Early Therapy for Autism Can Make A Difference

Experts are learning that early diagnosis and therapy in children with autism can have a significant effect on the outcome. Read the CNN article on “Early therapy can change brains of kids with autism.” What are some of the signs of autism? Children with autism generally have problems in three crucial areas of development — […]

Feeding Therapy: It’s Not Just About Swallowing

Course Description: This interactive workshop not only addresses the foundations for eating – the core knowledge of pediatric feeding therapy – but addresses carry-over to the home and school environments as a crucial component to long term success. Learn how to create a supportive atmosphere for eating through optimal positioning, respecting the child’s sensory system […]

Watch & Listen to Dr. Greenspan Discuss Topics of Interest to Parents & Professionals

Dr. Stanley Greenspan Video Lectures In a series of 10 video lectures recorded between 2005 and 2009. The video lectures are available for viewing now, for only $75. Topics include: Early signs of ASD Older children and adults with ASD Raising the ceiling The CDC-ICDL report The do’s and don’ts of early intervention Attention, OCD […]

ILI Visits Island Dolphin Care for Children with Special Needs

Our very own Director of Physical Therapy, Chantel Hietler, recently visited Island Dolphin Care which was developed to help children with special needs and their families. Island Dolphin Care started with 4 kids, and now has more than 1,200 kids participate in it’s camps every year. Here is her story: I recently took a trip […]

iPad Coming to Our Clinics for Children with Special Needs!

Independent Living Inc. Pediatric Therapy is proud to announce Apple’s iPad is coming to our pediatric therapy clinics. We have named a few therapists to specialize in special education iPad apps built specifically to help in the development of children with special needs including: autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, apraxia, and other diagnoses. Sign up […]

CEU Self-Study: iPad and Autism: A Match Made in Heaven

iPad and Autism: A Match Made in Heaven Technology, especially computers, have contributed to the communication and aid in learning for those with autism. The iPad, like most computers, has proven to be an effective tool for the vast spectrum of autism. This self-study will help you learn how to use the iPad your students […]

September 24, 2011: 5th Annual SPARC Conference!

5th Annual SPARC Conference: STAND – Pinellas Accessing Resources Conference Independent Living Inc. Pediatric Therapy is very excited to share with you the 2011 5th Annual SPARC Conference! This is a Florida statewide conference on exceptional student education with national presenters and exhibitors. This growing annual day has become widely known for the variety of […]

July 20-23, 2011: Building Integration Through The Developmental Process

Building Integration Through The Developmental ProcessSheila Frick, OTR & Julia Wilbarger, PhD, OTR Framed within the perspectives of sensory integration theory, this interactive course will explore in depth the neurodevelopmental processes that integrate sensory, postural, and motor functions and development. The principles of sensory integration theory and the foundations of movement and postural development will […]