How to help struggling children overcome challenges and succeed

Parents and guardians have spent more time with their children in the past almost two years of a global pandemic, and they may have noticed that their children are struggling.

These struggles can be caused by a number of things, but the important thing is that parents don’t ignore any signs they might be seeing.

Lori Shaffer, speech-language pathologist at MetroEHS Pediatric Therapy, said some signs to be aware of in children include:

  • Do not speak.

  • Not wanting hugs from loved ones.

  • Acting withdrawn.

  • Walk on their toes.

  • Difficulty eating.

There is a wide range of causes for the problems listed above, but there are also ways to help children overcome these challenges.

Shaffer said a number of pediatric therapies may be of benefit for children. These can include occupational, physical, nutritional, mental health and more.

She said MetroEHS provides pediatric therapy services to children aged 18 months to 7 years, including those with autism.

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Shaffer said that each of the nine centers located in the Metro Detroit area offers fun colors and toys to create a playful experience while helping children.

Watch the video above for more information on pediatric therapy.

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