Need to Pick a High Chair or do Tummy Time with Special Needs Infants? I Got You!



I just wrote a new set of handouts for  Your Therapy Source.  This time they are about going BEYOND Tummy Time, picking high chairs, booster seats, and getting baby wearing right when your child has special needs.

These are great for therapists in Early Intervention, but parents can also buy them on the site.  They explain how we assess a child and find the equipment that will help keep a baby safe and able to gain skills.

I didn’t stop with seating.  I explain why using Exersaucers and Bumbo seats aren’t a great idea for kids with special needs.  It can take a long time to explain why these are sold in stores and online, but they are more likely to delay development than enhance it.  We know a lot about how to make choices that limit risks, and that is why I had to add a handout of baby wearing.  Many parents would like to try it, but they aren’t sure they know what to do and what to avoid.  Although every family has to use common sense, my handout is a guide to knowing what the risks are and how to avoid them.  It isn’t 100%; anyone using baby wearing MUST be responsive to the condition of their child at all times.


Great news:  you can buy all of my pediatric books and handouts at a tremendous discount!

Check it out here, then go to  Your Therapy Source  to save and learn!




By Cathy Collyer

I am a licensed occupational therapist, licensed massage therapist, and certified CBT-i sleep coach in private practice in the NYC area. I have over 25 years of professional experience in adult and pediatric treatment. It has been a joy to help people of all ages improve their ability to grow and thrive! Occupational therapists are focused on enhancing a client's functioning in everyday life. We are practical healthcare providers, interested in teaching, adapting actions and environments, and building a client's useful skills for living their best life, regardless of their challenges. I am the author of five books, including "Staying In The Room: Managing Medical And Dental Care When You Have DID" and "The Practical Guide To Toilet Training the Autistic Child". I lecture on many subjects, including sleep, trauma, and development. Contact me to learn more about how I can help you achieve YOUR goals!

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