Vacation Tips For Children With Special Needs

Today let’s talk about holiday/vacation time, or as we clinicians and parents call it, change in routine! Sometimes it’s an exciting thing, but sometimes it’s a scary thing because a change in routine is always very unpredictable with our clients. Sometimes they’ll do...

4 Feeding Myths in Special Needs Children Debunked

Many parents come in with primary or secondary concerns about feeding. They often have a lot of anxiety about the feeding. Also, feeding can be very confusing, because on the one hand they want their child to eat good food, and on the other hand they just want the...

SOS Feeding

There’s a very special, newer approach to feeding that we’re using, amongst others, here at Cutting Edge. It’s called SOS feeding. It’s a sensory integration approach to feeding. We’re using this approach at both our Allen and Katy locations. It combines the textural...

How To Maximize Occupational Therapy Sessions

We did a blog post recently about how to choose your therapist. Now let’s talk about some of the things that are important from a parent perspective when you’re in therapy.  You’ve spent a lot of time selecting your clinic, completing paperwork, going to parent...

What to Look For in an Occupational Therapy Clinic

Certifications Here in our office we have a wall that is our favorite wall. It is the “Wall of Credentials.” It is full of all the credentials of our therapists here, from their national licensure to their state licensure, and their specialties: SIPS which show that...

Summer Camps For Children With Special Needs

Have you seen our camp flyer yet? I know it’s early, but we’re already starting to get calls and requests for reservations! Here’s a brief overview of what camp’s going to be like this year at Cutting Edge. We’re going to do three separate weeks:  In June, we are...

How Does Feeding Relate to Sensory Issues?

This is a continuation of our series on feeding and sensory issues.  Many times parents will tell us that a child doesn’t seem to have any sensory issues, but then goes on to say that he only likes to eat five items. Did you know that a limited diet is often a...

Sleep Tips For Kids With Special Needs

One thing that is often a concern with our sensory kids, and kids on the spectrum, is sleeping patterns. They just don’t sleep! Or, they wake up in the middle of the night. These two issues are very common.  Why your child may have trouble falling asleep: Sleep can be...

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