Summer Services

If you are seeking therapeutic services this summer for your child, we want to share with you the opportunities at Children’s Therapy Corner. Our teams in all of our locations, Midland, Traverse City and Okemos, are committed to providing quality therapeutic services to children with an array of needs. We provide . . . Speech-language Therapy to address communication needs for … Read More

Family Information Night – PLAY Autism Intervention

Family Information Night PLAY Autism Intervention An evidence-based early intensive intervention program Come join other parents and caregivers to learn about PLAY Autism Intervention at Children’s Therapy Corner! Information nights will be held at each location Spring, 2018. PLAY Autism Intervention is an evidence-based, intensive early intervention program for children 18 months through 6 years of age with autism. This … Read More

Torticollis in Babies

Therapist working with child

Torticollis is the name given to the condition when a baby has tightness on one side of their neck that leads to a head tilt to one side with a neck rotation to the opposite side. The reported incident rate of congenital muscular torticollis is 0.3-2% (1). Infants who have torticollis typically lie with their neck bent to one side and … Read More

Home Activities for Your Child

After-School Activities to Increase Your Child’s Fine Motor, Gross Motor, and Speech and Language Skills: Our therapists in the Traverse City location have shared some of their favorite activities to help your child progress their skills with fun and motivating ideas for targeting fine motor, visual motor, gross motor, and speech and language skills in the after-school hours. From our Occupational … Read More

Benefits of Sign Language

Therapist and child

  Created by: Danielle Gage MSU Speech Student Common Misconceptions About Sign Language Sign language hinders my child’s ability to speak: Research shows that sign language actually enhances a variety of speech and language skills necessary for foundational learning skills. My child has to have a hearing impairment in order to learn sign language: False. Sign language has been used … Read More

All The Worlds A-Play

Therapist playing with children outside

“Play Hard” is one of the most important things learned as a child – and a skill grown-ups oftentimes need to rekindle!“ By Janet Ringle-Bartels & Julie Windham Play. Although on the surface it seems to be a simple word, it has such a strong impact on a child’s development.  But how can play be important?  After all, it’s just … Read More

Understanding Toe Walking in Children

Young child standing on toes

What is Toe Walking? Toe walking simply means that the child walks up on the balls of their feet instead of walking with a heel-to-toe pattern. Toe walking is something frequently treated at our clinic. But how do you know if toe walking is something to be concerned about?   Some amount of toe walking is normal and expected for children … Read More

Why is sport specialization not so special?

Children holding balls

What is sport specialization? Playing sports as a child used to mean there was a good chance you played several sports throughout the year. This may include soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter, and track and field in the spring. However, today, many kids are not so diversified. Instead, they are choosing a single sport early in life and … Read More

What are Social Stories?

Therapist at Children's Therapy Corner in Midland with child

If you have ever wondered, “What exactly are social stories?”, or have a child that has difficulty with transitions, unexpected environments or social skills, this article is for you. I’m here to introduce social stories and hopefully inspire you to give them a try. Social stories were developed to better help children with Autism navigate social situations, but can be … Read More

Weighted Blankets

Baby with blanket

Weighted blankets provide deep pressure input and can be used as a calming tool. The calming effects have been found to decrease activity level, increase focus, and improve sleep. Lap pads and “lap snakes” are  similar tools but are smaller in size and more commonly used during seated tasks. They can be placed either on the child’s lap or shoulders. … Read More