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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

Older Kids Gross Motor Milestones

Jessi Dolnik - Friday, October 13, 2017

Kids learn and develop new gross motor skills every year. For babies these include rolling, crawling, sitting, and walking. As a parent, these are all skills you are made aware of during child classes and reading baby books. What most parents don’t know are the skills children need to develop as they grow and when they should develop them by. Below is a list of common gross motor skills and the ages at which a child should be able to complete them.  Read More

The Teal Pumpkin Project

Jessi Dolnik - Thursday, October 12, 2017

One of my favorite holidays is coming up: Halloween!  Not only are there SO many great sensory experiences to discover this time of year (from carving pumpkins to playing with goops and slimes), but it also means trick-or-treating!   Read More

National PT Month

Jessi Dolnik - Friday, October 06, 2017

Every year since 1992, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has used this month as a way to help raise awareness and educate the public on various topics. This year the APTA has chosen to educate the public on the use of physical therapy as a safe way to manage pain. Physical therapists treat pain through movement, helping patients improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion. Physical therapists also can educate their patients about pain, which has been known to improve outcomes. Read More

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