Summer Camps For Special Needs Children

Summer Camps For Special Needs Children Summer is approaching quickly, believe it or not! And you know what that means here at Cutting Edge—summer camps! We want to make sure that you can get a little break in the summer, and that your kids can have fun but with a creative therapeutic twist.  We’ll be having… [read more]

Independent Educational Evaluations For Special Needs Kids

Independent Educational Evaluations We are excited to offer two new programs: IEEs, and speaking engagements about therapy and child development!    What Are IEEs?   First, let’s talk about IEEs. IEE stands for Independent Educational Evaluation. An IEE evaluates all of the educational aspects that you would get in the school system, with the additional… [read more]

Tips For Taking a Special Needs Child To Church

Tips For Taking a Special Needs Child To Church Another topic that many families ask us about is attending church. I know many families who were avid church attendees but they’ve stopped going, because of the behavior issues with their family members or their kids with special needs. This is not always a great option,… [read more]

Aquatic Pool Therapy For Special Needs Kids

  Aquatic Pool Therapy For Special Needs Kids Our pool from Hydroworx has arrived at our new building! Our therapists have already moved ahead and started doing some of their training to be able to provide aquatic therapy in the pool. Our therapists Joanne and Amanda have gone to Aquatic Therapy University to do some… [read more]

Tips For Staying in a Hotel With Special Needs Children

  Staying in a Hotel With Special Needs Children We have a lot of parents ask us about travel and staying in hotels. Actually, hotels can be a great experience for your kids! We recommend that you work on that, to help them have that great experience.   1. Consider The Type of Hotel  … [read more]

Tips For Attending a Wedding With a Special Needs Child

Wedding season is fast approaching! This reminded me of a story a parent told me, about a time they took their child to a wedding and it was a bit of a disaster. I thought this would be a great opportunity to share some wedding pointers with you. The Challenge Generally speaking, weddings are tough… [read more]

Why We Work on Crafts For Occupational Therapy

Crafts For Occupational Therapy Here at Cutting Edge, you might have noticed that sometimes we send your kids home with craft projects, especially around the holidays. Have you ever wondered why we work on crafts in therapy? Here are just a few reasons:   1. Fine motor skills.   Crafts are a great opportunity for… [read more]

Home Programs For Special Needs Children

Home Programs For Special Needs Children Let’s talk about home programs. Many of you have questions about home programs. Remember, a home program is not a generic recipe for a child. Each one of your kids is a unique individual. When we evaluate them we determine what their issues are, what problems they have and… [read more]

The Role of Technology in Occupational Therapy

Technology in Occupational Therapy You might not realize it, but we use a lot of technology here at Cutting Edge Pediatric Therapy! We have lots of programs and lots of different devices that we use to educate your children because we are in the technology age. We love our iPads, Notebooks, and laptops! We use… [read more]

The Best Types of Books For Speech Therapy

The Best Types of Books For Speech Therapy   You know that it’s important for language-impaired kids to read books. What are the best kinds of books for these kids, and how can you help them read at home?   Books With Simple Pictures   We like to use books that contain very simple pictures… [read more]