With summer in full swing, it's time to starting thinking about.... going back to school. Crazy, right?!? While we are currently basking in playing outside, eating popsicles and staying up a little later than we should, buses, backpacks, and packing lunches is right around the corner.Read More
We have the best staff here and celebrate each other.Read More
Say “Hi” to these new faces….
PI welcomes summer volunteers, who may be helping out around the clinic or observing sessions,Read More
Outdoor Chores, Not Just Mom/Dad's Job....
Getting your kids involved in outdoor chores can be an excellent way to help teach responsibility, spend time as a family and get everyone involved and potentially learning new skills. Tasks that we might find mundane or tedious can be exciting to kids! When deciding what chores your child could help with consider the following:Read More
Parents share their experiences and resources for living with a child(ren) with food allergies.Read More
Dining out with kids can be, well, an adventure. Parents share favorite family friendly restaurants in the area and what their tips and tricks were for making dining out a success with kids.Read More
If you're anything like me, after the winter we've had, I am more than ready for summer! Spring break is over and we're coming into the home stretch of the school year. I'm looking forward to all of the possibilities of the things we can do, places we can go and the people we can see during those few months of summer. This got me thinking about how I can best spend this time "connecting" with my family and community, so I'm going to share with you some of the ideas I've come up with:
Grayslake Community Events
June 22- 24th Annual Arts Festival & Annual Wine Tasting
July 12- Grayslake 5K and Kids Run
August 16/17- Grayslake Summer Days
August 17- Grayslake Summer Days Parade
August 24- 7th Annual Color Aloft Balloon Festival
Summer Bucket List Ideas
Trip to the Zoo
Go to 3 New Parks/Playgrounds
Have a Picnic
Make Cookies or Brownies
Make Ice Cream
Have a Lemonade Stand
Family Bike Ride
Check out other Lake County Festivals and Summer events
Pediatric Interactions has fun things planned this summer as well:
Summer Groups Client Appreciation Party and Grayslake Summer Days Parade
Written by: Lindsey Fry, Speech/Language Pathologist
Watch this video to see how dolphins have assisted with Craniosacral Therapy (CST). We may not have a pool (or dolphins), but we have Ms. Deanna, who has completed coursework and training as a CranioSacral therapist and offers individual sessions for you and/or your child to experience this technique and learn more about them.Learn more about the benefits of CranioSacral Therapy.
Personally, I am a big reader and always have been. I tend to read fiction or self help books, usually related to my word for the year. If you read January's newsletter you know that this year my word is CONNECT. This means I am hoping to spend more quality time with people, make time for more 1-on-1 time with each of my kids, prioritize date night, disconnect from technology more often and work on improving/maintaining the relationships with the people that matter most to me.Read More
Pediatric Interactions is partnering with local businesses to bring our families special offers each monthRead More
You have the most honored educational award, you are “your child’s expert”. It is your job to advocate and ask questions for your child.Read More
Having a child in school can be challenging, let alone having to advocate for your child’s needs can be even more frustrating and confusing. Pediatric Interactions offers support and resources to help you navigate this process so you don’t have to “do it alone on the other side of the table”.Read More
Order your Autism Awareness T-Shirt for AprilRead More
Thank you to our many amazing families and professionals that have entrusted us to work with their children over the years.Read More
As we enter February, the month of LOVE, we are devoting this month to focusing on loving ourselves. While much of our time is spent loving and caring for others, it is important to remember to make time to love and care for ourselves ………..Read More
Going to the dentist can be a cause for anxiety for most of us, but it’s a very different feeling for those with autism.
Dental experts Dr. Greg Grillo and Dr. David Hudnall have spent countless hours helping patients and caregivers prepare for upcoming dental visits as well as helping them with tips and techniques that ensure proper oral health habits in the future……..Read More
A sippy cup is usually the first cup parents use to transition their child off the bottle. Don’t get me wrong, the thought of “no spills,” my child drinking early by herself, and the convenience of traveling with a cup is a dream come true. That’s why sippy cups were invented and marketed to parents, not kids.Read More
Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) collaborate and work closely with a number of other professionals. While many are familiar with SLPs working with occupational or physical therapists, you might not think of dentists as someone we might work with. There are a number of reasons we might work together….Read More
We enjoy celebrating the accomplishment as your children turn 3 and “graduate” from Early Intervention. It’s truly our honor that you allow us to come in your homes and work along side you with your child. We to empower families and seeing your grow and learn new skills with you.
Celebrations typically occur in winter and summer, watch for your invite as your child is turning 3.Read More