Tips For Prepping For Summer For Special Needs Kids

Tips For Prepping For Summer For Special Needs Kids

It’s nearly summer! School is out in just a few weeks!   It feels like summer is really coming at us quickly this year. It used to be that we would get out of school right after Memorial Day, and not go back until Labor day. Now, we will be in school for three...

Positive Strategies to Prevent Parental Burnout

Positive Strategies to Prevent Parental Burnout

What are some positive ways to decrease burnout as a parent? There are a million and one things to do in a day as a parent; let one be for you so you can make a positive impact on your child[ren]. Being a parent is a rewarding and continuous responsibility with many...

Why is Therapy Attendance Important?

Why is Therapy Attendance Important?

You may have noticed when you call our front desk staff to cancel an appointment, we always ask the same question: “when would you like to reschedule?” We do this because it is so important for your child to make up missed appointments. This is true for a few reasons:...

Healthy Eating Tips For Special Needs Kids

Healthy Eating Tips For Special Needs Kids

Today we’re going to talk to you about nutrition and healthy eating.   Many parents have just thrown up their hands and said, “Ugh! Will we ever get there?” Don’t worry, you will!   In our clinics, we have some kiddos with significant feeding issues. This...

The Benefits of Dance for Kids with Special Needs

The Benefits of Dance for Kids with Special Needs

Improves motor development:   Through dancing, a child learns about body coordination and control through purposeful movements. Performance of each dance move requires moving the body through a variety of different planes of motion while using combinations of...

Spring Break Tips For Special Needs Kids 2022

Spring Break Tips For Special Needs Kids 2022

In our Allen office, Spring Break is the first week in March. In our Mansfield office, Spring Break is the week of the 14th. Some of you will be in school next week, and some of you will be out.   Whichever week is your break, we hope you can get out and have...

What Is Gestalt Language Processing?

What Is Gestalt Language Processing?

What is gestalt language processing?   Children who use echolalia are ‘gestalt language processors,’ meaning they process early language in ‘whole’ strings of sounds, or ‘chunks’, rather than processing single words. Gestalt language processors are not limited to...

Tips For Families With Multiple Insurance Policies

Tips For Families With Multiple Insurance Policies

  Many of you have changed insurance plans. Some of you have the same plans, but your benefits have changed with the new year. We are excited because we’ve done most of our benefit checks, and we can move forward!   Here are a few things we need to let you...

Occupational Therapy’s Role in the Transition to Adulthood

Occupational Therapy’s Role in the Transition to Adulthood

Going from the teenage years to adulthood is a huge transition in a person’s life. During this time, we work to develop our sense of identity, figure out plans for the future, and become more independent. This period can be difficult and scary for most of us, and our...

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