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OT Toy Guide

Jessi Dolnik - Thursday, November 30, 2017

The holiday season always sneaks up on us, as we balance visiting with friends and family, preparing wonderful meals, participating in fun and heartfelt family traditions, and exchanging gifts with loves ones. As children make wish lists for Santa, and friends and family request gift ideas for your young ones, it can be hard to come up with the perfect gifts. When deciding on gifts for my own or other children, I like to consider a few details: Read More


Holiday Calming Kit

Jessi Dolnik - Tuesday, November 21, 2017

With the holidays upon us, there is a lot of extra stimulation for our bodies to take in.  Crowded stores, long lines, family gatherings, holiday programs or services, and car rides are just a few examples of situations that can lead to both boredom and over-stimulation, a dangerous combination.  Finding something to keep little minds, bodies, and hands busy while waiting can be tough here are a few ideas to keep on hand! Read More


Christmas Parade Information

Jessi Dolnik - Tuesday, November 21, 2017

It is that time of year again! The Christmas Parades are right around the corner. Below is all the information for the parades. We can’t wait to see everyone out there! Read More


GERD Awareness Week

Jessi Dolnik - Thursday, November 09, 2017

GERD Awareness Week is November 19-25, 2017. Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a very common disorder. Each year around the week of Thanksgiving, IFFGD encourages people experiencing the symptoms, which may be GERD-related, to consult their physicians and to contact us to receive information and support regarding the condition. Read More


National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Jessi Dolnik - Monday, November 06, 2017

Epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological disease in the nation according to the Epilepsy Foundation. 1 in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy at some point in their lifetime. Seizures can happen to anyone and can occur anytime. The goal for this blog is to explain seizure first aid and what you should do if you experience someone having a seizure.  Read More


Lowcountry SC Walk for Apraxia

Jessi Dolnik - Thursday, November 02, 2017

While most children almost miraculously learn to speak without effort, children with apraxia struggle mightily to accurately produce sounds, syllables and words. While their understanding of language is usually much better than their ability to express it, children with apraxia have difficulty planning and programming the movements which underlie speech. At the heart of it, speech is more than knowing what you want to say. Rapid and finely graded movements of speech structures (the lips, tongue, palate and jaw, etc.) occur which allow us to clearly articulate our ideas. But for children with apraxia, ideas are often stuck inside, unspoken or not understood, because of apraxia. Childhood Apraxia of Speech is considered rare among speech disorders in children and particularly challenging to overcome. Read More


Jack's Roast

Jessi Dolnik - Monday, October 30, 2017

Progressive Behavior Consulting and the Corner Perk have teamed up to raise money for Lowcountry Autism Foundation. The Corner Perk has created a special blend of coffee called Jack's Roast. By purchasing a bag of Jack's Roast you are helping families obtain diagnostic evaluations for their child, parent support groups, community events, and ongoing support services! Check out this video about Jack's Roast https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0s4qmQvyzuI  Read More


Safe and Sensory-Friendly Trick-or-Treating

Jessi Dolnik - Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Halloween is a week away, and while it can be a fun holiday enjoyed by many, it can also be stressful or overwhelming for family members with special needs.  Set yourself, and your child, up for success by planning and setting realistic expectations for the day.  Here are some ideas for preparing for and enjoying Halloween with your family: Read More


Container Baby Syndrome

Jessi Dolnik - Friday, October 20, 2017

Container baby syndrome is a collection of movement, behavior, and other problems caused by a baby or infant spending too much time in a container, any commonly-used piece of baby equipment that resembles a container. A “container baby” is a newborn baby or young infant who is placed in a container for an excessive amount of time in a given day. Containers include car seats, strollers, bumbo seats, bouncy swings, rockers, bouncer seats, nursing cushions, and vibrating chairs. Read More


Feeding Therapy

Jessi Dolnik - Friday, October 20, 2017

If you've ever watch a feeding therapy session at Lowcountry Therapy Center, you might have observed a child poking, smelling, licking, kissing, and smooshing foods before eating them.  While it may look like play, it's learning - and it's an important part of eating. Read More



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