Christmas Gift Ideas For a Special Needs Child

Christmas Gift Ideas For a Special Needs Child

  Hello again! It must be holiday time now, because our office is filled with decorations! We’ve been thinking about the subject of Christmas gifts, or holiday gifts, or gifts in general. We are asked this a lot, because many of our clients are not...

What is a Therapy Intensive?

We often get asked, “What is a therapy intensive?” And that’s an excellent question! It is exactly what it sounds like, an intensive form of therapy. Many of your kiddos are coming here two days a week for an hour. What a therapy intensive does is it allows us to use...

Four Challenges That Children With Down Syndrome Face

Recently we sponsored the Buddy Walk to raise Down Syndrome awareness, and that made us think that it was time to make a blog post to let everyone know how we here at Cutting Edge Pediatric Therapy can help your children.  As you know, children with Down Syndrome face...

How do you know if occupational therapy is working?

Well, I pull out my crystal ball—no, I’m kidding! Actually, it is not an exact science. Occupational therapy is one of those things that is very individualized, and our families often ask me, “How long are we going to be in therapy? How do I know therapy is working?”...

Gyms For Children With Special Needs

When parents of children with special needs come in to our gym they often ask me, “What is the purpose of all this equipment? What purpose does it serve?” In pediatrics it’s really important to remember that it’s all about play! We do occupational therapy through...

Birthday Party Planning for Children with Special Needs

This topic came as a special request from one of our Facebook fans who has seen some of our videos. The topic is, “How do I handle birthday parties?” This is an excellent request because it’s a very important subject. For our typically developing children, birthday...

Tips for Potty Training a Child With Special Needs

One of the topics we get asked about a lot is potty training. We’re going to be honest with you—there is nothing easy about potty training anybody! But it’s particularly a challenge with our kids who have sensory or developmental issues. There are so many...

Sensory Activities for Proprioception

When our families start in a clinical setting, they often ask us about home programs. We tell our families to be patient because we’re getting to know your child. We don’t want to prescribe a home program until we do know the specific needs of your child, and that can...