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Early detection for autism can significantly impact your child’s life

Early detection for autism can significantly impact your child’s life.

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Help your child with Asperger’s disorder at home to help them grow

Help your child with Asperger’s disorder at home to help them grow.

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Northern Kentucky Pediatric Therapist Featured as Industry Expert

Daniel Cross

A recognized leader in pediatric rehabilitation, Daniel Cross delivers a positive, therapeutic experience through expertise, flexibility and patient centered care at A Step Ahead Pediatric Therapy. As president and managing therapist at A Step Ahead, Cross provides therapeutic services to the patients as well as manages
daily operations of the practice.

Six years ago, the company that Cross’ son received occupational therapy from, ended their program. Cross was unable to find a program that had availability and the desire to serve the pediatric population. At this time, Cross saw a need and an opportunity to further utilize his 10+ years of pediatric therapy experience by opening his own practice that concentrated solely on providing quality pediatric rehabilitation services to children with developmental needs in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati.

Cross has since expanded his services to surrounding areas, growing both his staff and patients. He has a true passion for helping families learn, grow and achieve milestones and positively showcases his leadership for his community through the success and growth of A Step Ahead Pediatric Therapy.

Cross has spent the last sixteen years working in the pediatric therapy field in a variety of settings including early intervention, office based and school setting. His career includes leadership roles at HealthSouth, Inc., Therapist’s Unlimited, Trihealth, Inc., and Cardinal Hill of Northern, KY.

Cross holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Vermont and maintains an active membership in the Down Syndrome Group of Greater Cincinnati, Cub Scout Pack 808 Independence, KY, Kentucky Amateur Baseball Association and Families with Autism Society.

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NKY Pediatric Therapy Center Featured on Cincinnati’s Fox 19

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Babies Need Tummy Time

 A Step Ahead owner and managing therapist Daniel Cross, offers expert advice to readers of Cincinnati Family Magazine. Check it out!
 
Written by Sherry Hang   

But remember, when it’s sleeping time, Baby should still be on his back.

Since the American Academy of Pediatric’s successful “Back to Sleep” campaign began in 1992, there’s been a decrease in the amount of SIDS-related deaths, says Daniel Cross, president of A Step Ahead Pediatric Therapy in Crestview Hill, KY.  But babies now are spending so much time on their backs — as well as in infant carriers, bouncy seats and swings that Cross says there’s an increase in “flat spot” among babies — positional plagiocephaly.  In this condition, Baby’s head becomes an oblong shape with displacement on one side of the forehead and flattening on the back of the skull on the other side. In 1992, flat spots occurred in one in 300 healthy infants; in 1999 the occurrence was one in 60.

 

The solution? Tummy time, Cross says, adding that it’s greatly underestimated by parents. During tummy time, infants develop neck muscles for head control, stomach strength for sitting and rolling and arm strength for hand control and reaching for objects and people. The building blocks created at this stage pay great dividends at the four to five month stage when babies begin to coordinate their motions into actual patterns and begin rolling and sitting with support. Cross has tips for encouraging tummy time and making it enjoyable for your baby: 

 

Help your baby get into a good routine.

Introduce new skills and challenges when Baby is in a good mood. 

 

Give reassurance and love.

Remember that your baby is learning how to handle stress and new experiences. Lie next to him when he’s trying his tummy, rub his back and look at his face, too. 

 

 Limit tummy time at the beginning.

Build on the success as your child becomes stronger and more accustomed to the position. 

 

 Harder surfaces make tummy time easier.

Place your baby on carpet with just a blanket to protect his face, allowing him to push against and to raise his head and chest from the floor. 

 

 Stick with it!

Even when the first tries end poorly, practice does make perfect in this case.

 

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Featured on Soapboxmedia.com

We are featured on Soapboxmedia.com this week as a growing company in the NKY/Cincinnati area. Check it out!!

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NKY Pediatric Therapy Practice to Host Informational Seminar for Local Parents

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A Step Ahead plans open house to inform parents about abnormal childhood development

Cincinnati, OH – October 6, 2011 – A Step Ahead Pediatric Therapy, a comprehensive pediatric rehabilitation practice based in Northern Kentucky, will host a seminar: How to Detect Abnormal Childhood Development, on Saturday, October 15th  from 10:00am — 11:30am at their Crestview Hills location.

This seminar will offer information from pediatric therapists on the causes and warning signs of abnormality in childhood development including gross motor skills, sensory, communication, feeding and self-care. The seminar will also include information on the benefits of pediatric physical, occupational and speech rehabilitation.

“Every child develops at their own pace,” says Daniel Cross, president and managing partner at A Step Ahead. “Our goal is to inform parents about what is considered typical childhood development so we can help them better understand when something may not be right, allowing them to seek out professional assistance for their child.  This seminar will give parents the opportunity to talk to us to help them make that decision.”  

The A Step Ahead staff will be available during the seminar for one-on-one Q & A and a supervised area with games and snacks will be provided for the kids. 

For more information about A Step Ahead or the informational seminar, visit www.AStepAheadPT.com or get engaged on Facebook at keyword A Step Ahead.

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 About A Step Ahead Pediatric Therapy

Founded in 2006, A Step Ahead Pediatric Therapy provides quality therapy services to children with developmental needs in the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati area. Through physical, occupational and speech therapy, A Step Ahead therapists guide and support each child as they work toward self sufficiency through increased independence in the family’s daily life. For more information visit www.AStepAheadPT.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NKY Pediatric Therapy Practice Launches New Website as Part of Proactive PR Campaign

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A Step Ahead’s new site offers improved navigation and more valuable resources for parents

Cincinnati, OH – September 13, 2011 – A Step Ahead Pediatric Therapy, a comprehensive pediatric rehabilitation practice based in Northern Kentucky, has launched a new website designed to assist parents of children coping with development challenges. The site is a destination point for parents, and a first step in a proactive public relations campaign designed to build awareness regarding importance and value of pediatric therapy.

This dramatically redesigned site, created by premier Cincinnati public relations firm The Eisen Agency, welcomes visitors with bold new colors, a clean crisp design and simple, user-friendly navigation. A Step Ahead president and managing therapist Daniel Cross, says it was important to develop a site that would be easy to find, as many parents and even referring physicians are not sure where they can turn for help.

“I couldn’t be happier with the design of the new website,” says Cross. “We are always looking for ways to help parents help their children. This new website is one more way for us to do just that. The improved organization and design allows visitors to easily access the information that they are searching for, whether it’s information about our services, our staff or simply how to contact us.”

The new site also offers valuable resources for parents with children who have special needs including website and social media links so parents can better engage and share, helpful articles and book referrals as well as insightful information about the benefits of pediatric physical, occupational and speech therapy.

For more information about A Step Ahead, visit www.AStepAheadPT.com or get engaged on facebook at keyword A Step Ahead.

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 About A Step Ahead Pediatric Therapy

Founded in 2006, A Step Ahead Pediatric Therapy provides quality therapy services to children with developmental needs in the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati area. Through physical, occupational and speech therapy, A Step Ahead therapists guide and support each child as they work toward self sufficiency through increased independence in the family’s daily life. For more information visit www.AStepAheadPT.com

 

 

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NKY Pediatric Therapy Practice Signs with Cincinnati’s Leading Public Relations Agency

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A Step Ahead Taps The Eisen Agency to Create Awareness, Brand Campaign

 Cincinnati, OH – July 25, 2011 – A Step Ahead Pediatric Therapy, a comprehensive pediatric rehabilitation practice based in Northern Kentucky, has partnered with premier Cincinnati public relations firm The Eisen Agency. The leading firm will create and implement a campaign designed to build awareness regarding the unique story of A Step Ahead and the importance and value of pediatric therapy.

Eisen will design and execute a proactive public relations, interactive, and direct response campaign that showcases the extraordinary efforts and true passion of A Step Ahead. Eisen president and owner Rodger Roeser says A Step Ahead is fast becoming the first-choice of families and medical practitioners for pediatric therapy in NKY counties.

“I truly believe that all small businesses can be more successful by doing a few simple things to share their story and project a strong, powerful and professional image,” Roeser said. “A Step Ahead is a prime example of a smart leader turning to professionals for help in his business growth, better enabling him to concentrate on caring for children, not attempting to build websites and make business cards.”

A Step Ahead currently provides therapy services to more than 300 children and their families throughout Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. “I receive great satisfaction each day by helping children achieve new milestones and by helping their families learn and grow,” says Daniel Cross, president and managing therapist at A Step Ahead. “I am very proud of my organization and the community that has developed around the organization. My goal is to continue the growth and success of the company so that more children can be served and I am confident that the Eisen Agency will help us reach that goal.”

For more information about A Step Ahead’s services, visit www.AStepAheadPT.com.

About A Step Ahead Pediatric Therapy

Founded in 2006, A Step Ahead Pediatric Therapy provides quality therapy services to children with developmental needs in the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati area. They are a leader in providing the highest quality therapy services for children and the most comprehensive education for the families both in the home and at the A Step Ahead facility. Through physical, occupational and speech therapy, A Step Ahead therapists guide and support each child as they work toward self sufficiency through increased independence in the family’s daily life. For more information visit www.AStepAheadPT.com

About The Eisen Agency

The Eisen Agency is Greater Cincinnati’s largest investor and public relations firm, and provides fully integrated marketing communications services, creative services, crisis management, national and local publicity, and business development services for its B2B, B2C, non-profit, and government clients. Privately owned and led by 2010 Cincinnati PRSA Public Relations Professional of the Year Rodger Roeser, The Eisen Agency is one of the most award winning professional services firms in Cincinnati. For more information visit www.TheEisenAgency.com

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