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PANK Blog

Welcome to our blog.  We are hoping to connect with our families in a new way to address common questions and concerns. We hope you like it!

The Importance of Reading to Your Children

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Reading is a fundamental skill that is acquired over years of development, with a goal of reading independently by third grade. When compared to using just an audiobook or just a video, children in the 3 to 5 year-old range showed the most connections made were with reading and interacting with a parent. In fact, exposure to screen -based media decreases these connections.

So should we be worried?
What about our educational system?
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Posted: 2/14/2019 7:56:57 AM by Brandon Ervin


Sensory Strategies for the Holidays

ABC Pediatric Theropy Network has shared this blog with us to help children with sensory problems over the Holidays.
ABC Pediatric Therapy
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Posted: 11/30/2018 9:00:02 AM by Brandon Ervin


Acute Flaccid Myelitis - What You Need to Know

We have been getting calls about acute flaccid myelitis, a rare but scary polio-like condition resulting most likely from a virus.
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Posted: 11/8/2018 7:59:28 AM by Brandon Ervin


The Benefits of Sleep, Physical Activity, and Limited Recreational Screen Time

The Benefits of Sleep, Physical Activity, and Limited Recreational Screen Time

Mark Deis MD
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Posted: 10/15/2018 6:32:19 AM by Brandon Ervin


Parents vs. Fortnite: Tips From a Child Psychiatrist

Parents vs. Fortnite: tips from a child psychiatrist
Alexandra Novitsky, MD | Conditions | August 11, 2018
 
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Fortnite Season 5 has officially arrived — bringing new features, a new maps, and new skins. Parents can anticipate battles over the amount of time spent playing the game to “level up” with your teens.
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Posted: 8/23/2018 6:13:09 AM by Brandon Ervin