Last week, we provided the first FIVE skills to work on so you can get your child ready for kindergarten! This week we are sharing the remaining 5 skills in our top ten: Sitting in a Chair. Unfortunately, children have to sit for longer periods of time than we would prefer. A reasonable amount of Read More
Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? Here are the Top 10 Skills to Practice! (Part 1)
If your child is starting kindergarten this fall, there are some critical skills you can work on this summer to best prepare him for a successful start! Academics can and will be taught at school, so our advice is to focus on the following skills so your child can be independent and successful with their Read More
Spring Into Outdoor Play!
by Samantha Bagnato, MOT OTR/L Finally, springtime has sprung! The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and the sun is shining bright. As the weather gets warmer and our kiddos can get outside more often, it’s a wonderful opportunity to incorporate fun outdoor activities that support the skills that they are gaining in the Read More
PT Corner: Understanding Pediatric Pelvic Health
What do Pediatric Physical Therapists do with children? Pediatric Physical Therapists are healthcare professionals who work with children ages birth through 21 years old to improve strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, endurance, motor planning, body awareness, and pelvic health rehabilitation. Yes, pediatric pelvic health! This includes the bowel (poop) and bladder (pee) systems. Many children struggle Read More
By Jen Faherty, MOT, OTR/L, CTP Did you know that February is National Snack Food Month? Did you know that at Pediatric Achievements we celebrate the special topic of FEEDING for the whole month of February?? Well now you know! Snacks are an important part of daily life and can impact a wide variety of Read More
Penguin Fun at Pediatric Achievements with Our Mascot, Penny!
Did you know? We have a mascot at Pediatric Achievements! Her name is Penny the Penguin, and we celebrate all things PENGUIN throughout the year, but especially every January! Waaaayyyy back in 2016 our staff voted and all agreed that a PENGUIN should be the official mascot at Pediatric Achievements! Our kids voted again and Read More
Let’s Talk About Helmet Safety!
Written by Halle Kendall, Accounts Manager and Advocate for Safe Kids at Pediatric Achievements! Many of us have experienced things this past year that we may have never experienced before, all due to COVID-19! This can include increased anxiety due to the unknown effects of a new disease, weight gain (which gave me flashbacks to Read More