Basic Facts on Occupational Therapy for Children

Occupational therapy (OT) in Pasadena aims to help people with cognitive, sensory, or physical disabilities, so they may live as independently as possible. Children may not have jobs, but their occupation includes playing and learning, and pediatric OT may help them improve their physical, sensory, cognitive, and motor skills to enhance their sense of accomplishment and self-esteem.  Continue reading

Pediatric Home Care for Preemies

Babies born prematurely normally require more specialized care than babies born full term. A baby is considered premature when born at 36 weeks or earlier. The earlier the baby is born, the more underdeveloped he or she may be, which is why preemies require a stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The length of stay generally depends on how early they were born. Once premature babies are ready to be discharged, they can still be fragile and often require continued care at home.
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Pediatric Physical Therapy Helps Children with ASD

One of the challenges a child with ASD or Autism Spectrum Disorder face is that related to poor balance and low muscle tone, which affects his or her motor skills. Pediatric physical therapy has been known to be highly instrumental in helping children with ASD overcome these challenges, by working on the following areas: Continue reading

Don’t Let CMV Effects Bring You Down

If your child has incurred development problems due to Cytomegalovirus or CMV infection, the only thing you need to know is that these don’t have to hinder you and your child from living a happy life. Instead, you need to focus on being there for your child, and the good news is that you don’t have to do it alone; you can seek help from medical professionals. Continue reading