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Should I Be Worried About My Child’s Vision?

By Jennifer Smith, BA, MA, TSVI, TEIS Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments One of my baby’s eyes seems to wander, is this a problem?  My baby squints at toys, do I need to worry?  When I look down at my baby, he doesn’t look back at me. What’s up with that? As...

What About Sippy Cups?

By Tamara Guo, M.Ed. TEIS Developmental Specialist & Independent Evaluator The sippy cup (aka a child’s cup with a spouted lid) has been around for a long time. How do I know this? Because I am about to turn 51 years old and I just threw away my own Tommee Tippee...

Help, My Toddler Won’t Stop Screaming!

Toddlers love to hear the sound of their own voices. And yes, as annoying at it is, toddlers love to shriek-often at the top of their little lungs! Often in public places like grocery stores and restaurants, much to their parent’s dismay. Toddlers may scream for a...

TEIS is on Social Media, Come Join Us!

TEIS is on Social Media-Come Join Us! Do you hang out on Pinterest once the kids are in bed? Looking for info on Tummy Time Activities? Toilet Training? Feeding Challenges? Behaviors such as Biting and Hitting? Crafts? Summer Outdoor Play Activities? Then come check...

Helpful Positioning Tips for your Newborn Baby

Positioning Tips for Your Newborn Baby When babies are in-utero their entire bodies remain in a flexed position with both their legs and their arms pushing against their mother’s uterus as they continue to grow to full term. Once a baby is born we can help babies to...

What To Do When Toddlers Bite

By Tamara Guo, M.Ed TEIS Developmental Specialist Did you just receive that horrifying phone call from your toddler’s day care teacher informing you that “Hailey bit two children today”? Or worse yet, get the call from the center director telling you that if Hailey...

Articulation and Toddlers: What’s Typical?

As therapists we are often asked about the intelligibility of toddlers when they speak. Many parents, understandably, are concerned about whether their child’s speech will be intelligible to others outside their immediate family. We like to reassure parents that they...

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TEIS Parent Testimonial: It’s truly amazing how much my son has progressed while working with his therapists. I can honestly say there was a time where I felt we would never have a successful outing. He would have horrible meltdowns and we couldn’t understand why. I knew it was more than just toddler tantrums but had no idea how to help him. He also displayed repetitive behavior that concerned me. I knew from the first time meeting his therapists that we were all getting the help we needed. I watched him make steady progress as his sessions went on. He is now able to go on outings and enjoy them like every other child. Also, he is so much more calm and focused doing everyday activities at home. ~Anonymous ... See MoreSee Less

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