As a yoga instructor, parent and teacher, I have seen the benefits of yoga for kids time and time again. Yoga is a fantastic way to help all children relax, work out the wiggles and find a sense of calm. It can be an even more beneficial tool for children with ADHD or other attention […]
After graduating from Northwestern University in 2002 with a Master of Science in Education and Social Policy, Libby spent five years teaching social studies, writing, spelling, grammar and language arts at the middle school level. Most of this time was spent at the Frances Xavier Warde school in Chicago. Libby continues to teach for the Center for Talent Development through Northwestern University in addition to helping kids blossom at North Shore Pediatric Therapy as an Academic Specialist.
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North Shore Pediatric Therapy, Chicagoland’s only full service, multidisciplinary pediatric therapy practice is excited to announce the opening of their 5th and 6th clinic locations in Lincolnwood and Evanston this fall! North Shore Pediatric Therapy has helped nearly 8000 children blossom to their ultimate potential since opening their doors with one clinic in 1999 (see […]
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Approximately 3-6% of school-aged children struggle with a reading disability. This begins to impact students as early as kindergarten and continues to create difficulties across subjects as the child progresses through school. At NSPT we are frequently asked for recommendations to help students with reading difficulties, both in the classroom and at home. Below is […]
Talking. Some of us don’t like to do it and some of us do it too much. But one of the most exciting things for parents is to witness their child’s first words. Babies learn to talk throughout their first two years of life and believe it or not, there are speech and language milestones […]
Want to set a New Year’s Resolution that not only sounds good, but is feasible to achieve too? Goal setting is a national past time during this time of year as we reflect on what we have accomplished and what changes we can continue to make as we evolve into the person we strive to […]
Your baby is a year old- what a milestone! At this time, along with many other developmental changes you’re probably witnessing, baby is ready for some advancement at mealtimes as well. Here are the next steps as toddlerhood begins: At one year old, transition to cow’s milk or other milk alternative, if your baby meets […]
It’s been proven that the act of showing gratitude can lead to a happier, more fulfilling life. The power of showing thanks lies in changing your internal focus from one of negativity (where you focus on the things you DON’T have) to one of positivity (where you focus on the things you DO have). However, […]
Dyslexia is a word that often stirs up fear and misunderstanding. In addition, it is awash in myths. Often, people think of a person with Dyslexia as an individual who confuses b’s and d’s or reads backwards. Others may think of a troubled reader who is confused by basic letters. This simplistic and incorrect understanding […]
With Father’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to think about how the kids can celebrate that great guy in their lives: Dad. For those of you looking to honor Dad without breaking the bank, consider these fun, free and meaningful activities that kids and dads can do together this Father’s Day. Fun, Free […]