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May 9, 2022

Social Emotional Skills in Toddlers

Social Emotional Skills in Toddlers Building Strong, Positive Relationships Starting from birth, babies learn how to interact with the world and with others by the way […]
April 11, 2022

What are Gross Motor Skill Delays?

What are Gross Motor Skill Delays? Important Toddler Milestones What are gross motor skills, and how can you tell if your child is experiencing a delay […]
March 12, 2022

Common Developmental Delays

Common Developmental Delays When Your Child Falls Behind Their Peers Parents often keep a close eye on the development of their children, from the first-time baby […]
February 5, 2022

Helping Toddlers Through Winter

Doldrums, Dark Skies, and Stormy Weather As adults, we’re used to the challenges of winter, but the snowstorms, grey days, runny noses, and schedule disruptions common […]
January 14, 2022

Autism and Physical Therapy

Autism and Physical Therapy Helping Children Improve in Physical and Social Activity Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) experience a variety of developmental differences, delays, […]
December 10, 2021

Celebrating the Holidays with Your Kids

Celebrating the Holidays with Your Kids Memorable Moments in Family Togetherness Though we wish it otherwise, the holidays are often a time of stress. All family […]
November 22, 2021

Autism and Developmental Therapy

Autism and Developmental Therapy Helping Children Develop Skills and Families to Adapt Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) typically fall behind in communication skills and […]
October 12, 2021

Autism and Occupational Therapy

Autism and Occupational Therapy Evaluation and Therapy for Daily Activities What exactly is “Occupational Therapy?” The name sounds like therapeutic aid for on-the-job injuries, but OT […]
September 13, 2021

Autism and Speech Therapy

Speech therapy often plays a significant role in helping autistic children improve their ability to communicate. Exactly what methods a speech therapist may take are geared to the individual child and their specific challenges with autism
August 18, 2021

Applied Behavioral Analysis
and Autism

Applied Behavioral Analysis and Autism ABA Therapy Can Make the Difference Have you heard of ABA Therapy? It is often used to help children with autism […]
July 13, 2021

TEIS Services

As an Early Intervention provider, TEIS Inc. helps children ages 0-3 who are faced with developmental challenges. We do this by offering the services of professional, degreed therapists skilled in early intervention.
June 14, 2021

Community Collaboration

Community Collaboration Resources, Community Connections, and Therapists As an Early Intervention provider, TEIS Inc. helps children ages 0-3 who are faced with developmental challenges through offering […]
May 12, 2021

Developmental Quizzes

Developmental Quizzes For Parents of Infants and Toddlers As a provider of Early Intervention Services, at TEIS we know every child develops in their own way […]
April 12, 2021

Video Resources For Parents of Infants and Toddlers

Video Resources For Parents of Infants and Toddlers At TEIS, we provide services by qualified therapists, giving families and caregivers the tools they need to help […]
March 8, 2021

Infants and Toddlers, Frequently Asked Questions

Infants and Toddlers, FAQs Early Intervention Information for Parents At TEIS, we provide services by highly trained and mentored therapists, giving families and caregivers the tools […]
February 5, 2021

Movement Activities for Infants and Toddlers

Movement Activities for Infants and Toddlers Isn’t It Time to Get Moving? Dancing and moving benefits more than your child’s physical development, and it is more […]
January 6, 2021

Relationships and The Growing Brain

Relationships and The Growing Brain Caring Adults are the Key Did you know that a smile can make a world of difference? When it comes to […]
December 9, 2020

The Growing Brain 0-3 yrs. Webinar Series

The Growing Brain, 0 to 3 Years Webinar Series Did you know that by age 6, your child’s brain is 95% of its adult size? Join […]
November 8, 2020

Cortical Visual Impairment

There is no cure for CVI, but dramatic improvement is possible. It’s important to start Early Intervention services that can help stimulate visual development. As your child’s brain matures, it is possible for new connections to develop in the brain, overcoming some of the deficits of CVI. At TEIS, Inc., we provide Early Intervention services throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh region. In the videos below, you’ll hear from some of our therapists and learn about the ten characteristics of CVI.
September 11, 2020

Important Toddler Milestones

In their first 3 years of life, children pass a variety of milestones having to do with physical and mental growth, adaptive skills, communication, and socialization. Sometimes children experience delays or health conditions that may lead to developmental delays.
August 6, 2020

Sensory and Language Activities for Summer

In their first 3 years of life, children pass a variety of milestones having to do with physical and mental growth, adaptive skills, communication, and socialization. Sometimes children experience delays or health conditions that may lead to developmental delays.
July 16, 2020

Outdoor Activities for Toddlers this Summer

In their first 3 years of life, children pass a variety of milestones having to do with physical and mental growth, adaptive skills, communication, and socialization. Sometimes children experience delays or health conditions that may lead to developmental delays.
June 19, 2020

How to Talk to Children About Juneteenth

Explaining Slavery to Curious Youngsters Has your child heard of Juneteenth and wonders what it is all about? Explaining a holiday commemorating the end of slavery […]
June 18, 2020

Can Early Intervention Help With My Child?

In their first 3 years of life, children pass a variety of milestones having to do with physical and mental growth, adaptive skills, communication, and socialization. Sometimes children experience delays or health conditions that may lead to developmental delays.
June 16, 2020

How to Have Your Toddler Help with Chores

Chores are a wonderful opportunity to practice following verbal directions. Toddlers don’t know that chores are not typically a fun thing to do, so make them into a play experience that includes the whole family! The act of cleaning up books and toys when your child is done playing with them is a great way to help with transitions.
June 8, 2020

TEIS, Inc. Statement on Anti-Racism and Diversity

As an organization, our goal is to bring Early Intervention services to families throughout our service area, regardless of race, religion, or socioeconomic status. We are committed to being a part of the support system for families that are marginalized, and we will do everything we can to make systemic racism a thing of the past.
June 2, 2020

Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five

See this resource from Zero to Three that provides thoughts and guidelines for talking about these complex issues of racism and equality in age-appropriate ways with […]
May 22, 2020

Parenting in the Age of COVID-19

The Coronavirus Pandemic has provided many new and unexpected challenges for everyone. Whether you are a young mother, a parent working from home, or grandparent used to helping with the kids, we’ve all had to adapt to new modes of coping in a very short span of time. Being in a lockdown situation creates new challenges, especially for those caring for young children, children with developmental delays, and those with special needs. Here are a few tips for staying motivated and supportive in the age of COVID-19.
April 24, 2020

COVID-19 and Your Children

The news about COVID-19 can be frightening, a major pandemic that has spread to almost every country around the world. The good news is that kids are affected differently than adults. Under 1% of cases have been recorded in children 9 years-old and under, and many of these have mild or no symptoms. There may be no fever, no cough, and no other sign of infection.
April 2, 2020

April 2020 Online Activities & Events

With Coronavirus keeping us all indoors, there are some online and drive-thru event opportunities Online in April!