Why Pumpkin Carving is a Great Sensory Activity

Why Pumpkin Carving is a Great Sensory Activity

This week I want to give you some ideas that are low-risk, but also sensory-friendly.   Even if You Paint Your Pumpkin   One great low-risk, sensory-friendly activity is pumpkin carving! This is a great activity even if you paint your pumpkin, rather than...

Halloween Tips For Special Needs Kids During COVID-19

Halloween Tips For Special Needs Kids During COVID-19

It’s that time of the year … what time of the year is it? Halloween!   Costume Tip   We recently had Olaf the Snowman visit our center! Please check out our video of Olaf, because I want you to see his costume. Olaf has a perfect COVID Halloween costume! His...

Developmental Checklist For Special Needs Kids

Developmental Checklist For Special Needs Kids

We’ve had a lot of questions about the Developmental Checklist we have posted on our website.   If You Aren't Sure If Your Child Needs Therapy   We have many parents who call us who are not really sure if their kiddo needs therapy. Sometimes their...

A Sneak Peek At Our Behavior Therapy Center

A Sneak Peek At Our Behavior Therapy Center

This week we wanted to give you a sneak peek at our new Behavior Center! Don’t forget to check out our videos, so that you can see the whole thing! The Main Room   Our Behavior Center has one main room, and then 8 smaller rooms that all attach to the main room....

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...

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