September 28, 2018

For children, learning doesn’t start once they begin attending formal school. Learning starts much, much earlier, before they are even born. After birth, you can see early learning is focused mostly around body control. Infants learn to roll over, sit up, crawl, walk,...

August 28, 2018

“I know my child is smart, he can remember everything he has ever heard about dinosaurs, but he is falling behind in every subject in school”.

“My daughter gets overwhelmed and frustrated with seemingly unimportant things. When she gets in one of her moods nothing I say...

February 22, 2018

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September 16, 2017

I had a great time presenting at the Oklahoma Association of Neonatal and Pediatric Therapists (OANAPT) conference! OANAPT is a group of professionals dedicated to improving care for infants and children in Oklahoma. I had several requests for copies of my poster and d...

May 16, 2017

The current school system in the U.S. is very “age” focused. Children begin formal school at younger and younger ages. In the U.S. some children as young as 4 are attending formal preschools and beginning academic work. This is happening despite a growing body of evide...

April 2, 2017

ADHD is a common clinical diagnosis in children, with peak diagnosis between 8 and 10 years old. In fact, three of the drugs used to treat ADHD (Concerta, Strattera, an Adderall) are among the top five (ranked by spending) prescribed to children in the U.S.1 pg 43. Boy...

March 17, 2017

Parents bring their children in to see me for many different reasons. Some kids are struggling with emotion regulation or sensory sensitivities, other children are clumsy and awkward in social situations, and many are falling behind academically. Today, I want to focus...

February 15, 2017

For those of you who don’t know my name is Emily Prentice and I am a Neuro-Developmental Delay therapist. I work with children who have a variety of developmental problems. When children come in to see me, I look at a lot of different things. I look at how their nervou...

November 10, 2016

Unlike many of you, I am not a parent. I do not have a child with developmental problems, but I do understand what many of them experience. I was one of those children.

My Story         

My story is not your typical story about a strugg...

November 10, 2016

You baby is born with a set of reflexes that help them to survive during the first few months after their birth. These infant reflexes (called primitive reflexes) should systematically disappear and your baby should develop new, adult (postural) reflexes. For some chil...

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