How to Use an AAC System

How to Use an AAC System Last time we talked to you about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). We explained what it is, and how your child might benefit from using an AAC system.   Today we want to talk about how to use an AAC system.   How To...

Programs To Help Nonverbal Special Needs Kids

Programs To Help Nonverbal Special Needs Kids   Today we are going to answer your frequently asked questions about AAC, or augmentative and alternative communication.   What Is Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)   Augmentative and...

Why We Use Food Chaining In Our Therapy

Why We Use Food Chaining In Our Therapy Today let’s talk about food chaining!   What is food chaining?   Food chaining is a therapy we use to help kids bridge from foods that they already comfortably or safely eat to something that is new to them, whether...

Teaching Grooming Habits To Special Needs Kids

Teaching Grooming Habits To Special Needs Kids One of the most popular treatment areas in all of our clinics is the grooming station. We have some variation of this station in each location. In Mansfield, we have a bathroom with a shower. In Katy, we have a bathroom...

The Benefits of Co-Treatment For Special Needs Kids

The Benefits of Co-Treatment For Special Needs Kids   Today we want to talk to you about the benefits of co-treatments.   Why We Recommend Co-Treatments   We recommend co-treatments to many of our clients at Cutting Edge because they maximize therapy...

Special Needs Back To School Tips

Special Needs Back To School Tips It still feels like summer to me, but many of you are preparing to go back to school!   Every year at this time I’m asked, and our clinicians are asked, what is the best way to handle this transition back to school? Transitions...

Should My Special Needs Child Be Driving?

Should My Special Needs Child Be Driving?   What To Consider     Some of the things we take into consideration when it comes to driving are things you probably think about all the time, but you don’t think about them in relation to a medical condition....

My Child Was Diagnosed With Special Needs

My Child Was Diagnosed With Special Needs   What happens when your child is diagnosed with special needs?   Don't Rely On Google Alone   In my experience, the first thing parents do is run to the internet and reach out to our friend Google. This has...

Should My Special Needs Child Have a Smartphone

Should My Special Needs Child Have a Smartphone? Another topic I get asked about a lot is phones, and the internet and social media apps available on phones. I have several clients who have phones. Some of them do not have access to social media on their phone; their...

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