5 Tips to Focus on Your Child’s Positive Traits
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. […]
5 New Year Resolution Ideas for Kids
Wow, the power of a visual is never more influential than watching the year change. If you’re in the US, you may watch a ball drop on the larger than life 2020 display in Times Square. The feelings are powerful as the end of a chapter in our lives ends and refreshes as the page […]
5 Tips for Transitioning to Summer and Winter Clothing
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.
5 Facts About Interoception
Interoception connects our emotions with our bodies. It’s critical in creating a body map to inform us about meeting our basic needs. Here is an ‘Out of the Pocket’ blog post to give you the fast facts. Children with a sensory processing disorder often struggle to process information received through the sensory system. This means […]
Teaching Empathy with The “Do Good” Jar Activity
We all want our children to be empathic and kind, but how do we help them understand that concept? Here’s a fun activity that allows us to do something creative with our kids while opening up a conversation about other people’s needs. Also, many children prefer to learn by using visual aids. This activity is […]
5 Tips to Get Your Child Outside
Get Your Child Outside, Regardless of Age! Getting your kids outside is a challenge, but every year it is the same thing. Too cold, too wet or too busy. Kids are getting up at the same time in winter, but it is dark. It’s almost dark when kids get home from school and eat dinner. […]
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! “You’ve developed the strength of a draft horse while holding onto the delicacy of a daffodil … you are the mother, advocate and protector of a child with a disability.” -Lori Borgman It is a blessing to be a mother of a child (or two, or three…..) with special needs. We get […]