20 summer fun activities for kids with and without special needs. Work on fine motor, gross motor, sensory, letters, scissors/cutting, and more with the tips in this post by The Pocket Occupational Therapist
It’s Raining Cats and Dogs! Idioms or phrases that cannot be understood through their literal meaning can be rather confusing for students with language difficulties. Teaching children and students common idioms can help them navigate verbal communication with adults and peers as well as improve their writing skills. My sons had SUCH a difficult time […]
Summer is in full force and we have tips for kids who may struggle with sensory processing. The 4th of July is here. Nothing like a holiday to bring family and friends together – this year is extra special because many virus restrictions are being lifted. Since we all feel like celebrating, I thought I’d […]
5 Tips to Focus on Your Child’s Positive Traits Friends, I’ve done some editing on this post as I’ve become a strengths-based therapist. This is the new and improved post with focus on neurodiversity-affirming language. Yesterday I was working with my son on executive function skills. This has become a daily part of our routine. […]
Changing clothes for the seasons can be difficult for children with autism and sensory processing disorder. We offer tips for families, therapists, educators and a helpful matching game that adds fun to function.
Does anyone know what holiday is coming up? BINGO! You’ve got it…..it’s the 4th of July. I’m so excited to offer my readers this fun free download! What a great way to bring family and friends together over the 4th of July holiday. Remember that kids often become fearful of loud noises such as fireworks […]
I LOVE infographics to communicate ideas and give awesome information to my readers. Here’s another awesome graphic from our friends at Autism Parenting Magazine. Here’s one of my earlier posts about apps for autism. It’s another awesome resource! Thanks for reading. Let me know what assistive communication you’ve tried.
When I saw this I knew immediately my readers would LOVE IT! I’ve provided links to purchase via my Amazon Affiliate account for your convenience. Ingredients: 1 airtight container 2 5 oz bottle of clear glue 1 bottle black glitter glue 1½ cup water (separated) 1½ tsp baking soda (separated) 3 tbsp contact solution (separated) […]
One of the questions you ask most often is about helpful apps for kids with autism. Thanks to Autism Parenting Magazine, we have our favorite apps in one infographic! Looking for information about math for kids with autism? Check out our post with tips here. Need help with sensory and behavior trouble with kids? Here’s […]
One of the topics parents and therapists always ask me is about helping children with toilet training. I love infographics. They provide awesome tips and can be shared easily. Here’s one of my favorites. Want more information? Read our earlier post about toilet training here. Interoception or awareness of your own body can be affected […]