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...

Introducing The EDGE

Introducing The EDGE   We have an exciting announcement!   What is The EDGE?   We have an event coming up called The EDGE. EDGE stands for Experience, Discuss, Gain and Educate. The Edge will be an educational support group for all our families. Our...

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...

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