Child & Family Development Child & Family Development

April 3, 2015

Occupational Therapist approved: Noggin Stick developmental rattle

Katie Haywood M.S., OTR/L, occupational therapist at the Pineville office of Child and Family Development, is always on the lookout for new toys that incorporate a variety of motor development and sensory features for her new baby boy (pictured below) and her occupational therapy clients.  




One of her favorites is Smart Noggin Noggin Stik by SmartNoggin, available at Smartnoggin‚Ñ¢ and Amazon.  The Noggin Stik is described as a developmental rattle, along with a parent guide, to help parents begin their baby’s learning journey. The rattle and parent guide help parents gain confidence in their ability to encourage their baby’s brain development beginning at birth, with the hope of helping every baby reach their full potential. The features include lights, mirror, sound, textures, colors and easy grasp. 



For more information about developmental milestones for infants, click here

Our team consists of 8 licensed occupational therapists, rather than assistants or aides.  We are in-network with many insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC, Cigna, Medcost, North Carolina Medicaid, Primary Physician Care and United Health Care.  Our clients also may pay privately and access out-of-network benefits.

We provide home carryover suggestions, such as toy ideas, as part of every treatment plan.  

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