Hippotherapy Pt.1

  • Posted by MCRC Staff
  • On June 13, 2019
What is hippotherapy?  The term hippotherapy originates from the Greek word, “hippos” meaning horse (or equine), and roughly translates as “treatment with the help of the horse”. Simply put, hippotherapy refers to the use of equine movement (the movement of the horse) as a treatment tool within occupational therapy, physical therapy or speech language pathology […]
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Vocabulary

  • Posted by MCRC Staff
  • On May 30, 2019
How To Increase Your Child’s Vocabulary Expanding vocabulary is a lifelong process that begins during a child’s earliest months. Long before a child can speak in simple words, phrases, and sentences, the child is forming an extensive vocabulary of words he or she understands. This learning takes place every time you name things for your […]
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Hearing Loss in Children

  • Posted by MCRC Staff
  • On May 28, 2019
If you think your child has hearing loss… It is important that parents be aware of their children’s hearing from the moment their child is born. A child’s hearing can be affected by many things. Some children run a high risk of hearing loss due to certain medical diseases or medications, heredity or prenatal complications, […]
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Alternatives to Sippy Cups

  • Posted by MCRC Staff
  • On May 13, 2019
Terrific alternatives can still protect from spills: Pop-up straw cups, like the Playtex Sipster, guaranteed by Playtex to be leak-free. Once the child masters straw drinking, suggest to parents cutting down the straw so the tip of the straw just reaches the tip of the tongue when the mouth is closed around the straw. This ensures […]
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Go Hannah Go

  • Posted by MCRC Staff
  • On May 9, 2019
#MCRCMissionMoment May 2019 If you’ve been around the center long enough, then you’ve probably met Hannah. Ask anyone about Hannah and the first thing they’ll tell you is that she has a joyful personality, her attitude is contagious, and her smile lights up the room. Hannah has been receiving occupational, physical, and speech therapy at […]
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Signs of a Language Disorder in a Child

  • Posted by MCRC Staff
  • On May 6, 2019
Does not smile or interact with others (birth and older) Does not babble (4-7 months) Makes only a few sounds or gestures, like pointing (7-12 months) Does not understand what others say (7 months-2 years) Says only a few words (12-18 months) Words are not easily understood (18 months-2 years) Does not put words together […]
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