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Autism Awareness Day

April 2 is Autism Awareness Day. All Bright Therapies will light it up blue on this Thursday to show our support for this movement. Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder that affects 1 in 68 children. It is more common … Continue reading

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Speech Development in Infants

The brain develeopment in which occurs from birth to three is the fastest rate of brain development throughout the entire lifespan. For this reason, early intervention is critical when children are not achieving their developmental milestones, whether it be in communication, … Continue reading

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New Shoes By Nike

This is a sweet video and story about a new shoe Nike is coming out with. The shoe is intended to be easier to get on and take off and was created for individual with disabilities. A young man with CP helped … Continue reading

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Understanding and Expressing Emotions

For so many of our little ones, expressing and understanding their emotions can be hard. As many parents and therapist can tell you, explaining the intangible idea of emotions can be equally as hard. This article contains some new ideas … Continue reading

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True Inclusion

We wanted to share a great article reminding us about true inclusion for kids with special needs. All children need an opportunity to practice many different roles as they grow up. The skills needed to be a great leader are … Continue reading

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Green Spaces Help Brain Development

Summer in Chicago is a great time to take advantage of the nice weather and spend extra time outside. A recent study finds that this time is also great for a child’s brain development. The study followed a group of … Continue reading

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More Talk, Less Tech Summer

Wanted to share some great tips for encouraging interaction and communication over the summer. With the nice weather during the summer, its a great time to encourage more talk and less tech. See this great link for some nice information … Continue reading

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A Few Extra Bumps and Bruises Okay

We wanted to share a great article about encouraging kids to take risks (even when they lead to little bumps and bruises). These little challenges and risks help children learn to be adventurous, learn their limits and develop their motor … Continue reading

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Ideas To Help Kids with Challenging Behaviors

With summer rapidly approaching, we wanted to share a great article about some ways to help kids with challenging behaviors through chores and heavy work. If children are able to have their sensory and movement needs met, they are often … Continue reading

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Speech, OT Summer Groups

We are excited to announce the following groups for the summer of 2015! Groups will run for 10 weeks, from June 22- August 28. Preschool Prep Group: This group is run by a Speech Therapist and Occupational Therapist This group … Continue reading

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