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Picky Eating: Understanding and Addressing Mealtime Challenges

Picky Eating: Understanding and Addressing Mealtime Challenges

Is it normal for toddlers to refuse to eat certain foods? Are mealtimes a battle in your household? If your child only likes yogurt and pizza, you might wonder if that's okay. Many parents and caregivers struggle to keep their child's weight up due to limited diets. If this sounds familiar, read on to learn more about picky eating and how to address...

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We Accept Insurance!

We Accept Insurance!

At Michigan Pediatric Therapy, we strive to make our services accessible to all families. That's why we're pleased to announce that we accept a wide range of insurance plans, making it easier for...

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Does My Baby Have Sensory Issues?

Does My Baby Have Sensory Issues?

Navigating the journey with a baby experiencing sensory challenges is like to riding a roller coaster. There are moments of exhilaration, yet there are also times of uncertainty and fear, as the...

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Feeding in the First Year

Feeding in the First Year

It's a common assumption that children will just naturally eat without any issues, but the reality is more nuanced. The journey of feeding a child can present challenges that may not be immediately...

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What is Astronaut Training?

What is Astronaut Training?

Astronaut Training for Sensory Processing Disorder Astronaut Training is a sound-activated, vestibular-visual protocol that promotes optimal vestibular/cochlear function for sensory processing and...

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Oral-Motor Dysfunction

Oral-Motor Dysfunction

What happens when the muscles in the mouth aren’t working correctly? First, let’s start with a definition of “oral-motor skills.”What are they? • Functions of the jaw, cheeks, lips, tongue, and hard...

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Zones of Regulation

Zones of Regulation

Self-regulation is defined as the ability to manage and monitor one’s own state of emotions, thoughts, impulses, and behaviors in a socially appropriate way within their environment.  ...

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The Sensory Powerhouses

The Sensory Powerhouses

The sensory powerhouses drive us to learn, grow, and expand. The sensory systems are designed to help us conquer the challenges of our world. However, when a powerhouse misfires, a child is faced...

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Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs)

Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs)

A tethered oral tissue or TOT, commonly known as a tie, is a tissue that is restricted, resulting in poor range of motion and mobility. TOTs can be hereditary. Children are born with these...

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What is Therapeutic Listening?

What is Therapeutic Listening?

Therapeutic listening (TL) is a sound-based program that can be utilized to empower children to develop skills in sensory areas such as auditory processing, respiration, vestibular, space...

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Craniosacral Therapy Blog Posts

Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs)

Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs)

A tethered oral tissue or TOT, commonly known as a tie, is a tissue that is restricted, resulting in poor range of motion and mobility. TOTs can be hereditary. Children are born with these...

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Occupational Therapy Blog Posts

We Accept Insurance!

We Accept Insurance!

At Michigan Pediatric Therapy, we strive to make our services accessible to all families. That's why we're pleased to announce that we accept a wide range of insurance plans, making it easier for...

read more
Does My Baby Have Sensory Issues?

Does My Baby Have Sensory Issues?

Navigating the journey with a baby experiencing sensory challenges is like to riding a roller coaster. There are moments of exhilaration, yet there are also times of uncertainty and fear, as the...

read more
Feeding in the First Year

Feeding in the First Year

It's a common assumption that children will just naturally eat without any issues, but the reality is more nuanced. The journey of feeding a child can present challenges that may not be immediately...

read more
What is Astronaut Training?

What is Astronaut Training?

Astronaut Training for Sensory Processing Disorder Astronaut Training is a sound-activated, vestibular-visual protocol that promotes optimal vestibular/cochlear function for sensory processing and...

read more
Oral-Motor Dysfunction

Oral-Motor Dysfunction

What happens when the muscles in the mouth aren’t working correctly? First, let’s start with a definition of “oral-motor skills.”What are they? • Functions of the jaw, cheeks, lips, tongue, and hard...

read more
Zones of Regulation

Zones of Regulation

Self-regulation is defined as the ability to manage and monitor one’s own state of emotions, thoughts, impulses, and behaviors in a socially appropriate way within their environment.  ...

read more
The Sensory Powerhouses

The Sensory Powerhouses

The sensory powerhouses drive us to learn, grow, and expand. The sensory systems are designed to help us conquer the challenges of our world. However, when a powerhouse misfires, a child is faced...

read more
Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs)

Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs)

A tethered oral tissue or TOT, commonly known as a tie, is a tissue that is restricted, resulting in poor range of motion and mobility. TOTs can be hereditary. Children are born with these...

read more
What is Therapeutic Listening?

What is Therapeutic Listening?

Therapeutic listening (TL) is a sound-based program that can be utilized to empower children to develop skills in sensory areas such as auditory processing, respiration, vestibular, space...

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Sensory Integration Therapy Blog Posts

Does My Baby Have Sensory Issues?

Does My Baby Have Sensory Issues?

Navigating the journey with a baby experiencing sensory challenges is like to riding a roller coaster. There are moments of exhilaration, yet there are also times of uncertainty and fear, as the...

read more
What is Astronaut Training?

What is Astronaut Training?

Astronaut Training for Sensory Processing Disorder Astronaut Training is a sound-activated, vestibular-visual protocol that promotes optimal vestibular/cochlear function for sensory processing and...

read more
Zones of Regulation

Zones of Regulation

Self-regulation is defined as the ability to manage and monitor one’s own state of emotions, thoughts, impulses, and behaviors in a socially appropriate way within their environment.  ...

read more
The Sensory Powerhouses

The Sensory Powerhouses

The sensory powerhouses drive us to learn, grow, and expand. The sensory systems are designed to help us conquer the challenges of our world. However, when a powerhouse misfires, a child is faced...

read more
What is Therapeutic Listening?

What is Therapeutic Listening?

Therapeutic listening (TL) is a sound-based program that can be utilized to empower children to develop skills in sensory areas such as auditory processing, respiration, vestibular, space...

read more

Feeding Therapy Blog Posts

Feeding in the First Year

Feeding in the First Year

It's a common assumption that children will just naturally eat without any issues, but the reality is more nuanced. The journey of feeding a child can present challenges that may not be immediately...

read more
Oral-Motor Dysfunction

Oral-Motor Dysfunction

What happens when the muscles in the mouth aren’t working correctly? First, let’s start with a definition of “oral-motor skills.”What are they? • Functions of the jaw, cheeks, lips, tongue, and hard...

read more