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Imitation Beyond Flattery: The First Way We Learn

March 16, 2023

Oscar Wilde once said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. While he was probably right, imitation, besides being a great compliment, is..

When to Start Tummy Time & 8 Ways To Make It More Fun

January 25, 2023

Whether you are a new parent, a professional who works with babies, or a caregiver to a newborn, knowing the importance of "tummy time" is key to a..

Sunny Days Hosts International Child Development Training

June 8, 2022

In May 2022, Sunny Days finished a fourteen-month-long training project focused on supporting teachers’ understanding of the relationship between..

Baby Head Banging & Autism

May 25, 2022

Head banging, head butting, head rolling, and body rocking are all common rhythmic habits for babies and toddlers, as is thumb sucking. Many believe..

Speech and Language Development in Bilingual Children

April 14, 2022

When raising children, it’s important to understand typical childhood language development milestones in order to recognize potential delays.  This..

Assessing English Language Learners: Difference Vs. Disability

March 11, 2022

Many English language learners (ELLs) are incorrectly identified as having disabilities that require special education and/or related developmental..

When Should I Seek Developmental Services for My Child?

February 14, 2022

The first three years of a child’s life are full of changes and growth.  Infants and toddlers learn a variety of skills in early childhood, such as..

The Importance of Culturally-Sensitive Early Intervention Practices

January 31, 2022

Our cultural backgrounds and experiences color our view of “normal.”   It would be simple (yet extremely boring) if we were all part of the same..

How to Use Pediatric PT and OT to Develop Communication Skills

January 3, 2022

If you are a pediatric physical therapist or occupational therapist, this blog post is for you.  As I’m sure you are already aware, the more..

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