Learning to Write Letters

When children are learning to write their alphabet letters, it is beneficial to incorporate different ways for them to practice forming the letters. Different textures or messy play activities are a great way to engage children in this activity by having them try some of the following to form letters: Use their finger in a … [Read more…]

At Home Tricks for Picky Eaters

At Home Tricks for Picky Eaters   ALLOW YOUR FUSSY EATER TO EXPLORE AND PLAY WITH THEIR FOOD Using the tactile or touch sensation will allow your child to explore the textures of foods more easily and “safer” through their hands first. Using fingers first, then progressing towards their mouth, is much less threatening and … [Read more…]

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…]