From our Blog

October 26, 2023
Alta Pediatrics Attains NJDOE Certification

After a rigorous process that began in February, Alta Pediatrics is now a New Jersey Department of Education Certified Agency and Clinic. This designation will expand our ability to provide services to Public, Private, and Charter schools throughout the state of New Jersey. What is NJ DOE Certification? The NJ DOE Certification designation authorizes a […]

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September 20, 2023
A Parent's Guide to Structuring a Smooth School Morning Routine

Introduction The morning rush before school can be a stressful time for both parents and children. However, with a well-structured morning routine and some guidance, you can help your child become more independent in getting ready for school. In this blog post, we will explore tips and strategies to create a structured school morning routine […]

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July 20, 2023
Navigating Childhood Development: Impact of sensory processing challenges on fine and gross motor skills

Childhood development is a remarkable journey filled with a series of important milestones that pave the way for physical, cognitive, and emotional growth. Two significant categories of development are fine and gross motor skills, which play a crucial role in a child's ability to interact with their environment and learn essential life skills. However, some […]

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June 13, 2023
Occupational Therapist's Guide: Fun Summer Activities to Boost Your Child's Development

Introduction Summer is the perfect time to engage your children in activities that not only provide entertainment but also promote their overall development. As a pediatric occupational therapist, I understand the importance of targeting various areas of a child's development, such as gross motor skills, fine motor skills, sensory processing, emotional regulation, and social skills. […]

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June 7, 2023
Sensory Diets and Home Activities

Some children, young people and adults find the information that they receive through their senses challenging. Things like hearing, touch, vision, taste and smell are our commonly known senses. In addition to these, there are three other less known senses that also play a big part in and how we and our bodies engage and […]

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May 31, 2023
Navigating Sensory Challenges: Dressing Tips for Children with Sensory Sensitivities

For children with sensory sensitivities, getting dressed can be a daily struggle that leads to stress and discomfort. Sensory issues related to clothing can manifest in various ways, such as discomfort with specific fabrics, seams, tags, or tightness. This article aims to provide practical advice and strategies for parents to help their children with sensory […]

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April 26, 2023
Welcoming Michelle Gold To The Team!

Michelle Gold Joins Alta Pediatrics as a Patient Care Coordinator We’d like to welcome our newest team member, Michelle Gold! Michelle is joining us as a Patient Care Coordinator to help assist both new and existing patients with onboarding, scheduling, and insurance billing. Michelle brings many years of experience in medical administration having worked previously […]

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March 23, 2023
Occupational Therapy for Autism

Occupational therapy is a form of therapy that focuses on the ability of a person to engage in meaningful activities or occupations. In the context of autism, occupational therapy can play an important role in helping individuals with autism to develop and improve their functional abilities, social skills, and independence. This blog article will provide […]

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March 21, 2023
Promoting Inclusion for Children With Sensory Processing Disorders

Advocating for your child in educational and community settings can be a daunting task. It can be especially challenging for parents of children with sensory processing disorders (SPD), as these children may face unique challenges in school and other environments. However, advocating for your child and promoting inclusion for children with SPD is essential to […]

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March 16, 2023
Home Exercises and Activities for Children with Sensory Processing Difficulties

There are several home exercises and activities that you can do with your child to help them improve their sensory processing skills. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best exercises and activities for children with sensory processing disorders. Sensory Play - Sensory play is a great way to help children with […]

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