COVID-19: The impact the pandemic has had on your child’s Speech and Language development.

COVID-19: The impact the pandemic has had on your child’s Speech and Language development.

Written By: Manuela McAndrew, C-SLPA The past two years in the pandemic have been short of easy. With lockdowns, school closures, and social distancing, you may be asking yourself how these unexpected events have impacted your child’s development. Progressive...
Progressive now offers Serial Bracing!

Progressive now offers Serial Bracing!

Written By: Mary Pengelley, PT, DPT What is Serial Bracing? Serial bracing is a therapeutic intervention used to decrease muscle tightness, change habitual patterns of movement in a single joint, or improve range of motion.  It can be used for tight heel-cords...
Using the Galileo Vibration Platform in Occupational Therapy Treatment.

Using the Galileo Vibration Platform in Occupational Therapy Treatment.

Written By: Grace Chang, OTD, OTR/L Occupational therapists at Progressive Pediatric Therapy often use the Galileo whole body vibration platform to augment their therapy by providing low impact, smooth but powerful vibration input to a child’s body. The input of the...
Spinal Muscular Atrophy: What is it & How Physical & Occupational Therapy help!

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: What is it & How Physical & Occupational Therapy help!

Written by Namyata Patel, PT, with contributions by Mary Pengelley, DPT, PT. What is Spinal Muscular Atrophy, or SMA? The name, spinal muscular atrophy itself explains that it is a disease related to the spinal cord and muscle. The nerve cells that come from the...
Encourage Your Child to Use More Language

Encourage Your Child to Use More Language

What “Environmental Sabotage” is and how to make it work for you! Written By: Karina Lee, M.S., SLP-CF, Edited by: Megan Sliski, PT, DPT No one knows a child better than their parents/caregivers do. As parents, it’s your job to provide for your child’s...
How To Elicit Imitation From Your Little One at Home

How To Elicit Imitation From Your Little One at Home

Written by Progressive Pediatric Staff Member Why is imitation important?  When children imitate language and behaviors, they are building blocks in their skill development because they get to have a model of these skills while they’re learning! Children learn...