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 therapist use the… [read more]

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 clinic, gift buying… [read more]

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 of a birthday party that can be wonderful,… [read more]

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 of seating options.… [read more]

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 evaluation you’ve probably been in this room! … [read more]

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 anything on the… [read more]

A Look at Our Pool Therapy Room

A Look at Our Pool Therapy Room Security/Safety   Today I want to tell you all about our Pool Therapy Room! First, I want you to know that we have a security system on the outside of our Pool Room. We have this because the Pool Room can be a very unsafe room if it’s… [read more]

What is Bone Conduction?

What is Bone Conduction? Recently we’ve talked about our iPods and our therapeutic music programs. One of the things I’ve mentioned is something called “bone conduction.” Maybe you’ve been wondering, what on earth is bone conduction?   Our Headphones   Some of our headphones and our dream pod in our craniosacral therapy room have a… [read more]

Spectrum Therapeutic Music For Listening Therapy

Spectrum Therapeutic Music For Listening Therapy Did you know that we use music in our therapy sessions?   Types of Program on the iPod   We’re very excited about a new iPod we have from Advanced Brain Technologies. It contains every album of therapeutic music that ABT has. Having it all on this handy iPod… [read more]

Why Our Testing Room is Blank and Boring

Why Our Testing Room is Blank and Boring   Limit distractions   Another room we have in our offices is our testing room. When you see this room on a tour it will probably seem pretty boring. But there’s a good reason it’s boring! We want to get optimal performance out of the person we’re… [read more]