How We Teach Special Needs Kids About Stranger Danger

  How We Teach Special Needs Kids About Stranger Danger   Parents often ask us about how we go about adapting the content of our program from our little kids to our adolescents and young adults, so we thought we’d spend some time doing blogs and videos about...

What I Wish I Knew Then That I Know Now

What I Wish I Knew Then That I Know Now Someone asked me this week, “What do you wish you knew then that you know now? What would you have done differently?”   It Will Be Okay   I think the most important thing I’d go back in time to tell myself is this: It...

Thanksgiving Activities For Special Needs Kids

  Thanksgiving Activities For Special Needs Kids   The holidays are coming up fast, and this week I’ve been getting our Thanksgiving craft ready. We will be making turkey potatoes! We have googly eyes to put on the potatoes, and we’ll give them legs and...

Fall Reminders For Parents of Special Needs Kids

Fall Reminders For Parents of Special Needs Kids   Routine, routine, routine!   Our kids are all about routine. When our routine gets thrown off that definitely has an effect on our kids. As we transition from summer to fall to winter, routines start to...

How We Help Special Needs Kids With Anxiety

How We Help Special Needs Kids With Anxiety   When you are inside one of our therapy rooms you might see some brightly colored charts.   Zones of Regulation   These represent what we call “Zones of Regulation.” This is one of the many ways we work with...

Update On Our Building Expansion

Update On Our Building Expansion   Right now we have a framed schematic on our wall. Does that seem strange? I’ve had to learn to read blueprints because I’ve had to learn to read blueprints! The one on our wall right now is the plan for our ABA expansion. I’ll...

How We Test Special Needs Kids For Visual Closure

How We Test Special Needs Kids For Visual Closure   Today I’d like to talk to you about a test we do in occupational therapy called TVPS 4, which stands for Test for Visual Perception Skills 4th Edition. This test looks at 7 different areas of visual perception....

Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy

Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy   Today we’re going to tell you all about our ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) room!   We currently have one ABA room, but when we get our new building built, we’ll have several more!   Yes, I said “new building!” We...

The Importance of Community For Parents of Special Needs Children

The Importance of Community For Parents of Special Needs Children   Did you know that one of the most important things you can do on this journey with your child is to form a strong community? Kate's Story     I am a parent like the rest of you. I have...

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