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Retained Primitive Moro Reflex Effect On Development

By Jerilyn Lecce, Occupational Therapist In recognition of April as Occupational Therapy Month our Occupational Therapist, Jerilyn Lecce, has provided this interesting article about primitive reflexes. When a baby is born, it displays various automatic responses that are essential for survival. These responses are directed from the brainstem and/or spinal cord and are performed automatically, … Read more

Movin’ On Up

By Daniel Champer, LCPC, Intermountain Clinical Manager of School Based Services During a recent trip back to the home that houses most of my treasured childhood memories, my mother abruptly halted the evening conversation after our kids had successfully been coerced into slumber and disappeared up the creaky old farmhouse steps with an alarming twinkle … Read more

Sexting: Game or Crime?

By Tracie Dahl, LCPC, School Based Outpatient Therapist for Intermountain A game of Truth or Dare can easily be taken too far. Spin the Bottle can land on over-aggressive players.  However, these remembered games of adolescence have a level of nostalgic innocence that disappears when experimentation goes mobile through a text message, instant message, or … Read more

Adventures in Adolescence: Why “Letting Kids be Kids” is Sometimes the Best Way to Support Their Well-Being

By Dr. Julian Nolen, Licensed Psychologist at Intermountain Adolescence. For many, these four syllables are enough to fill us with terror — searching warily for distracted drivers or checking our teenagers’ beds to confirm that they are, in fact, in their beds. In our own lives, we remember this as a time of poor decision-making … Read more

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