Rehab Therapies and Audiology

Published on August 18, 2017
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As a speech-language pathologist, I often get asked by parents, “When should my child start talking?” Although every child progresses at their own pace, these are some guidelines for typical development. Birth to 3 months: Crying is your baby’s first form of... Read More
Published on July 12, 2017
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​ Getting the whole family moving for better health The World Health Organization and the American Heart Association recommend for kids to be active 60 minutes per day, seven days a week in order to lower the risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes. This also offers... Read More
Published on June 27, 2017
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Parents often ask, “Why do we have earwax?  Why do some children produce so much wax? Can wax buildup cause hearing loss?” Today we're going to answer a few of those questions and give you the lowdown about earwax and hearing! What is earwax? Although earwax may... Read More
Published on June 20, 2017
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Got 10 minutes? Make the most of your time and squeeze in a quick workout! Regular physical activity improves heart and lung function, reduces the risk for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, increases bone and muscle strength, and improves your mood and mental health.... Read More
Published on May 30, 2017
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Learning to Talk: Speech Milestones During the First 18 Months From the day you bring your baby home from the hospital, talk, sing and read to her every day. There is a strong correlation between the number of words a baby hears and their later success in school; more... Read More
Published on May 26, 2017
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Welcoming a new child into your family is one of the most exciting experiences as a parent. However, in some cases the joy of childbirth can be overshadowed by overwhelming feelings of sadness, irritability, self-doubt, inadequacy and exhaustion as you face the challenges of... Read More
Published on May 10, 2017
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You want a big bicep, so you go to the gym and lift heavy weights to make it stronger. You want to throw the perfect pitch in a baseball game, so you practice the movements until they are second nature and you are pitching no-hitters. Naturally, mouth muscles would be... Read More
Published on April 7, 2017
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​ Your baby will change a lot over the course of a year, developing motor, speech and social skills. Here are some of the major gross motor developmental milestones that you can expect throughout your child’s first year of life. Please note that these are meant to be... Read More
Published on February 16, 2017
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​ Brushing your child’s teeth is never easy. Let’s face it, for many of us it’s a stress-provoking task. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists recommends that children have their teeth brushed twice a day for two minutes. As parents, you try and follow all the rules to... Read More
Published on November 28, 2016
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Does your child have difficulties being understood, completing classroom assignments or using language appropriately? Whether your child has just begun school or has been struggling for years, you may notice that they seem to have difficulty, no matter how hard they work.... Read More
Published on November 25, 2016
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  The holidays are just around the corner and the “Top Ten Toys of 2016” lists are flooding the internet already. But as plentiful as these lists may be, it is a daunting task to narrow down a list to meet each child’s unique interests, to match their development skills... Read More
Published on November 9, 2016
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Torticollis is a common congenital deformity, and current research suggests it affects up to 16 percent of infants. Congenital muscular torticollis is caused by a tightening of the sternocleidoid muscle in the neck and classically characterized by the infant’s head being... Read More
Published on September 8, 2016
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Have you ever noticed that your child has an assymetrical head shape or flatness on the back of his or her head?  Do you think that this is typical and that all children have a flat spot from sleeping on their backs? This is actually atypical, and may be diagnosed by a... Read More
Published on June 29, 2016
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Hearing Conservation for Kids                                                                    ... Read More
Published on February 5, 2016
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Blog post by Abigail M. Nimtz, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, Inpatient Rehabilitation at Children's Hospital Los Angeles When people suffer from brain injuries, caregivers and loved ones often pay the most attention to the things they see: Can they walk?... Read More
Published on January 13, 2016
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Co-written by Jamie Sakamoto, Occupational Therapist II, Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Kary Rappaport, OTR/L, SWC, IBCLC, Occupational Therapist III, Children's Hospital Los Angeles   If you recently had a baby and are having difficulty... Read More