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
SUMMER is here! Most families look forward to summer’s relaxation and lazy days. However, the lack of routine and structure can evoke great stress for families of children with special needs. School routines are predictable and provide consistency and the transition to summer may be a difficult one. In addition, the skills your child […]
Why doesn’t love a scavenger hunt? Let’s talk about research…The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is an excellent website for information on the importance of play in kids. Here’s the link to a document specifically discussing recess. This article, The Investigation of Outdoor Play,’ is from 2004, yet emphasizes the benefits […]
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.
Here’s a fun summer activity that kids will love! The bonus is you can use your alligator to hang drawings up on the refer. If you want to challenge your child, print out the photos and ask kids to place them in order to work on sequencing. Also fun is to see what other animals […]
Many children and adults with sensory processing disorder struggle with the transition of clothes when seasons change.