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Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Jessi Dolnik - Wednesday, May 09, 2018

The National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is Thursday May 10th, 2018, with a theme of: “Partnering for Health and Hope Following Trauma.” On this day, more than 1,100 communities and 170 national collaborating organizations and federal programs plan local Awareness Day activities and events around the country, including an event in Washington, DC, hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which will bring together governors’ spouses, youth and family leaders, senior federal officials, and executives from leading professional health organizations for a town hall discussion on how to transform child serving systems to be more trauma informed. Trauma-Informed Care is a hot topic in pediatric healthcare right now. The American Psychological Association defines trauma as “an emotional response to a terrible event,” which can include experiencing a natural disaster, neglect/abandonment, abuse, or witnessing violence. Read More

Sensory-Friendly Kazoo Factory Tour

Jessi Dolnik - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

We have an exciting event planned for next Saturday! Kazoobie Kazoos and Lowcountry Therapy are teaming to provide a sensory-friendly tour of the kazoo factory, to see how kazoos are made, start to finish, learn about the history of the kazoo and similar instruments, and make you very own kazoo! Read More

Lowcountry Autism Foundation

Jessi Dolnik - Friday, April 20, 2018

Tomorrow Lowcountry Autism Foundation (LAF) will be holding an event called Ales for Autism. It will take place on Saturday April 21st from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. It will take place at Southern Barrel Brewing Company. Southern Barrel will donate 10% of sales from 5-9pm to LAF. There will also be raffles and a silent auction. Please visit our Facebook page for more event details. 

Lowcountry Autism Foundation (LAF) is located on Hilton Head Island and helps to provide resources for children with autism and their families. All programs and resources are FREE and covered by LAF. Sign up and receive free programs and resources. Below is a list of the different resources and programs offered by LAF.

Family Support Services Read More

April is Occupational Therapy Month

Jessi Dolnik - Wednesday, April 18, 2018

April is Occupational Therapy Month, and we are excited to celebrate this awesome field and the wonderful occupational therapists who promote OT on a daily basis! I’ll start by answering this frequently asked question: Read More

Autism Awareness Month

Jessi Dolnik - Wednesday, April 11, 2018

April is dedicated as Autism Awareness Month. So what exactly is autism, and what is the difference between autism and autism spectrum disorder? Previously, autism had distinct sub-types such as autistic disorder, Asperger, childhood disintegrative behavior, etc. Recently the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5thEdition (DSM-5) has put all autism disorders into the umbrella term of autism spectrum disorder or ASD.  According to Autismspeaks.org, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a term for complex disorders of brain development that vary in degree of severity. ASD can cause difficulties with social interaction, communication, repetitive behaviors, motor coordination, and intellectual disabilities. Autism typically emerges between the ages of 2 and 3 years old. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in America 1 in 68 children are on the autism spectrum. Read More

Purple Day

Jessi Dolnik - Monday, March 26, 2018

Today is Purple Day!  Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness. Last year, people in dozens of countries on all continents including Antarctica participated in Purple Day! Read More

Trisomy Awareness Month

Jessi Dolnik - Wednesday, March 14, 2018

During Trisomy Awareness Month in March, the NICHD joins other agencies and organizations in raising awareness about trisomy conditions and the challenges they may pose to individuals and families. Read More

Importance of Core Strength

Hazel Digital Media Admin - Friday, February 09, 2018

Core strength refers to the development of the trunk muscles. They help to stabilize and align the trunk, and help the body to maintain proper posture. The core is the center of control for everything else the body does. The muscles associated with core strength include the muscles of the abdomen, pelvis, and back. Poor core strength can cause poor posture which can affect gross motor ad fine motor skills. Poor core strength can also affect breathing and have an effect on speech.  Read More

Winter Olympics

Jessi Dolnik - Thursday, February 08, 2018

The Winter Olympics begin this weekend, and here at Lowcountry Therapy Center, we have fun activities planned for the occasion!  Next week, when you bring your child to therapy, he or she can participate in some Olympic-themed events to earn a medal of their own.  A few of our events include: Read More

New Year’s Resolutions

Hazel Digital Media Admin - Thursday, January 11, 2018

With a new year comes a new year resolution. One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is adopting a healthier life style. This week I am going to highlight some key points on how to create a healthier life style for you and your child.  Read More

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