Extracurricular Activities For Special Needs Kids During COVID

Extracurricular Activities For Special Needs Kids During COVID

How do you handle extracurricular activities during a pandemic?   Why It's Important To Get Active   How you approach extracurricular activities is very much going to depend on your family’s comfort level. But no matter what your comfort level, it is...

Cutting Edge Cares – North Texas Giving Day 2020

Cutting Edge Cares – North Texas Giving Day 2020

Today we want to talk to you a little bit about Cutting Edge Cares.   Cutting Edge Cares is Jennah’s brainchild. Jennah is our Lead Registered Occupational Therapist in Allen, and it was her idea for us to go out into the community and give back. Our special...

Teaching Special Needs Kids How To Cook

Teaching Special Needs Kids How To Cook

Now that our kids are at home more and we are at home more, we have more time with them!   This is a great thing because as clinicians we are always hearing, “We’re rushing out the door! We don’t have time for them to make their own lunch! We don’t have time for...

How Much Screen Time Should My Special Needs Child Have?

How Much Screen Time Should My Special Needs Child Have?

We have a lot of parents who have come to us lately with significant concerns about managing screen time.   Before The Pandemic   For most people, the norm has changed. I remember that, back prior to the pandemic, parents actually monitored and limited...

Virtual Learning Tips For Special Needs Kids

Virtual Learning Tips For Special Needs Kids

Let’s talk about computers, and Zoom, and virtual learning for our kids!   Before March, I was really inept at virtual meetings and setting up telehealth appointments. Now I’m really good at it! I even enjoy making PowerPoints! Screen Fatigue   That being...

Back to School Tips During COVID-19 For Special Needs Kids

Back to School Tips During COVID-19 For Special Needs Kids

The Question of the Day is: Should my child return to school virtually, or live? What's Best For Your Family?   I don’t have the answer to that question! I think the answer is going to be individual, based on your family—your child and their needs, and their...

Transition to Adulthood Checklist For Special Needs Kids

Transition to Adulthood Checklist For Special Needs Kids

It’s time for a check-in: How are your young adults doing?   Here at Cutting Edge, we are still seeing kids of all ages, including young adults. If your child has just graduated, or if they’re approaching their junior or senior year, or if you’re planning for...

How To Explain Wearing a Mask To Special Needs Kids

How To Explain Wearing a Mask To Special Needs Kids

I know there are a lot of new mandates going out right now, so I wanted to talk to you specifically about masks—why masks are important, and what the new rules are.   At our Mansfield office, it was the case that all staff members were wearing masks in treatment....

Should My Special Needs Attend School In Person or Online?

Should My Special Needs Attend School In Person or Online?

Many people are asking us about school. School starts soon, but what will it look like? This is a big question, and I know that what I see now may look totally different in two weeks’ time based on how many cases of Covid-19 there are in the area.   Many of the...

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