The fidget spinner craze! Have you heard of it? A new “fidget” hit the markets and immediately became the newest sought-after toy among elementary and middle school students. It’s a small hand held toy that spins on different bearings which each give different sensory feedback. Though the craze has just recently begun, the design was […]
Children are often referred to occupational therapy for handwriting difficulties, especially within the educational model. Yet, you’ll rarely see me doing handwriting within one of my sessions. And this often baffles the minds of the parents and teachers who have brought their child/student to me. The reason is, as an occupational therapy practitioner, I’ve been […]
Twas the night before school starts, when all through the house not a creature was stirring… Heck, who am I kidding. Everyone is still stirring. There’s an air of excitement, despair, hope, and sadness. No one is really ready for the summer to end. Summer brings about more carefree days spent with family and who […]
Inclusion. It’s a word that is stressed by parents of special needs often. It’s simple. Inclusion is the act of including. Inclusion means feeling part of something larger than yourself and feeling like you belong. It’s a feeling, we all take for granted, but if we never had that sense of belonging, it would make a seriously detrimental impact on our lives.
Most children on the spectrum, learn best by really repetitive teaching like ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis). Brian responds well to this and has learned many things over the years, that some professionals tried to say he’d never learn. However, sometimes children on the spectrum have a really hard time generalizing what they are learning. What […]
For over two years, we have been sitting on a waiting list for specialized Section 28 services. Section 28 services provide an individual with a disability with a worker(s) who will help them with behavior management, community involvement, and activities of daily living. There is a subdivision within Section 28 that is referred to as […]