommend adding a piece of Theraband (elastic exercise band) to the legs of a desk so that a school-aged child can “fidget” and kick the band during class instruction, rather than engaging in more disruptive activities to get in needed movement.

One draw back to using the Theraband is that they do make noise when kicked, but this new band is advertised to be silent. So, she was thrilled to find this alternative: Bouncy Band!

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Developmental Milestones for a 3-Year-Old

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 by Child & Family Development

The developmental chart on the Child and Family Development website contains information about milestones for children ages 0-6 years. Here is an excerpt: 

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Child & Family Development celebrates with Abbey Wash

Friday, Oct 17, 2014 by Child & Family Development

Abbey Wash marks 5 years this month! She is an occupational therapist at the Midtown office.  

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Developmental Milestones for a 2-Year-Old

Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 by Child & Family Development

The developmental chart on the Child and Family Development website contains information about milestones for children ages 0-6 years. Here is an excerpt: 

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Child & Family Development celebrates with Dr. Chris Vrabel

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 by Child & Family Development

Chris Vrabel marks 3 years this month! He is a licensed psychologist at the Pineville office.  

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Developmental Milestones for an 18-Month-Old

Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 by Child & Family Development

The developmental chart on the Child and Family Development website contains information about milestones for children ages 0-6 years. Here is an excerpt: 

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5 Tips To Help Your Baby Roll Over

Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 by Child & Family Development

 

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Topics: Amy Sturkey

Free Parent/Caregiver Seminar: Helping Clumsy Kids October 23, 2014

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 by Child & Family Development

Child and Family Development is hosting a free parent/caregiver seminar.

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Topics: Jessica Sapel, Marion Wilm

Free Parent/Caregiver Seminar: Behavior Basics on October 9, 2014

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 by Child & Family Development

Child and Family Development is hosting a free parent/caregiver seminar.

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Child and Family Development celebrates 34 years

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 by Child & Family Development

It is October and that means Child and Family Development is celebrating 34 years of helping kids, adolescents and young adults in and around the Charlotte area. 

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Developmental Milestones for a 1-Year-Old

Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 by Child & Family Development

The Child and Family Development website has a developmental chart that contains information about milestones for children ages 0-6 years. Here is an excerpt: 

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Amy Sturkey, Physical Therapist, shares why it is important to walk backwards

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 by Child & Family Development

Amy Sturkey, Physical Therapist, asserts that it is important for children to learn to walk backwards.  According to the Denver II, 25% of children can walk backwards by 12 months, 75% by 15 months, and 90% by 16 months.  Once your child has learned to walk forwards successfully, they will then attempt to take steps backwards.

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Topics: Amy Sturkey

Child and Family Development celebrates Gretchen Hunter, Neuropsychologist and Clinical Supervisor

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 by Child & Family Development

 

Gretchen Hunter marks 3 years this month! She is a Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Midtown  office and the Psychology-Education Clinical Supervisor at Child and Family Development.

Gretchen stays happy by playing and laughing with her 19- month-old daughter everyday and is fascinated by her development and the power of play in children’s lives. Her daughter helps her relax and also stay active by always to go on bike rides!

Happy C&FD Anniversary!

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Developmental Milestones for a 6-month-old

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 by Child & Family Development

The developmental chart on the Child and Family Development website for information about milestones for children ages 0-6 years. Here is an excerpt: 

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Melissa Petcu, Occupational Therapist and Mom, helps with the morning struggle with getting kids dressed

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 by Child & Family Development

Melissa Petcu OTR/L, Occupational Therapist and mom, knows the morning struglgle about clothes from a personal and clinical perspective.  She has some suggestions for making mornings better! 

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The Occupational Therapy team wishes you a "Happy Backpack Awareness Day"

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 by Child & Family Development

Abbey Wash OTR/L, a pediatric occupational therapist at our Midtown office in Charlotte, and the rest of the OCcupational Therapy team at Child and Family Development celebrate "Backpack Awareness Day" today. 

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Dyslexia Doesn’t Just Affect Reading

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 by Child & Family Development

 

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Physical Therapy Tips for Good Posture at School

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 by Child & Family Development

The start of a new school year means a big transition from lots of free play over the summer to lots of structured sitting time.  As technology continues to develop, children are spending more and more time in front of a computer screen, both at school and at home.

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College Bound?: Mo Froneberger, Educator offers a source for people with learning disabilites

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 by Child & Family Development

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