Author Archives: Heidi

PediaStaff Placement of the Week: Early Intervention PT in Dallas Metro Area!

Congratulations to Wendy B., LPT on her full time position with one of PediaStaff’s Early Intervention clients in the DFW Metro area! Wendy will be serving young children throughout Northwest Dallas in their natural environments in this salaried, direct hire position. … Continue reading

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Sensory Activity of the Week: Sweet Potato Play Dough

[Source:  Therapy Fun Zone] This Summer, I was running a group with kids that avoid food, so we played with all kinds of foods to get some pleasant associations with the smells and tastes. I wanted to make every day … Continue reading

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School Nurse Corner: Communicating About Head Lice

[Source:] Head lice are a common community problem. An estimated 6 to 12 million infestations occur each year in the United States, most commonly among children ages 3 to 11.1 Given these numbers, there is a chance that, as a … Continue reading

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Brain’s White Matter Highly Predictive of Reading Acquisition

[Source:  Medical News Today] UC San Francisco researchers have used brain scans to predict how young children learn to read, giving clinicians a possible tool to spot children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties before they experience reading challenges. In the United … Continue reading

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Postural Control in Very Preterm Children

[Source:  Your Therapy Source] Recent research assessed the postural control of 90 very preterm (VPT) children (<30 weeks gestation) and 36 full term children (>37 weeks gestation) at four years old. Using a Wii Balance Board, various tasks were assessed … Continue reading

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