Everyone Goes! Toilet Training Tips for Parents

A key fact when considering toileting training is the long-term impact of toilet training on the family’s independence, resources, interactions and social acceptance. The time and effort invested in toilet training is temporary. Toilet training should not begin before age 18 months It becomes a priority if child is over 4 years old Most children … [Read more…]

Holiday Gifts for those with Special Needs

1.  Multi-sensory: Does the toy make noise, light up, have texture, a scent, or movement to engage the child? 2.  Provide a challenge without frustration: Make sure the toy provides different levels of force required to activate the toy, while also not having too many steps in order to engage or participate to activate the … [Read more…]

Apps for AAC

*These apps are only available for Apple products (iPhone, iPad) iPad Apps for AAC     App Description Price Talking Picture Board  A simple picture board for children containing some 300 pictures organized in 20 categories such as animals, office supplies, toys etc. The names of the pictures is spoken when pictures are clicked. Free … [Read more…]

Effects of W Sitting in Children

Decreased Trunk Strength: W-sitting in often used in children to compensate for decreased trunk strength by widening their base of support.  This position does not challenge their sitting balance and trunk strength to develop core stability. Decreased Crossing Over Midline: W-sitting discourages full trunk rotation and crossing over midline with their arms (or the ability … [Read more…]