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  • Problems with Jumping Jacks?  Eating?  Coloring?

    Problems with Jumping Jacks? Eating? Coloring?

    The World of Pediatric Occupational Therapy As parents and adults, we often take certain motor skills for granted and expect our children to develop them at a normal pace. Pediatricians ask those key questions during early well visits:  Is the baby sitting up? Crawling?  Picking up toys easily?  As the child gets older and the number of well visits diminishes, it might be the…

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  • Huntington Learning Center: How To Recognize When Your Student Is Struggling With A School Subject

    Huntington Learning Center: How To Recognize When Your Student Is Struggling With A School Subject

    It’s perfectly normal for a student to have difficulties from time to time with one or more subjects in school. And as Eileen Huntington, co-founder of Huntington Learning Center says, “Many students who did fine with basic reading, writing and math may experience problems as subjects become more complex.” How can you recognize the warning signs before your student brings home a poor report card…


  • The Therapy Gym - Individualized Therapeutic Programs For Kids

    The Therapy Gym - Individualized Therapeutic Programs For Kids

     The Therapy Gym is an independent, therapist owned private practice. We are located in Bergen County, five minutes from the George Washington Bridge. Our goal is to enhance or restore movement and function and to enable each child to function optimally in his/her environment. The Therapy Gym therapists are highly motivated, trained, and skilled professionals eager to meet your individual…

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  • How to Create a Well-Balanced Summer for the Family

    How to Create a Well-Balanced Summer for the Family

    Being eager about the summer season is a natural, common emotion. There’s nothing like experiencing the bright blue sky, deep green leaves, and endless sunshine. However, all too often in the Electronic Age, kids don’t get the same outdoor activity and restful summer repose that their parents took for granted. It’s easy to spend time looking at computer and television screens instead of…


  • Top List of Universal and Accessible Playgrounds in NJ

    Top List of Universal and Accessible Playgrounds in NJ

    Visit the Playgrounds  Link to:  North Jersey Playgrounds | South and Central Playgrounds Accessible playgrounds are meant for everyone - young and old - to have fun, interact and experience the freedom of learning and play. Playgrounds will cater to people of all ages with sensory, physical and psychological needs. Here is a list of wonderful playgrounds with universal…


  • The Lakeview School is a program of the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities

    The Lakeview School is a program of the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities

    Choosing a school for a child with developmental challenges is an important decision; numerous factors influence this choice. After serious evaluation and review, many families find that the Lakeview School is the best resource for their children. Located within picturesque Roosevelt Park in Edison, NJ, the Lakeview School has earned a national reputation of excellence and distinction regarding…


  • Theaters Offering Special Accommodations / Sensory Friendly Performances

    Theaters Offering Special Accommodations / Sensory Friendly Performances

    These theaters offer some or all accommodations: Wheelchair Seating, Listening Devices, Sign Language Interpretation, Braille materials, Infra-Red Listening System, Audio-Described Performances, Sensory Friendly Shows.  Some services require advance notice.  Please visit the theaters’ accessibility webpage. Audio Description Braille Hearing Assist Large Print   Open…

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  • Are Lazy Summers Harming Our Children?

    Are Lazy Summers Harming Our Children?

    By: Julia Chernova M.A., CCC-SLP This is the time of year when I hear parents talk about how they look forward to sleeping in a little more, running to fewer after-school activities and simply relaxing at the beach or pool.  Should we encourage our children to sit back and do nothing this summer when experts are confirming that summers off are one of the most important, yet least…


  • EBL Coaching Specializes In One-On-One Home and In-Center Tutoring For Students

    EBL Coaching Specializes In One-On-One Home and In-Center Tutoring For Students

    One-on-one Home Tutoring For Grades Prek-12 In Reading, Writing, Math, Organizational Skills, And Executive Functioning EBL Coaching specializes in one-on-one HOME and in-center tutoring for students in grades pre-K-12 in reading, writing, math, study skills, executive functioning, and test preparation. They also offer specialized instruction for students with dyslexia, learning disabilities, and…

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