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WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU SUSPECT AUTISM

In this free, 17-page eBook composed by a Pediatric Neuropsychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, you will get comprehensive and vital information on Autism at each phase of development.

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POTTY TRAINING 101 | THE EASY HOW-TO GUIDE FOR PARENTS

Does potty training have you down? Get your child out of diapers for good with tips and techniques from this comprehensive eBook.  This eBook is a must for any parent looking to have potty training success with your child!

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3 YEAR OLD MILESTONE GUIDE

Find out if your child is meeting the developmental milestones of a typical 3 year old with our easy-to-follow guide.

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PEDIATRIC RED FLAGS

Be proactice and learn exactly when to send your child in for pediatric therapy. In this free 16 page eBook composed for pediatricians, parents and other health professionals you will get Comprehensive Checklists, Red Flags and Age Guides in five different topics.

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IS YOUR CHILD READY FOR KINDERGARTEN?

Find out if your child is ready to take the next step in school. In this free, 11-page eBook composed by a Neuropsychologist and Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapists, you will get comprehensive checklists in five different areas.

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TOP 5 ANXIETY DISORDERS IN CHILDREN

In this free, 12-page eBook you will learn about the symptoms, long-term effects and treatment options for five of the most common anxiety disorders in children.

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TOP 4 DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS IN CHILDREN

In this free, 12-page eBook, you will learn about the symptoms and treatment options of Anxiety, ADHD, Depression and Dyslexia.

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WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU SUSPECT ADHD

In this free, 19-page eBook composed by a Pediatric Neuropsychologist, you will get comprehensive and vital information on ADHD at each phase of development.

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Speech and Language

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What Exactly is ASHA?

As a parent, do you ever wonder what all those letters mean after your therapist’s name? To a speech-language pathologist, these letters represent years and years of hard work and ultimately they confirm certification to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).  So, what exactly is ASHA? ASHA is the national organization and governing body for […]

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The Benefits of Bilingualism

There are definitive advantages for children who are learning two languages simultaneously. Though parents may question whether or not they should teach their child to be bilingual, research has proven that bilingual children develop language skills in the same manner as peers who are learning one language. Parents should begin using both languages from the […]

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What to Expect in a Pediatric Speech and Language Evaluation

The purpose of a speech and language evaluation is to determine your child’s strengths and challenges related to a variety of areas and conclude if therapy would be beneficial in further developing skills and aiding his/her ability to communicate effectively with others. Parents may request an evaluation if they have concerns, or children may be […]

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ARTICULATION CHECKLIST FOR AGES 3-6

Find out if your child has a possible Articulation Disorder with our Easy Checklist. What is an Articulation Disorder?  Articulation disorders refer to errors in speech sounds by mispronouncing, substituting, or leaving out the sound. It is age-appropriate for children at certain ages to be producing errors with particular sounds. However, if a child is […]

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Pediatric Stuttering and Fluency Checklist

Find out more about your child’s speech development with our Easy Checklist. With This Easy to Use, One Page Free Stuttering and Fluency Checklist You Can: Keep track of your child’s speech and fluency progress Bring it with you to discuss with your pediatrician! This Checklist is a must for any parent, teacher or physician […]

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3 YEAR OLD MILESTONE GUIDE eBOOK

Find Out If Your Child Is Meeting The Developmental Milestones Of A Typical 3 Year Old With Our Easy-To-Follow Guide. With This Easy to Use, Free Comprehensive Milestone Guide You Will: Identify weaknesses and have the opportunity to provide appropriate help to enable your child/student’s success. Have a great tool at Parent/Teacher conferences. Greater understanding of the following areas: […]

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Specific Learning Disorders in Children

Learning disorders are some of the most common neurodevelopmental conditions that children face. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), which is the guidebook on classification of diagnoses published by the American Psychiatric Association indicated that the prevalence of specific learning disorders across academic domains of reading, mathematics, and written expression […]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Experts Answer Your ADHD Questions

Watch the entire ADHD Interview below: Get your personal ADHD questions answered by clicking the button below: – See more at: http://info.nspt4kids.com/adhd-chicago-experts/#sthash.J5pXn1ej.dpuf

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CHILDHOOD DEPRESSION CHECKLIST

  Find Out If Your Child Has A Possible Childhood Depression Disorder With This Easy To Follow Checklist.   What is Childhood Depression?  We all know when an adult is sad and depressed – they cry easily, prefer to be alone, and can verbally express their feelings. It is often hard, however, to identify depression […]

Occupational Therapy

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TOE WALKING CHECKLIST

Find Out If Your Child’s Toe Walking Habits Are Atypical With Our Easy To Read And Use Checklist.. With This Easy to Use, 1 Page, Free Toe Walking Checklist You Will: Identify issues and have the opportunity to provide appropriate help to enable your child’s developomental success. Have a great resource and tool to present at your next pediatrician visit. Have a true understanding if […]

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EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING CHECKLIST FOR AGES 3 YEARS OLD THROUGH ADULTHOOD

Find out if your child has a possible Executive Functioning Disorder with our Easy Checklist.   What is executive functioning? Executive functioning (EF) is theoretical system used to explain observed responses, and can further be described as a cognitive system that manages and controls responses to everyday tasks. It is the system that allows humans to […]

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SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER CHECKLIST FOR HOME AND SCHOOL

Find out if your child has a possible Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) with our Easy Checklist to use in the home and educational settings. What is SPD?  Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a neurological condition that results when the brain is unable to integrate sensory information of sight, sound, smell, taste, temperature, pain, body position and movement […]

Behavior Management

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A Day in the Life of a BCBA – Who We Are and What We Do

Many parents often ask- What is a BCBA? And what exactly do you do every day?  Well, A Board Certified Behavior Analyst, or a BCBA, as defined by the BACB, is an individual who has received a doctoral or graduate degree, completed coursework in Behavior Analysis, and has completed countless hours of supervised practical experience, […]

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Beyond Time-Outs – What to do When Your Toddler Acts Out

When your child takes the crayons out of the closet and draws on the living room walls, a common reaction would be to put him or her in time-out. After the time-out, your child goes back and draws on the walls again. What is happening? Sometimes, time-outs aren’t the best way to show your child […]

Potty Training

PRINTABLE POTTY CHART FOR YOUR CHILD!

A potty chart is a sticker chart used to reward children for continuing to use the potty after they’ve begun to toilet train.  The potty chart is designed to allow your child to interact with the chart and give themselves stickers for each time/hour/day they use the potty.   WHY YOU WILL BENEFIT FROM A POTTY CHART: […]

Social Work and Mental Health

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Creative Conversation Starters: Get Your Child to Talk to You

Having regular conversations with your child can be beneficial in many ways. You get to learn more about each other and further develop your relationship with them. Additionally, you can help their confidence, self-esteem and their social skills. I understand it can be difficult to find time between your busy schedule and their busy schedules, […]

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10 Tips for a Positive, Fun and Confident Transition Back to School

The next few weeks are full of big and exciting changes! Back-to-school time can be full of fun and excitement, but also can bring up worries and nervous feelings. It is normal for children to experience sadness, worry or feel unsure as they embark on new classrooms, new friends, and new experiences. With support and […]

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Handling the Death of a Family Pet

Pets, be it a furry dog, fluffy cat, or bright orange fish, become honorary family members quite quickly. Have you glanced at the latest family drawing your child created at school? My guess is the family pet is in the mix. Handling the death of the family pet can be an overwhelming and emotional experience […]

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Social-Emotional and Behavioral Red Flags for Toddlers and Preschoolers

It might be hard to imagine what mental health concerns may look like for your toddler or preschooler. However, it is important to realize that children experience the same emotions as adults do. They experience happiness, sadness, anger, fear, loneliness and embarrassment, however, they do not always know how to express these feelings in appropriate […]

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The Increasingly Crucial Family Calendar

“Oh no, was that today?” How many times have you uttered those words? With work schedules, school schedules, soccer, ballet, etc. a family calendar is a must have! When my children were young we kept a large paper calendar hanging on the kitchen wall, but calendars have come a long way since then. Although some […]

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How to Help Your Child Cope with the Suicide of a Friend

For a child losing a friend through suicide brings up a lot of questions and emotions, such as why did this happen or what could have been done? A teen or adolescent may have many mixed feelings or may feel “numb.” Whatever they are feeling, your role as the parent is to help them and be […]

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An Age by Age Guide on How to Talk to Children About the Paris Attacks

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CHILDHOOD DEPRESSION CHECKLIST

  Find Out If Your Child Has A Possible Childhood Depression Disorder With This Easy To Follow Checklist.   What is Childhood Depression?  We all know when an adult is sad and depressed – they cry easily, prefer to be alone, and can verbally express their feelings. It is often hard, however, to identify depression […]

Physical Therapy

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Gross Motor Milestone Checklist For Ages Birth to 4 years

Find out if your child has a possible Gross Motor Delay with our Easy Checklist.   What is a Gross Motor Delay? A child may be diagnosed with a gross motor delay if there are milestones that they have not met for their age. This is a very broad diagnosis, and the severity and treatments […]

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TOE WALKING CHECKLIST

Find Out If Your Child’s Toe Walking Habits Are Atypical With Our Easy To Read And Use Checklist.. With This Easy to Use, 1 Page, Free Toe Walking Checklist You Will: Identify issues and have the opportunity to provide appropriate help to enable your child’s developomental success. Have a great resource and tool to present at your next pediatrician visit. Have a true understanding if […]

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New Year Resolutions: 5 Steps to Promote Executive Functioning Skills

New Year Resolutions and goal setting is an excellent way to foster executive functioning skills because it requires planning, organizing, managing time, and self reflection. What better time to set meaningful goals than the start of a new year? 5 steps to creating New Year Resolutions that also promote executive functioning skills: Set the foundation […]

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HITTING, BITING, PUSHING, AND SHOVING | HOW TO HANDLE YOUR CHILD’S AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR

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