Special Needs Back To School Tips

Special Needs Back To School Tips It still feels like summer to me, but many of you are preparing to go back to school!   Every year at this time I’m asked, and our clinicians are asked, what is the best way to handle this transition back to school? Transitions are difficult for many of… [read more]

Should My Special Needs Child Be Driving?

Should My Special Needs Child Be Driving?   What To Consider     Some of the things we take into consideration when it comes to driving are things you probably think about all the time, but you don’t think about them in relation to a medical condition.   We have some clients who just don’t… [read more]

My Child Was Diagnosed With Special Needs

My Child Was Diagnosed With Special Needs   What happens when your child is diagnosed with special needs?   Don’t Rely On Google Alone   In my experience, the first thing parents do is run to the internet and reach out to our friend Google. This has some advantages—there’s a lot of information on the… [read more]

Should My Special Needs Child Have a Smartphone

Should My Special Needs Child Have a Smartphone? Another topic I get asked about a lot is phones, and the internet and social media apps available on phones. I have several clients who have phones. Some of them do not have access to social media on their phone; their phone is simply to be able… [read more]

Tips For Play Dates for Special Needs Children

Tips For Play Dates for Special Needs Children   One topic we’ve never really addressed before is playdates. Many of our parents really like to have those times where our kids get together with other kids for playdates. Many kids who do not have sensory or developmental issues, and are developing typically have playdates all… [read more]

3 Reminders For Summertime

3 Reminders For Summertime   It’s summertime! And now that it’s summer there are three things we want to remind parents of children who have special needs to pay particular attention to.   1. Travel.   Many people take vacations during the summertime. Whether you are traveling by car or by air, you want to… [read more]

Sleepover Tips For Kids With Special Needs

Sleepover Tips For Kids With Special Needs   One topic I’ve been asked to talk about is sleepovers. Sleepovers is a mixed topic for me. I generally discourage them, simply because there are many variables you can’t control. That said, I do have some tips for you on how to handle them because we don’t… [read more]

Pool Therapy During The Summer

Pool Therapy During The Summer   It’s summer, and it’s time for some pool time!   Your Neighborhood Pool May Not Be Your Best Option   Many of you have neighborhood pools, or you might even have your own private pool. Going to the neighborhood pool is a great social time, but it can also… [read more]

Tips For Taking a Special Needs Child To An Outdoor Event

Tips For Taking a Special Needs Child To An Outdoor Event   It’s now the summer season of outdoor events and outdoor activities. I just saw a flyer for a music in the park activity. There are even movies at the parks. All kinds of outdoor events! And I always have parents ask me for… [read more]

Alternatives to Summer Camp For Special Needs Kids

Alternatives to Summer Camp For Special Needs Kids   We just finished our fine motor skills camp! We had a great time! The therapy animals came (a horse and a dog) and we got to paint them and write our names and do all kinds of fun things.    Reasons Why You May Not Be… [read more]