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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 moreRetained Primitive Moro Reflex Effect On Development

27 years at Intermountain: Lessons Learned and Leaps Ahead

Elizabeth Kohlstaedt, Ph.D., Clinical Director It’s hard to believe that my time at Intermountain is coming to a close.  27 years ago, on June 14, 1990, I came to Intermountain Children’s Home as their clinical director.   It was a beautiful location set atop a hill, overlooking Helena and housing 24 children in 3 open cottages. … Read more27 years at Intermountain: Lessons Learned and Leaps Ahead

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 moreMovin’ On Up

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

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