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FORMERLY DONNA KLEIN & ASSOCIATES

NEWS

We wish everyone good health at this very difficult time.

We are currently providing high quality Telehealth services to ensure continued progress in our clients.

WTS is looking forward to reopening at some point in the future & is highly committed to ensuring the health & safety of all of our children, families & staff.

Please check back for updates & email assist@wtstherapy.com with any questions.

PREVENT AND REDUCE TOE-WALKING
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES?

Causes of Toe-Walking:

  • Abnormal muscle tone (hypotonia or hypertonia)
  • The Vestibular system may not be giving the brain accurate information on body position and movement.

Or, sensory processing disorder can make a child oversensitive to touch.

  • Activities to prevent/reduce:
  • Walking up a ramp
  • Animal walks (i.e. bear walks)
  • Balance on one foot
  • Stand on a wobble board
  • Different texture exposed to feet.

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WHAT SCREEN TIME AND SCREEN MEDIA DO TO YOUR CHILD'S BRAIN AND SENSORY PROCESSING ABILITY

How long should I allow my child to use a screen:

  • In 2016 they issued a policy adjustment stating that pediatricians should discourage any media use under the age of 18 months
  • Between 18 and 24 months, if a parent wants to introduce screen media, then they should choose high-quality apps and use it together with their toddlers.
  • For children older than 5 to be viewing no more than 2 hours of media daily.
  • 2016 recommendations explains that in today's world, when media is everywhere, a one-size-fits-all approach doesn't work.

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