Toys and Games For Physical Therapy

Toys and Games For Physical Therapy   Today we’re still talking about the toys in our supply closet! Today we move to the physical therapy part of the closet. We have all kinds of toys that are great for physical therapy, and you can easily find them to use at your home, too.    Balls… [read more]

Medicaid Waiver Programs For Special Needs Kids Part 2

Medicaid Waiver Programs For Special Needs Kids Part 2   We’ve had some discussions lately about the Medicaid waivers in the state of Texas. I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from these, for explaining what they are and how they work and especially for giving the parent perspective on these waivers. If you’re just… [read more]

The Best Games For Speech Therapy

  The Best Games For Speech Therapy We’re back in the supply closet today! Last time I told you all about the toys we use for occupational therapy. Today we’re going to talk about toys and games for speech therapy! For speech therapy, we emphasize games that teach turn taking and putting together words. We… [read more]

The Best Toys and Games For Occupational Therapy

The Best Toys and Games For Occupational Therapy Did you know that at Cutting Edge, one of the most popular rooms we have is the supply room? The kids love it because they get to come in here with their clinician and pick out a lot of their activities. Today I’d like to tell you… [read more]

3 Things Parents of Special Needs Children Need To Do This Fall

    Preparing For Fall Fall is here! The cooler temperatures have finally arrived (kinda)! And we have three quick fall tips for families with special needs children.    1. Prepare for the time change.   Remember that in fall we “Fall Back” soon”.  The days are a little shorter as it gets dark earlier.… [read more]

Tips For Attending Fall Festivals With Special Needs Children

  Tips For Attending Fall Festivals With Special Needs Children We are into that time of year of fall events and fall festivals! And so we wanted to give you some tips and ideas to make sure that your family can participate in all these fun activities, even if you have a child with special… [read more]

How Play Therapy Helps Special Needs Kids Reach Their Goals

  How Play Therapy Helps Special Needs Kids Reach Their Goals Today we wanted to talk a little bit about play therapy, and how we use play to help children reach their therapeutic goals.  Gyms and Equipment   Working in a clinic like this is lots of fun! And working in pediatrics is great because… [read more]

Medicaid Waiver Programs For Special Needs Kids

Medicaid Waiver Programs For Special Needs Kids Recently I’ve had many questions about a very important topic. In fact, this topic is so important that I’m just going to do an outline of it right now, but later I’ll cover more parts of it in depth. We may even hold a meeting where we can… [read more]

Does My Child Need Physical Therapy?

One question we often get is, “Does my child need physical therapy?”   Sometimes it’s obvious that your child could benefit from physical therapy. Sometimes when you teach a child a new skill such as walking, running, jumping, it can be obvious that the child is struggling.    Does Your Child Have Trouble Sitting Still?… [read more]

Nonverbal Communication Tips For Special Needs Kids

Nonverbal Communication Tips For Special Needs Kids   Many parents bring their child to see a speech therapist because their child is not yet talking. But what many parents don’t realize is that just because their child is not talking that doesn’t mean their child is not communicating.   Ways Your Child May Communicate Without… [read more]