Written By: Nicole Martens, MSOT, OTR/L What is sensory input? Sensory input is our ability to take in information from the external environment to our body through our sensory system to make connections and meaning of the world. Our sensory
A Family's Story on their Feeding Therapy Journey
In this patient story, parents shares their struggles with their son’s feeding issues and how through faith in the process, their son was able to achieve milestones they never thought possible. It is easy to feel discouraged and dejected, but it is important to have faith and stay committed to achieving success.
This patient story is told from the parents perspective of their journey to help their son with his feeding issues. By advocating for their son and staying committed, Drew was able to achieve great success.
Written By: Elizabeth Hare, PT, DPT One of the biggest factors for physical development for newborns/infants/toddlers/children is their trunk stability and mobility. In order to reach, kick, roll, sit, crawl, stand, and walk, you initiate movement and stability in your
Learn more about Elizabeth Parents frequently ask what to do if their newborn/baby does not like “tummy-time”. The side-lying position has been emphasized for new parents as an important position especially with the “safe-sleep” initiative recommending lying a baby on
By: Miriam Vicovan Americans are widely known as having a limited taste palette in relation to most of the developed world. A typical American restaurant will boast a wide variety of burger, steak, and french fry options, leaving little opportunity
By: Smita Joshi, CCC-SLP – Feeding Therapist, Founder and Director Feeding therapy is generally the first stop for children who are recognized as picky eaters. Extreme picky eating patterns that impact nutrition, growth, health, and/or social routines fall under the
What our Happy Parents Say
We came to Assential Therapies after our 4 month old daughter Millie, who was exclusively breastfed, was not taking a bottle and I was heading back to work. We had tried every trick in the book and bought every bottle on the market. Assential Therapies came highly recommended from a friend so our daughter was evaluated and Smita uncovered that Millie was experiencing severe bottle aversion. This required coordination with our pediatrician to understand the root cause which was ultimately diagnosed as reflux. After receiving medication, we worked with Smita for several weeks to build up the skill in order for Millie to take a bottle. After some discouraging setbacks, we had a breakthrough trying different techniques and Millie slowly started taking a bottle at our appointments, then at daycare, and finally from mom and dad. The level of care, coordination with our pediatrician, and overwhelming support we received from Smita was unmatched. She acted as a true advocate for Millie and we are forever grateful for her support during this incredibly stressful time. If you are have any feeding issues, I highly recommend Assential Therapies.
My daughter received early intervention speech therapy with Assential Therapies, and her improvement in just 4 months was remarkable. Our therapist, Miss Calli, was patient and encouraging, and Lottie looked forward to her visits each week. She also made sure to give us concrete skills to work on at home. My only regret is that we didn’t start sooner!
We did early intervention when our son was under three years of age but he aged out of it. I was initially worried whether the prescribed therapy would fit specifically with our needs. The therapists were very easy to work with and were flexible and open to creating unique therapy techniques specific to my child’s needs.
I truly feel like the staff and therapists at Assential Therapies cares about my son’s growth and development and also about my concerns as a mother. I feel very supported and comforted knowing that we are here for treatment!