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What is Stuttering?

What is Stuttering?

Written By: Cassie Hicks, M.S., CCC-SLP Stuttering is a disorder that is characterized by an increased number of disfluencies while speaking. There are different types of disfluencies including whole (“I want want want to play”) and part-word (“I wa-wa-want to play”)...
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...
Speech Therapy: Approach to Writing

Speech Therapy: Approach to Writing

Written by: Regina De Canto, M.S, CCC-SLP The approach to writing from a speech therapy perspective When it comes to writing, what exactly are speech therapists looking for and how are they helping their young clients? Speech therapy works on expressive and receptive...