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What is High Tone and How Does it Affect My Child?

By Katie Shroyer, PT, DPT, CBIS TEIS Physcial Therapist Do you feel like your child’s arms and/or legs are “stiff” or difficult to move when attempting to change her diaper or help her put her clothes on? If so, it is possible that your child has “high tone,” which is...

What is Brain-Based Visual Impairment or CVI?

By Jennifer Smith TEIS Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments How can my child have a visual impairment if the doctor says her eyes are perfect?  On the surface, that seems to be a contradictory statement; a person with a visual impairment and perfect eyes, but...

Holiday “Dieting”: Sensory Edition

By Maggie Yuhas, MOT, OTR/L  TEIS Occupational Therapist Holidays mean a lot of things, including family, food, celebration, and excitement, but also, traveling, meals away from home, new places, and new experiences. This can be overwhelming for your child, especially...

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...

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