How To Choose a Camp For Special Needs Kids

How To Choose a Camp For Special Needs Kids Summer is camp season! There are all kinds of wonderful camps your kiddos can take advantage of. However, there are several things to think about before choosing a camp. Consider your child’s abilities: One thing I always ask my parents to do when selecting a camp… [read more]

Tips For Flying With a Special Needs Child

Tips For Flying With a Special Needs Child Airplane travel can be challenging for everyone, but it can be especially challenging when you’re traveling with a child who has special needs. One of the biggest challenges of air travel is a lack of control. We can plan, but we can’t predict when a flight might… [read more]

Benefits of Swimming For Special Needs Children

Benefits of Swimming For Special Needs Children We’ve had a few blog posts about swimming. Why do we recommend swimming, and why are we building a pool in our new Allen TX facility? 1. It’s proprioceptive. Swimming is a very proprioceptive sensation, which means that all that pressure you feel when you get into the… [read more]

Watching Fireworks With Special Needs Children

Tips For Watching Fireworks With Special Needs Children Do you know what’s been on our minds this week? Fireworks. We often have parents ask us about firework events at this time of year. For many of our kids with sensory processing issues, fireworks can be extremely stressful. Most of this is related to the sound… [read more]

Swimming Tips For Special Needs Children

     Swimming Tips For Special Needs Children One question we often get during the summer is, “When should I teach my child to swim?” Or, “My child is struggling to learn to swim, and I’d really like to help them.” Water safety is a very important thing. Until your child is water safe keep… [read more]

How To Improve Your Child’s Communication Skills

How To Improve Your Child’s Communication Skills Today let’s talk about communication. Communication is the key to connection. The best way to have this communication is to put down the pamphlets, put down the cell phones, turn off the computers, and just talk to each other.  That’s the best kind of communication, one to the… [read more]

Teaching Life Skills to Special Needs Children

Teaching Life Skills to Special Needs Children Did you know we have an apartment here at Cutting Edge Pediatric Therapy in Mansfield? This “apartment” is where we help older kids learn the activities of daily living. It’s similar to a very typical one-bedroom apartment, or an efficiency apartment. And here is where we teach the… [read more]

How Long Will My Child Be In Speech Therapy?

How Long Will My Child Be In Speech Therapy? Can you guess the question we get asked most often? It’s: “How long will my child be in speech therapy?” That’s a tough question for us to answer because there are so many factors that go into answering it. It’s hard for us to predict the… [read more]

Social Skills Group Allen TX

We know kids are excited because it’s the end of the school year and summer’s almost here. But we’re even more excited because a new program we’re offering here at Cutting Edge this summer! This summer (June 12th-July 24th) we’re going to offer a Social Skills Group! This is different from our camps, that are… [read more]

Our New Allen TX Location

Our New Allen TX Location We have some exciting news! We know we just gave you some exciting news when we announced our new Mansfield location. But now there’s more—we are moving to a new location in Allen! Where it is: Don’t worry—this location is literally a stone’s throw from our current location. In fact,… [read more]