Tips For Celebrating Easter With a Special Needs Child

Tips For Celebrating Easter With a Special Needs Child Easter is another holiday I get tons of questions about. So much happens on Easter. Of course, it’s always on a Sunday, which for many families includes church, maybe a brunch, family events, and maybe an Easter...

3 Goals of Aquatic Therapy

3 Goals of Aquatic Therapy   Whether as a kid or as an adult, you’ve heard about how swimming is one of the best workouts you can do. We love swimming! We use it for therapy at our Allen location, and here are some of the functional goals we use it for:   1....

Summer Camps For Kids With Special Needs

Summer Camps for Kids With Special Needs Believe it or not, summer is almost here! And that’s great for the kiddos, who get to be out of school. But—uh oh! You still have to go to work. Here is some information on our summer camps.   When   The good news is...

What Is a Modality?

What Is a Modality?   Therapists use a lot of words that we assume our parents understand.  We often forget that they don’t! I was reviewing some of the terms we use and decided that I wanted to talk to you about one word I use a lot—modality. You will hear your...

Gift Ideas For Kids With Special Needs

Gift Ideas For Kids With Special Needs   The Problem   Do you like to buy gifts? Sometimes I really struggle with gifts. I have people in my life who are very difficult to buy for, and people who are very easy to buy for. And for our children here in the...

Tips for Planning a Special Needs Birthday Party

Tips for Planning a Special Needs Birthday Party One thing we get asked about a lot is birthday parties—hosting them and attending them.  Birthday parties are a celebration, but not always for our kids. There can be a mixture of things that go on within the dynamics...

A Tour of Our Feeding Room

A Tour of Our Feeding Room   This week we’re on to our Feeding Room! As you might guess, this is where we do a lot of our feeding therapy.    Seating Options   When you come into the Feeding Room one of the first things you might notice is our variety...

The Multiple Purposes of Our Consultation Room

The Multiple Purposes of Our Consultation Room Today I’d like to tell you about our Consultation Room. This room is right near the waiting area. This room is set up for multiple purposes but we mainly use it for parent meetings. If you’ve been here for an initial...

How We Help Clients Improve Fine Motor Skills

How We Help Clients Improve Fine Motor Skills   The next room I’m going to tell you about is our Fine Motor Room. We have Fine Motor Rooms in all of our clinics. When you visit one of these rooms you’ll see that, like in our other rooms, we don’t really have...

Therapy with a purpose – it's imitated, but not replicated.